Sunday, September 13, 2009

Underwater Hockey

My usual gym class on Tuesday nights has been canceled this semester. I play basketball once a week, but I like to have at least one other exercise activity - that way if I miss one, I've still done SOMETHING!

So I have joined a team that plays underwater hockey (purely coincidentally, of course, on Tuesday nights....).

Say what now?

It's this thing.

I learned about it from other people who scuba dive, and a lot of the people on the team are scuba divers. Basically, you wear a mask and fins in the pool, and you hit around a puck on the bottom. The quirk is that everyone has to breathe at some point, so there is some strategy involved in which players are at the surface taking a breath and which are available for passing and defending on the bottom.

My first week I was terrible - they play from 8:30 - 10:00 pm, but by halfway through I was breathing so hard that I could barely make it down to the bottom before I would have to come up for air again. Last week was much better, and we practiced some exercises so the beginners (there are a bunch of other new players as well as myself) could learn techniques.

I'm excited about this new adventure, and the players are a friendly lot.

To new activities - cheers!


  1. Wow, that sounds pretty cool! I'd never be able to do it since I don't really swim all that well...Good for you!

  2. I've heard about that! I wanna check it out eventually! Keep me updated :)

  3. Awesome!! I found out my school has it as a winter sport. Thanks for telling me what it's about. I've decided I want to do it :)