Otters Water Polo Water polo is known for its toughness and endurance, but the Y has developed a program that harnesses all the dynamic aspects of the game in a safe way! This fun game will motivate kids to swim and stay t while learning water safety skills. Kids will love this energetic sport that incorporates swimming skills, safety, teamwork, and athleticism. This refreshing game is played in the pool with two teams, opposing goals and a water polo ball (which floats on the water.) Somewhat of a combination of soccer and basketball and swimming, players throw the ball like basketball, into a net like soccer, while swimming and treading water. Water polo is an incredible, low-impact workout andis a game that builds strength, endurance, and swimming skills.