Water polo is another group sport that is done in water. Water polo, like other sports, has its own rules and conditions. Join us to learn more about this sport.
What is Water Polo?
Water polo is a group sport that uses a ball in the water. In which two teams with 7 players and a goalkeeper in each team along with 6 reserve players participate in this sport, players must move by swimming. This game is played in 4 times of 8 minutes. The winner is the team that throws more balls into the opponent’s goal in these 4 times. Join us to learn more about this sport.
History of water polo sport
Water polo was invented in Britain in the 1870s and its first rules were established in Scotland and England. The first international match between the national teams of the two countries was held in 1890 in London and ended with the victory of Scotland.
It was the first team sport to enter the 1900 Olympics, winning the British championship. The domination of the Iranians in this field later disappeared and countries such as Hungary, Italy and Eastern European countries became the first powers in this field.
Women’s water polo entered the Olympics at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. The sport is run internationally by the International Swimming Federation (FINA). The length of the water polo pool in international competitions is 30 meters and its width is 20 meters. The gates are 3 meters wide and 90 cm above the water level. The weight of the ball is 400 to 450 grams. In women’s competitions, a smaller pool 25 meters long and 17 meters wide is used.
Benefits of Water Polo
- Increased physical strength, especially in the muscles of the thighs, arms and wrists
- Increase flexibility
- Increase the speed of reaction in response to stimuli
- Increase the power of focus, coordination and map design
- Strengthens speed, strength, willpower and endurance
- Awareness and awareness and concentration of the senses and agility and resistance and control of the nerves
The first World Water Polo League
The first World Water Polo League officially started in 2002. At that time, there were only eight teams in the league in two groups.
The top teams in the league were Russia, Spain, Hungary and Greece. The first team prize in 2002 was the same one hundred thousand dollars.
Basic skills in water polo
To do water polo, an athlete must be able to do certain things. The first factor necessary to start this sport is swimming skills. In this sport, players must be able to swim 30 meters in the pool over and over again. The way water polo players swim is different from classic swimming. In this method, the players use a free steel so that when swimming, their heads will always be out of the water so that they can dominate the game.Read More
In kite surfing, directional boards are usually used, which are similar to pointed surfboards, which are mostly for catching waves. But in kiteboarding, twin tips are usually used.
Benefits of Kiteboarding
Kiteboarding is not only beneficial for body health, fitness, increasing flexibility and increasing concentration, but it is also considered as a low-injury sport with all aerial maneuvers, dramatic movements and challenges. For example, the number of injuries in this sport is 7 people per 1000 hours, while in American football this number is 36 people per 1000 hours.
Who is kiteboarding suitable for?
If you do not have a specific disease or water phobia and you have minimal physical fitness so that you can maintain your balance, you can try kiteboarding.
Suitable place for kiteboarding
Any blue place that has the following characteristics is suitable for kiteboarding.
- Half a meter deep with enough space and winds facing the shore or parallel to the shore at a speed of 10 to 35 knots (19 to 65 kilometers per hour).
- Have a suitable place to lift and put the kite to sleep.
Kiteboarding is often done on the shores of seas, oceans, lakes and small bays, and in rare cases on large rivers.
Popular kiteboarding destinations
There are many attractive destinations in the world for this exciting sport, and this makes it a little difficult to choose the best destinations. In this section, we have introduced the 3 most popular destinations on which there is the most consensus.
Among them, we can mention the beaches of Trafia in Spain, which is the best season to use it in the months of April to November.
Part of the Red Sea coast in Greece is also one of the most popular destinations every year, the best time to travel for kiteboarding is from March to October.
And finally, the beaches of Mui Ne in Vietnam, which is the best time to do kiteboarding between November to March.
Where to start?
There are 2 centers in the world in the field of holding kiteboarding training courses. The most common is the non-profit organization (IKO), which offers courses ranging from rider levels to coaching and specialist clinics. The organization is a non-profit commercial training center, but its certifications are not approved by the World Sailing Federation and the World Kiteboarding Association (IKA).
Another certification body is the International Kiteboarding Association, which is part of the body of the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) and the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Certificates issued by (IKA) are recognized throughout the body and structure of sports in the world and in all countries.Read More
Sports that deal with natural elements such as water or wind have long been one of the most popular activities among the people. Water-related sports have a lot of fans among people, especially those who are interested in adventure, because of the excitement of water and wind-related sports because of the high excitement they create.
