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Our Sport

Game in progressUnderwater hockey (or octopush) was first played in Southsea in the 1950s.  It's a fast and fun sport played with a puck at the bottom of a pool. It is ideal for confident swimmers of any age / size / fitness who are bored with lane swimming, or want to play a team sport.   The sport is now played worldwide, there are regular national and international club competitions as well as European and World Championships. 

Click on this link for a great video showing the sport: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70w_CqOz8fg

Our Club

Players ready to startThe club was formed in 1990. Our home, since 1993, is the Spectrum Sports Centre in Guildford. During the summer months we also play at Guildford Lido, where we host the popular 'Barbipush' competition (octopush followed by a BBQ). We also host a regular 'Turkey Burn' event between Xmas and New Year, with proceeds going to charity.  In 2012 we changed the club's name from 'Farnham and Guildford Octopush Club' to 'Guildford Underwater Hockey Club' to reflect the international name for our sport. 

Our Players

The club's members cover a wide range of skills, from novices to GB team members.  Some are social players, some take part in competitive events.  We have a senior mixed team, a ladies team and several junior teams at different age groups.  Some of our players started as juniors and have gone on to win Gold medals at the World Championships, others just play for fun.

Getting Started

We welcome new members from age 8 to adult.  You need to be confident in the water but don't have to be a great swimmer to get started.  We have a good selection of club kit available to lend you during your first sessions so there's no need to make any big investment up front.  We can teach you how to snorkel and how to play the game, from basic puck skills to advanced team formations and tactics.  Just get in touch (see below) to start the ball rolling.

Where and When

Our session times are generally as follows, but please check the latest session timetable for up to date information.

 

Day Time Location
Sunday

17:00 - 18:00 (Juniors)
17:45 - 19:00 (Adults)

Spectrum Centre

Tuesday
Sept - June

20:00 - 21:00 (Dive Pit - 4m depth) Spectrum Centre

Wednesday
June - Aug

19:00 - 20:00 (Outdoors) Guildford Lido 

Contact Us

Email contact@guwh.co.uk

Website guwh.co.uk

Facebook facebook.com/GuildfordUWH

Twitter @GuildfordUWH

GB Under Water Hockey http://www.gbuwh.co.uk/