Thursday, December 4, 2003
Living It Up: Water Polo
Kicking, clawing, scratching - and that's only what happens beneath the water. If you want a sport that combines swimming with strategy, how about a little Water Polo. Tonight, Jackie Johnson's Living It Up at ransom Everglades learning the rules in the pool.
(WSVN) -- We are Living It Up with a sport that's great to play here in South Florida, check out why Water Polo's making such a splash.
Jackie: "Just tell me a little bit about Water Polo, I don't know anything about it."
Felix: "Water Polo involves the offensive game of basketball with some hockey rules."
Jackie: "Is it a hard workout, I mean because they are constantly treading water aren't they?"
Felix: "Normally the game lasts about an hour,they can't touch the bottom and they are swimming up and down the pool."
Jackie: "Okay well I know how to swim, but I don't know how to play Water Polo, any tips for me?"
Jackie: "You can't touch the ball with 2 hands, so you have to catch and pass with one hand...your eggbeater kick is important, that's what keeps them treading water."
Jackie: "Okay Felix, what's going on right now?"
Felix: "Right now, that's our post player, the offense runs through the post player, that's like ourShaquille O'Neal position. And basically all the people on the perimeter, they are drivers, they are going to move around and try to set the ball to the post, drive and get open so the post can feed them the ball and they can shoot."
Jackie: "Is it a little rough?"
Felix: "The referee can't see everything so certain players learn certain techniques to get away under water like holding a suit to get an advantage on a player."
Felix: "Remember, one hand."
Jackie: "I'm already breaking the rules."
Felix: "Good, good, but follow through a little bit more with your waist, like you would throw a football."
Jackie: "And that's what it's like Living It Up playing Water Polo, a big thanks to the Ransom Everglades and UM Water Polo teams, this is quite a workout, I'm Jackie Johnson, 7 News."
Next week, Hip-Hop will never be the same.
Jackie's learning to be a DJ.
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