Needless to say, sports such as kiteboarding, which is an attractive combination of both water and wind activities, have a special place among fans of emotional sports.
What is kiteboarding?
It is an adventurous water sport in which, using a kite and a board, they move on the surface of the water by the force of the wind.
In fact, kite-boarding is a combination of windsurfing, surfing and gymnastics.
History of kiteboarding
Historical records state that kite has been used in China for 2,800 years to send messages, measure wind and distance, send people into the air to monitor, and send messages in combat operations. Of course, at that time it was not yet used to move people or equipment. Until the 18th century, George Pokak used a kite to move boats and chariots.
In 1903, pioneer pilot Samuel Cody built a device that crossed the English Channel using a kite that powered a small boat. In the late 1970s, Kevlar fabrics, followed by Spectra, led to more durable, lighter, yet more controllable kits. In 1978, Mr. Ian Day reached a speed of 40 kilometers per hour using a Tornado catamaran equipped with a Flexi Foil.
But the pioneer of kite-boarding as we know it today goes back to the Legaignoux brothers from France, who built the first inflatable kite in 1984 and exhibited it in the first week of Brest. The same brothers built a kite under the brand name Wipika in 1997, which is the complete form of today’s kites. Also in 1997, the first dedicated board was built by Raphael Salle, and kiteboarding was officially introduced to the world as an exciting sport in 1998.
Different styles in kiteboarding
There are different styles of kite-boarding, each of which differs according to the type of movement, the difference in equipment, the type or the place of its use.
Kiteboarding styles include the following:
- wave riding (kitesurfing), surfkite freestyle, freestyle, free ride, wakestyle, speed, air style, slalom, kite waves, park riding, wake skate, kite foil, course racing (formula kite)
In the future, in a separate article, we will explain in detail the differences of each style. But we should talk about kite surfing here, which is one of the most popular of these styles, because sometimes people use its name instead of the correct name of the discipline itself, which is kiteboarding.Read More
Triathlon is one of the most popular Olympic disciplines in the world, this discipline includes 1500 meters of swimming, 40 kilometers of cycling and 10 kilometers of cross-country skiing, which is done consecutively.
History of Triathlon in the world
The first triathlon was held in France in 1921 under the name of the triathlon, in which athletes cycled 7 km, ran 5 km, and finally swam 200 m. Although the sport ceased for 50 years, it was finally introduced in 1972 as a dual sport among other sports. In that year, the competitions included running and swimming.
In 1974, several athletes from the three sports of athletics, swimming, and cycling decided to compete in a combination of the three sports in the United States. At first, they were worried that the number of participants would not reach the desired level, but in complete disbelief, 46 athletes were put together at the starting line. In 1978, a U.S. Navy officer introduced a subset of triathlon. A swimmer and runner himself, he followed the news of cycling competitions and believed that cyclists were strong and capable athletes. For this reason, he decided to continue the movement four years ago to offer a more difficult type of triathlon, which became known as the Iron Men competition. In the first round, 15 people competed, of which only 12 made it to the finish line, but today more than 30,000 people from all over the world compete each year.
World Trade Union
The International Triathlon Association (ITU) was founded in France in 1989, and in August of that year the first world competitions in the field were held, and now more than 175 countries are members of this union. The International Triathlon Federation is currently chaired by Marisol Casado of Spain. The Tri-Asian Confederation was established in South Korea in 1991 and is chaired by Justin Park of South Korea, who currently has 36 members. Triathlon entered the Olympics in 2000. Initially, the WTO had 25 members, but now has more than 175 members.
Types of branches of this sport
Currently, three branches of triathlon, aquathlon and duathlon, are planning their world competitions under the auspices of the ITU.
Participants at the beginning of the race must run the standard distance of 5 km and then swim two km and run 5 km again in a row until the end of swimming. The first round of the competition was held in 1998. Distances vary at different ages. For example, in the youth age group, these distances are reduced by half.
This competition consists of two sections, two and one section of cycling. Participants must run the standard distance of 10 km, then ride 40 km and again run 5 km in a row in standard distance.
Distances are different at different ages. For example, in the age group of young people, these distances are reduced by half.
These competitions include cross-country skiing, mountain biking and cross-country skiing. (Includes 7 to 9 km of running – 12 to 14 km of mountain biking and 10 to 12 km of cross-country skiing)
Rescue team triathlon
These competitions include 250 to 300 meters of swimming, 5 to 8 kilometers of cycling and 1.5 to 2 kilometers of cross-country skiing.
