Many people may have seen these caps before. These are the same caps used in Water Polo. We use these to protect a player from possible injury to the ear / eardrum. Each player typically has a light and dark colored cap for game play to clearly identify one team from another.
A mouth guard is placed over top the snorkel to help protect the players teeth / mouth from accidental injuries. An internal mouthguard can also be used. As in any sport – accidents do happen and we wear certain gear to help keep our players safe from injuries where possible.
There are a number of pucks sold around the world for the sport of UWH. An official puck weighs between 1.1 and 1.5 Kilos and typically is made of lead but encased in a plastic shell of some sort. Each puck is slightly different and some work better than others depending on the type of pool bottom.
The stick we use to play the game varies in all shapes, sizes, and materials. Some players are more comfortable with a smaller sticks (typically forwards) while other players prefer a larger one (typically defenders). Sticks are made of different materials but most common are wood or plastic.