Inner tube water polo
(ITWP) is a variation of the sport water polo
with the important difference that players, excluding the goalkeeper
, are required to float in inflatable inner tubes
. By floating in an inner tube, players experience less contact and expend less energy than traditional water polo players, not having to tread water
. This allows casual players to enjoy water polo without undertaking the intense conditioning required for conventional water polo.
This sport is predominantly played at universities by intramural coed
teams, but can also be found in recreational adult leagues. The sport's rules resemble those of water polo
, however, with no governing body the rules vary across different leagues. For example, while the winner is determined by the team which scores the most goals, some leagues award one point for a male goal, and two points for a female goal, while others award one for either. Read more...