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Water polo Equipment and History






The ball weighs between 400g and 450g. The circumference of the ball is 0.68m to 0.71m for men and 0.65m to 0.67m for women.

Bathing caps

Coloured bathing caps with individual numbers and ear protectors. Used to distinguish the various players on a team as well as to provide protection.

Lane ropes & buoys

Used to distinguish the field of play and imaginary distances from the goals.


Two goals, 3.0m wide and 0.9m high, float on the water.


The swimsuit should be non-transparent or with a separate undergarment.