Inner Tube Water Polo is a variation of traditional water polo that is played with players sitting on large inflatable inner tubes in a pool or other body of water. The inner tubes provide a unique challenge and add a fun element to the game. The sport is usually played at the recreational or non-competitive level, and is particularly popular among college students and young adults.
The game is typically played between two teams of six players each, including a goalkeeper. Players sit on inner tubes and use their hands to pass and shoot a ball toward the opposing team's goal. The objective is to score goals by throwing the ball into the opposing team's net, while also preventing the other team from scoring.
The rules of Inner Tube Water Polo are similar to traditional water polo, but there are some differences to accommodate the use of inner tubes. For example, players cannot leave their inner tubes during the game, and they are not allowed to hold onto the goalposts or the sides of the pool.
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