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Thrill of competition returns to water polo as 'exciting' Level X concept launches

Swim England’s ‘exciting’ Level X concept is being expanded to the water polo community and will see clubs from across the country vying for the top spot each week.

Level X Water Polo will see all of Swim England’s category 2 members being given the opportunity to compete in the virtual series and return to competitive action within the confines of their home training environments.

Players will represent their clubs and compete alongside their peers, going head-to-head against other clubs.

The new concept will see club teams completing a set of water polo skills, which have been designed to improve their water polo fundamentals with the aim of getting the highest team score possible.

Scores will then be pitted against other teams across the country and showcased in the Level X Water Polo leaderboards.

Each week, the leaderboards will be updated and show the total team scores – highlighting their success and celebrating these achievements.

The event will officially launch for under 18 members on 12 April, with the over 18’s edition opening on May 17 – as per current Government guidance and the roadmap out of lockdown.

‘Thrill of competition’

Norman Leighton, Swim England water polo talent officer, said: “We are delighted to be bringing this exciting concept to the water polo community.

“Giving our clubs and athletes the chance to take part in Level X is going to be fantastic for our sport and will reintroduce the thrill of competition to their training environments.”

Level X Water Polo will consist of a number of five-week blocks, where the under 18s category includes four blocks and the over 18s three blocks in total, both concluding on 29 August 2021.

Total team scores will be published weekly and at the end of each block on Level X Water Polo pages.

For further information, including the entry pack and FAQs document, visit the Level X webpages here or alternatively, email [email protected].