Dual relief team
These competitions include 2 km of cross-country, 8 km of cycling and again 1 km of cross-country.Read More
Water skiing is a kind of water sport. The athlete, while skiing on his feet, is pulled on the water by motorized watercraft at a speed of about thirty kilo-meters per hour. The competition field is two hundred meters long and twenty meters wide, which is closed by floating balls and is marked with a diameter of five Centimeters.
History of water skiing
Water Skiing was invented in 1922 in Lake City, Minnesota, USA by 19-year-old Ralph Samuelson.
Ralph Samuelson first tried the sport in the Lake Pepin area of the Mississippi River. Samwalson believed that if you could ski on snow, then you could do the same on water!
The wood that was first used for this sport was the usual ski. Of course, the original type of ski used for water was made of wood, but today the material used for this type of wood is fiberglass.
Water skis are usually wider than snow skis and have smaller footrests than snow sticks. The skier guides himself with a handle attached to the boat by a rope.
There is usually a vest that is a life jacket and is attached to this rope to prevent the rider from drowning. But amateur skiers should wear this coat. Some skiers also do this sport without skis. In fact, with bare feet, this type of skiing, of course, is called barefoot skiing (Barefoot Skiing).
Water skiing competitions
This fascinating sport is followed in a variety of competitions. One of these types of competitions is single player competition. In this form, each person participates in the competition individually. There is also a group type of this sport. In this type, several people are connected to a boat and do this sport in the form of a team.
Usually in water skiing competition, a route with a certain distance is determined. Obstacles and turns are placed on this route, which the skier has to travel with his skills and using the minimum time. Acrobatic and dramatic movements also have points in these competitions.
Obstacles such as the jumpboard allow the skier to demonstrate his acrobatic and skillful movements by jumping and spinning in the air.
Speed team water skiing competition is also important in this competition, the faster the boat moves and the better the skier controls himself, the higher the score.
The fastest skier ever able to move has a speed of 160 kilometers per hour, but in competitions skiers are not allowed to move more than 58 kilometers per hour (for men), 52 kilometers (for women) and less than 42 kilometers.
Today, this sport is considered as one of the most popular recreational sports around the world. In Canada, water skiing is available on lakes as well as the sea. In Toronto, the sport is also offered to fans.Read More
In this sport, a special board with a length of 2 to 4 meters is used and the work exercise is moved by the wind force on the sail mounted on this board. Windsurfing, unlike surfing, does not require long waves. The equipment installed on the board and rig is easily rotatable and gives the sport the ability to have high freedom of action when moving. The range of the sail varies from about 3 square meters to 12 square meters according to different conditions and the skills of athletes.
S. Newman Darby, originating in 1964 on the Suskehana River in Pennsylvania, USA, did not patent the Darby Sailing Desk Initiative due to limited financial resources and inadequate legal advice. His main focus in “Derby Industries” was selling programs so that any school-age child could make one under $50. Instead of creating personal wealth, his focus was on introducing young people to the sport of sailing, even in very shallow water. In 1964, Derby began selling its sailing boards. The Derby promotional article was published in the August 1965 issue of the journal Science Science. Windsurfing offers experiences that are beyond the scope of other sailing associate designs. Athletes can perform jumps, inverted loops, spin maneuvers and other “free” movements that can not be moved with any type of yacht. The Windsurfs were the first to ride some of the world’s largest waves, such as the Joz, on Mao Island, and with very few exceptions, until the advent of surfing, waves of this magnitude reached the surfers in the more traditional ones. Intense Wave Climbing Boards Together, many professional windshields ride the same waves that surfers do.
Tips for surfing
Surfing takes a lot of time
As a beginner, you should know that surfing is one of the most complex sports in the world and you have many challenges to achieve your first success. When you fail to reach a wave, you will probably be disappointed, but in this adventure to succeed, this will happen to you many times. Even the best surfers can sometimes not reach the big, surprising waves, but they always remember one thing: they do not give up trying every day! You may get hurt over and over again during the ride, but eventually a smile settles on your face that never fades. It is enough to be positive and patient and practice hard to reach a feeling that will never be forgotten by riding a wave.
