, or underwater hockey, sees players togged out in basic equipment including a mask, snorkel, fins, and water polo hat.
They were also Huddersfield Borough Club divers but had been competing at octopush
for about four years 56073002 | A sports event with a difference was the aim of these members of the Polytechnic's Motorcycle Club.
But the super-fit sportsmen and women who play underwater hockey - or Octopush
- have to do most of their battling holding their breath.
SPORTS PLAYED: Aikido, American football, athletics, badminton, basketball, biathlon, cricket, croquet, cross-country, fencing, fives, football, golf, judo, octopush
, outdoor pursuits, pentathlon, rackets, rowing, rugby, sailing, softball, squash, swimming table tennis, tennis, ultimate frisbee, unihoc, volleyball, water polo and yoga.
came to the UK in the 1950s as a game to help divers keep fit over the winter.
You could make a big splash in your bid to reach peak fitness by playing hockey underwater.
Katy took up underwater hockey, also known as Octopush
, almost 10 years ago in Orkney.
- to give it its official name - is played like the original game, just in a swimming pool.
Underwater hockey, also known as octopush
, is an aquatic sport played in a swimming pool.
(ock-t'-push)--the eighth stage of labour in the birthing experience of a parturient octopus [underwater hockey for two teams of eight swimmers with snorkels who 'push' a lead 'squid' around at the bottom of a pool] PISSASPHALT (piss-ass-falt)--a horizontal urinal with a porous bitumen surface installed for the micturition needs of long-haul truck drivers in outback Australia [a form of semi-liquid bitumen]
derives its name from the era when the sport was played with eight players to a team.
However, you could always try something different, like Octopush
( underwater hockey ( or cheerleading.