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Playing UWH

Welcome to underwater hockey, the fast-moving sport played on swimming pool bottoms across the United States. Get started playing today!

Underwater hockey is played 6-on-6, and strategy is similar to soccer, basketball, and ice hockey. On average, each player is underwater less than 5 seconds at a time, and almost never more than 15 seconds. Success -- putting the puck in the goal trough at the bottom of each end wall -- ultimately depends on teamwork.

Get an introduction to the basic skills and strategies in our Beginner's Guide to UWH

Players wear fins, for speed, as well as masks, snorkels, and protective gloves and headgear. The sticks are short so players can move them quickly through the water to maneuver the puck on the bottom, shoot the puck past (or over) defenders, and bat down shots. Learn how to get yourself equipped with our Buying Gear tips.

Wondering about your first practice? Find out What to Expect

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