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Is it played in a normal public swimming pool?

 
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2006 2:58 pm    Post subject: Is it played in a normal public swimming pool? Reply with quote

Hello. I wondered if underwater hockey was played in a typical public swimming pool, or wether certain types of pools are needed and certain lines and markings etc?

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MF
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2006 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A typical swimming pool is around 33 meters in length. Around 1m at shallow end and 2m at deep end (ideally a pool would be same depth - around 2m), but it doesn't matter at club level, even at tournaments, because the game has half time where the teams switch ends.

Most of the games are played in swimming pools that exist because of general swimming demand (thats why they were built) and also for general family play time fun (which is why they are usual built with one deep end and one shallow end......
...... underwater hockey [uses] the arena of a typical pool and it works out well.

In future - when the game is seen (good film footage) I would think specific pools would be built with the precise underwater hockey rules 'field-size' and marked out with lines to determine areas in the field the game is played ----- this will be future days.

There are pools that have been designed (very expensive specific swimming competition pools) so the bottom moves. This allows a shallow and deep end as usual for mainstream use, but also allows a ''same-depth'' configuration to be formed - this is good for competition lane swimming - but as it happens it is great for underwater hockey too!.

Maybe also in future there will be acrylic see-through pools built specifically for uwh.

Hope helps a little.
Bethany
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