Grabbing, holding, kicking, wrestling — all while treading water. Sound fun? Water polo is one of the toughest games on the planet and has been an Olympic sport since 1900. Water polo may resemble a game of soccer played in the water, but it actually began as an aquatic version of rugby. Today, water polo combines elements of both games – the aggression and physical contact of rugby and the skill and tactical approach of soccer. The men’s competitive season is in the fall, that is when practices are of the utmost importance. The spring is concentrated on training and conditioning in preparation for the competitive fall season to come. We welcome players of all skills and backgrounds as we compete against other big ten universities and clubs.