Give your body a proper state in water
To move from a beginner surfer to an intermediate surfer, you need to know how to position your body on the surfboard. The first thing to do is tie your legs. Most novice surfers put their feet far apart. Just look at other professional surfers and act like them. Another mistake is the posture on the board: do not spread like a flat pancake on the board! Stretch your body and head and be strong and flexible in the water.Read More
In last week’s article, we talked about surfing in its entirety. Today we want to examine the types of this sport together.
Surfboards have different lengths and characteristics that we have discussed in detail in the equipment and surfing equipment. The range we are dealing with in this type of surfing is about 3 meters long. Having the best balance of all surfing boards, these long boards provide the opportunity for surfers to perform special gymnastics-like movements on it. By walking on the board while surfing, they can stand on the nose of their board or even turn there and stand backwards in the opposite direction of the range. Even the most skilled can sometimes surf while standing on their hands.
This type of surfing is done with a range that is not easy to balance with the previous type, but gives more maneuverability to the rider. In this type, surfers can make consecutive and reciprocating rotations on the wave. Or even jump in the air from the peak of the wave with their range. Professional surfers can spin in the air and get back on the wave at the same time.
As the name implies, this type of surfing is done on very long waves. Although the long wavelengths of the oceans can reach more than 25 meters, most surfers choose waves 3 to 6 meters high for riding. These waves form only in open ocean waters, so these waves can not be seen in lakes and rivers. More experienced ones are usually pulled by boats to very high waves in the ocean to reach the right waves. At the moment of the desired wave, they release the mooring attached to the boat and bravely go to face a mountain of water and take a ride from it.
One of the reasons for the formation of long waves is the topography of the seabed. The shape of some of the bumps in the water bed causes very high waves. The Mavericks Beach in California, as well as the beach in Nazaré, Portugal, are examples of these places, both of which are popular long-haul surfers.
This branch of surfing looks like water skiing. In this way, the rider rides on the waves created by a boat or any heavy vehicle that moves rapidly in the water. Of course, the difference with water skiing is that after standing on the wave, they release the mooring attached to the boat and move on the waves without being pulled by the boat.
Large tankers generate large waves when moving in the water, usually at an average height of about 1.5 meters. But sometimes they continue for about 1.5 km behind these vessels. In places like the Gulf of Mexico, surfers take advantage of this opportunity to surf in the wake of these large vessels.
If you want to know more about the other water sports like jet skiing please ask us. Jet skiing needs a jet ski and because jet skis are so expensive you can consider jet ski rental in Toronto and Canada as an option. Also, you can consider boat rental in Toronto and Canada as an option.Read More
The wave of sport riding is exciting, enjoyable and at the same time challenging. Riding on the waves of the sea and uniting with the power of nature is an experience that frees your mind from the outside world. Surfing, on the other hand, is the best exercise for hoping and trying to overcome external problems.
These are the answers to the question of many professional surfers in the world: “Why surfing?”
Would you like to know more about this popular sport? So join us.
History of surfing
Although surfing has been around in the world for about 200 years, it is probably a thousand years old. Indigenous peoples of Hawaii, Fiji, and Tahiti did similar surfing. They went to sea with the help of fishing boats and returned to shore by gliding on the waves. These places are still very popular destinations for surfers today.
You only need two things to ride a wave. Fragile waves, surfboards, and of course a little courage. Sometimes it is possible to surf even without a board, this method is called Bodysurfing. We will talk about the types of surfing below.
Do not rush The practice of surfing in practice is not as simple as it seems. The surfer must get to a point in the water where the waves begin to break near the shore. This point is called the Surf Line. Now the surfer may reach this range by paddling on the board or be pulled to that point by a device such as a jet ski. Once it reaches this point, it waits on the board and carefully monitors the waves that are forming. Experienced surfers evaluate each wave from several angles. A good wave is one that is strong enough to ride, and also not dangerous enough to throw when it breaks. In other words, the surfer must be able to ride in and out of the wave before approaching the beach or cliffs.
Step after wave detection
Once the surfer has identified the right wave, it quickly reaches its climax. As soon as the wave starts to break, it jumps from the abdomen to the legs and is bent over the board. Here the difference between professional and beginner surfers can be seen. Only professionals with a lot of practice can stay on the board. Surfing, they ride on the wave towards the shore, until the wave loses its power. At this point, he can get out of the wave by changing the direction of his board and turning it towards the sea, or simply by sleeping on the board again and paddling. Of course, this happens if the power of the wave does not upset its balance in the middle of the path and reaches the end point of the wave. In any case, after exiting or falling in the wave, the movement towards the Surf Line is repeated.Read More
Exercising the whole body
Swimming uses all muscle groups in the body. A person should use the muscles of the arms, legs, torso and abdomen to swim.
