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There are a large number of sports that involve water. The following is a List of water sports, divided by category. This list is not complete. Some of the sports include only one part related to swimming, as for example Triathlon.

In the water

Under water

  • Diving
  • Scuba diving - Swimming under water using a (self contained) breathing apparatus
  • Free-diving - The aim to maximize the depth dived using no breathing apparatus
  • Apnea - The practice of not breathing for extended times.
  • Underwater rugby - Rugby played under water with a ball that has been rendered neutrally buoyant. Surfacing to breathe is only allowed without the ball.
  • Underwater hockey - Hockey played under water with short wooden curved sticks and a heavy puck. Players wear diving masks, snorkels, and fins, and must surface to breathe while team mates continue the game on the pool bottom.

Near the water