11 of the Best Places to Learn Water Polo in London

11 of the Best Places to Learn Water Polo in London

Water polo is an intense sport where athletes are submerged in deep water where they can only swim above the surface. Think of it as a combination between soccer and basketball, but in a pool! The object of the game is to outscore your opponent. Players will do this by passing the ball among their teammates, across the pool, and into the opposing team’s goal. It is a popular sport in high schools, colleges, and even in the Olympic Games. It is vigorous, entertaining, and extremely fun to participate in.

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1. London Otter Water Polo

London Otter Water Polo offers thrice-weekly training at various Central London venues including Queen Mary Sports Centre, Shell Centre, Guys Hospital, Crystal Palace National Sports Centre, and Tiller Leisure Centre. These training sessions are open to men and women.

Address
Queen Mother Sports Centre,
223 Vauxhall Bridge Road,
London,
SW1V 1EL

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2. London Poly Water Polo Club

Polytechnic London Water Polo Club has a proud history stretching way back to 1874. The club is based in central London and is one of the oldest and most successful water polo clubs in the UK. Although we are competitive and take our water polo seriously we are also a friendly and sociable club.

Address
St Georges Pool,
221 The Highway,
Wapping,
E1W 3BP

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3. London Penguins Water Polo Club

The West London Penguins are the leading water polo club in London and South East England. The men’s and women’s teams compete in the first division and lower divisions of the British League. The water polo club is open to men, women and juniors and train three times a week.

Address
Fulham Pools,
Normand Park,
Lillie Road,
Fulham,
London,
SW6 7ST

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4. Kingston Royals Water Polo Club

We are the Kingston Royals Water polo Club. Our motto is simple. Why play any other sport?
Water polo is a team sport, which consists of 6 field players and a goalkeeper. It involves setting up positions, developing both offensive and defensive strategies and exceptional amount of ball handling skills, which all determines the outcome of the game.

Address
Atherton Leisure Centre,
189 Romford Road,
Stratford,
London,
E15 4JF

Contact: +447984 859 487

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5. London Orca

London Orca compete year-round in both London and International leagues and tournaments and our squad includes a Men’s Team and a Women’s Team. They are one of the only clubs in London that offers lessons to beginners.

Address
Atherton Leisure Centre,
189 Romford Road,
Stratford,
London,
E15 4JF

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6. Water Polo Enfield

Enfield play competitive water polo all year round and our teams compete in the London Water Polo League, London Water Polo Winter League and the Middlesex London Water Polo League. Based at Southgate Leisure Centre, next to Southgate Underground Station on the Piccadilly Line and just off the A406, we welcome male and female members of all ages and nationalities.

Address
Southgate Leisure Centre,
Winchmore Hill Rd,
London
N14 6AD.

Contact: +447737 021137

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7. Avondale Water Polo

Avondale was founded in 1906 and is based in Putney, South West London. Our players come from all over the world and range in age from 20 to over 50 and in ability from recent novices to ex-internationals. We have two teams in each of the men’s London and Surrey leagues. Although the heady days of us regularly winning the London Premiership are temporarily behind us the pleasure we get from playing and more often than not winning is as strong as ever.

Address
Putney Leisure Centre
Dryburgh Rd,
London
SW15 1BL

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8. Beckenham Swimming Club

Water polo is a great sport for a whole range of abilities. It provides great, whole-body, exercise; a low risk of sports injury, fun, team competition, and is enjoyed by men and women, boys and girls aged 11 upwards (our oldest players are 50yrs ++!).
Beckenham has a long tradition of water polo. At the elite level we have had a number of national team players at junior and senior level, including one member of the London 2012 Olympics UK men’s water polo team, Sean King.

Address
Beckenham
UK

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9. City of London School Water Polo

The water polo club runs u19, u16, u15, u14 and u13 teams playing over 100 matches throughout the year. The City of London School Swim programme runs, alongside the already successful water-polo teams, across all age groups. Weekly swimming lessons and regular extra-curricular training clubs produce large numbers of strong swimmers. The teams compete in the London Schools’ Relay gala, The London Schools’ Championships and the Independent Schools’ League each year. The School also enters the prestigious Bath Cup.

Address
City of London School,
Queen Victoria Street,
London,
EC4V 3AL

Contact: +4420 7489 0291

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10. Croydon Amphibians Water Polo

Croydon Amphibians Water Polo is a club for ages 8 and upwards where anyone can take part in competitive water polo. We are based in Croydon, South London, and use swimming pools at Whitgift School and Trinity School. We compete in the National Water Polo League Division 2, and in the London, Surrey and Winter Leagues.

Address
Haling Park,
London,
South Croydon
CR2 6YT

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11. Surrey Sports Park

Surrey Sports Park is one of Europe’s premier sites for sport, health, wellbeing and leisure. The multi-million pound University of Surrey owned facility has seen over 5 million visitors through its doors since opening in 2010, providing world class sports facilities, activities and events to the university students, staff, elite teams, athletes and the local community.

Address
Haling Park,
London,
South Croydon
CR2 6YT

Contact: +441483 689111

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If you’re a member at a Water Polo club that’s not listed above, let us know in the comments below and we’ll add it to our next list.

 
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