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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. These categories are based on the relation of the sports to the water. Some of the sports include only one part related to swimming, as for example Triathlon.

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In the water

Under water

  • Scuba diving is swimming under water using a (self contained) breathing apparatus
  • Free-diving is the aim to maximize the depth dived using no breathing apparatus
  • Underwater hockey is 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.
  • Underwater rugby is rugby played under water. Two teams try to score goals by sending a slightly negatively buoyant ball into the opponents' goal, which is situated on the bottom of the pool.
  • Underwater photography is photography done under water. Numerous contests worldwide are arranged every year. The digital cameras have revolutionized how many divers participate.

On the water

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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

  • Swimming
  • Triathlon - Usually a combination of swimming, cycling and running
  • Modern pentathlon includes épée fencing, pistol shooting, swimming, a show jumping course on horseback, and a cross-country run.
  • Rescue swimming - Swimming with the goal to rescue other swimmers or the practice thereof.
  • Surf lifesaving - A competitive sport which evolved from the training activities of lifeguards at Australian surf beaches.
  • Water polo - A team ball sport played in water.
  • Synchronized swimming - A hybrid of swimming, gymnastics, and ballet.
  • Fin swimming - Swimming with fins
  • Water aerobics - Aerobics in the water
  • Water gymnastics - Gymnastics in the water
  • Snorkeling - The practice of swimming at the surface (typically of the sea) being equipped with a mask and a short tube called a snorkel.
  • Diving off springboards or off platforms
  • A water slide - A slide with water flowing down it

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

  • Boating - The use of boats
  • Bodyboarding - Similar to surfing, but the board is smaller and the person lies down on the board
  • Canoeing
  • Canoe Polo - Polo using a canoe
  • Dragon Boat Racing - A team paddling sport on water
  • Fishing - The recreation and sport of catching fish
  • Hydroplane racing
  • Jet sprint boat racing
  • Kayaking
  • Kite surfing on flat water using a kite for propulsion
  • Motor boating
  • Offshore powerboat racing
  • Parasailing - A person is towed behind a vehicle (usually a boat) while attached to a parachute
  • Rowing - Propels a boat by means of oars
  • Sailing using the wind for propulsion
  • Surfing downhill on waves
  • Wakeboarding - Similar to water skiing, but using only one board attached to the feet
  • Wake skating - Similar to wakeboarding, but the board is NOT attached to the feet
  • Water skiing - Using skis to slide over the water while being pulled by a boat or other device
  • Wind surfing on flat water using wind for propulsion in combination with sails

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