Water Polo in the East Midlands

Welcome to the home of water polo in the East Midlands. Water polo is a fast-paced sport played by two teams in a swimming pool and requires a high level of stamina and fitness.

The game involves throwing a ball around your team and shooting to score in a net, guarded by a goalkeeper, while the other team will try to take the ball from you. A player can cover up to 3km in one game!

Senior water polo matches involve teams of seven players starting in the water, competing in four quarters of eight minutes. However, because the clock is stopped when the ball is not in play, the average quarter lasts around 12 minutes.

East Midlands Water Polo Clubs

There are a number of competitive water polo clubs in the East Midlands where you can learn to play.

If you’re a competent swimmer and think you’d be up for a new challenge in a team environment why not give water polo a go? Use the contact details below to find out more about each club.

Local Area
Grantham Water Polo Clubhttp://www.granthamwaterpolo.org.uk/Grantham
Horncastle Ottershttp://activelincolnshire.com/clubs/horncastle-otters-swimming-club/Horncastle
Hinckley WPChttp://www.hinckleyswimmingclub.co.uk/page/waterpolo/207/Hinckley
Hucknall WPChucknallwaterpolo.clubbuzz.co.uk/Hucknall
Matlock Water Polo Clubhttp://www.matlockwaterpolo.com/Matlock
Northampton Water Polo Clubhttp://www.northamptonwaterpolo.co.uk/Northampton
Nottingham Leander SChttp://www.leandersc.com/Nottingham
South Derbyshire Water Polo Clubhttp://www.waterpolocity.co.uk/waterpoloclubs/clubs/south-derbyshire.htmDerby
Southwell SChttp://www.nottshelpyourself.org.uk/kb5/nottinghamshire/directory/service.page?id=jE-62WvNB_sSouthwell
Loughborough University WPhttps://www.facebook.com/loughboroughwaterpolo/Loughborough
Spalding SChttp://www.spaldingwaterpolo.co.uk/Spalding
Kettering SChttp://www.kasc.org.uk/Kettering
Calverton and Bingham SChttp://www.cabsc.co.uk/Bingham

Water Polo Competitions and Development

Water polo clubs in the East Midlands play at a variety of levels, from local to national.

There are a number of water polo festivals for U15s at club level, while some of the more established clubs enter teams in the Swim England National Age Group Championships or British Water Polo League.

On a regional level, the East Midlands and West Midlands select a combined Midlands team to the Swim England Inter Regional Championships.

Some schools also enter the English Schools Swimming Association (ESSA) water polo competition. This is a good way to get more competitions and play games with your school mates.

Midlands Water Polo Committee

The Swim England Midlands Water Polo Committee are responsible for the management of the sport in the East Midlands and West Midlands regions.

If you have something you would like to raise at a committee meeting, please contact Sarah Dunsbee on waterpolo@asaem.org.uk.

You can download committee meeting minutes from this year in the folder below, or click here to download minutes from previous years.

Water Polo Committee Minutes 2018