Welcome to the home of the Whales
Start the year right and come try this awesome sport!
Underwater rugby is an action-packed, 3D, weightless sport played with a water-filled ball, mask and snorkel in a swimming pool. You’ve got to hold your breath, dive down and tackle opponents to score a goal in the basket at the bottom of the pool.
Underwater rugby was invented by German divers looking for away to keep fit in winter, but has now taken over the world. The team at UNSW was the first in Australia, and we now have teams in 7 cities across the country.
This 5 week introduction course will teach you everything you need to know to compete. Everyone is welcome to come along, make new friends, and try out an exciting new sport!
What: 5-Week Beginner’s Course
Who: Guys and girls all welcome
When: Wednesdays, 8:00-9:30pm
Starting from Wednesday 1st of August (Week 2 for uni students)
Where: Deep end of UNSW pool, cnr of Anzac Pde and High St
(Let reception know you’re playing underwater rugby)
Bring: swimmers, towel. Optional: mask/snorkels & fins
$30 Arc Members
Cost includes: Five 1.5hr trainings with coach, insurance, club membership and free attendance at any weekend sessions for the duration of the course!
Mixed training sessions are on Wednesday evenings at UNSW, and usually on Thursdays and Sundays in the deep pool at Revesby or Leichhardt Park Aquatic Centre, Lilyfield, and sometimes in the ocean at Clovelly or Gordons Bay. Also, there are girls training sessions at Victoria Park on Tuesdays. If you want any info on training sessions just get in touch (see contact us).
Note: Please always let the people at the desk know that you are here for underwater rugby, when you come to every pool sessions.
Wednesday sessions are in a shallower pool (2m), it’s great for swimming fitness, basic skills as an easy introduction for beginners.
The real game takes place in a deeper pool, with a lot more room to move around in & enjoy a bit of space and depth. Revesby Pool is 3.5m deep and has walls on 3 sides, perfect for playing proper games and good training sessions. Beginners are welcomed as well.
Max Parker Leisure & Aquatic Centre, located in Revesby.
Leichhardt Park Aquatic Centre is a 5m deep pool for pre competition training sessions located in Lilyfield, which is a bit more intensive, allowing good quality deep games.
We also have girls training sessions on every Tuesday night at Victoria Park Pool, Camperdown, which is a 3m deep pool.
There’s nothing like jumping in the ocean on a sunny summer afternoon and playing some UWR with schools of fish around. Water temperatures are around 22 degrees in summer so you can play in a swimsuit, or a light wetsuit if you feel like it. Ocean games happen irregularly, but you can find out about it or encourage people to run one with the facebook page.
Updated 14th, May 2018