Increase cardiovascular strength
Cardiovascular exercises are exercises that use the heart, lungs and vascular system of the body. Swimming is part of this group of sports. Swimming lowers blood pressure and controls blood sugar.
Suitable for all ages and all bodies
People with different physical fitness and different ages can swim. They just have to choose the intensity of the swim to suit their situation.
Swimming is a skill
In addition to improving your health, swimming is a skill that can save your life, even in certain situations.
Swimming is suitable for injured people
People with osteoarthritis who cannot do strenuous exercise can swim because water does not put pressure on muscles and joints.
Swimming is suitable for the disabled
People with physical disabilities can swim and the sport is easier for them.
Swimming helps people with asthma
Swimming increases the ability of the lungs and controls breathing. Humid air inside the pool reduces the symptoms of asthma.
Improving the condition of MS patients by swimming
People with MS can find better conditions by swimming. Swimming reduces pain in these patients and prevents fatigue and depression.
Swimming is not dangerous for women
Pregnant women who are overweight may be harmed by strenuous exercise. Swimming is not dangerous for these people and it is easier.
Calorie burning above swimming
Swimming is one of the best exercises for burning calories. The amount of calories burned by swimming depends on the intensity of exercise and the body.
People who do not have the patience to exercise can choose to swim. This exercise is invigorating and does not tire the person.
Increase sleep quality
Exercise is suitable for people who are looking for better sleep and have insomnia.
Exercise triggers the release of endorphins. In this way, it improves morale and self-confidence.
Stress control by swimming
Swimming reduces stress and anxiety.
Low cost and affordable
Many cities have pools with different prices that most people can easily use these facilities.
For people living in cities, swimming pools can be almost the only choice. But try to choose a pool that is large enough so that you do not spend all your time walking around.
If you can swim in the river or sea, your training will be better because the waves will increase your body’s resistance. Another advantage of swimming in the river and sea is that you can swim half the time and then spend the rest running along the beach. Running on the beach sand is more intense than running on a treadmill.
We are going to end swimming articles soon and then we will learn about more water sports. But, if there is any question about jet ski rental in Toronto and Canada and boat rental in Toronto and Canada, please feel free to ask.Read More
In the last article, we talked about different types of swimming. Today we want to continue this discussion, because there is no need to talk about jet ski rental in Toronto or boat rental in Toronto.
- Backstroke crawl swimming is like a frog swim, but the person’s face is upwards instead of downwards.
- It is easier to breathe in backstroke because your mouth and nose are separate from the water, but it also has the problem of not being able to see where you are going.
- Like the abdominal crawl, the key to this type of swimming is to rotate the trunk and pelvic joints.
- When performing a back crawl, your arms should be bent at the elbows when moving your hands back into the water. Many people mistakenly keep their arms straight while moving.
Freestyle swimming is a type of swimming that is defined by FINA (World Federation of Swimming, Diving and Water Polo) and is performed in various world and Olympic competitions, which is one of the fastest swimming styles.
Freestyle swimming means that in this swimming competition, a swimmer can swim in any style he wants, except in individual or mixed team competitions where free swimming means any style except back, frog or so on. .
Swimmers usually compete in the 50m, 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m and 1,500m individual freestyle and the four-on-200 and 100m freestyle team athletes.
Mixed swimming is a combination of four swims: butterfly swimming, backstroke, frog swimming and freestyle swimming. The design of this type of swimming dates back to the 1950s, when it was introduced in 1954.
In the official and international competitions, 100 in the four-meter mixed relief, 400-meter individual and 200-meter individual competitions will be held.
Diving is one of the most important and beautiful sports in swimming. Diving is generally done either from the platform or from a springboard.
There are two types of platforms: 10-meter platform and 5-meter platform. There are also 2 types of metal boards: 3 meters and 1 meter.
Diving is done both with and without running.
Types of diving:
There are different types of dives that divers from the moment they leave the platform or board to enter the water, twist their body in different ways and then dive into the water.
Types of dives are: angel, broken, open set, a front wheel with a backrest, a backrest and a half, backward diving, a moonlight, balance dive, diving balance, screw dives.