List of Water Sports
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List of Water Sports
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A variety of water sports

In the water

  • Aquajogging, is a cross training and rehabilitation method using low impact resistance training. It is a way to train without impacting joints. Participants wear a flotation device and move in a running motion in the deep end of a pool. Equipment, aside from a pool, can include a flotation belt and weights.
  • Artistic or synchronised swimming consists of swimmers performing a synchronised routine of elaborate moves in the water, accompanied by music.
  • Diving, the sport of jumping off springboards or platforms into water
  • Finswimming is a sport similar to traditional swimming using fins, monofin, snorkel and other specific devices
  • Modern pentathlon includes épée fencing, pistol shooting, swimming, a show jumping course on horseback, and cross country running
  • Rescue swimming is swimming with the goal to rescue other swimmers
  • Swimming, including pool swimming and open water swimming
  • Synchronized diving, Two divers form a team and perform dives simultaneously. The dives are identical.
  • Triathlon, a multi-sport event involving the completion of three continuous and sequential endurance events, usually a combination of swimming, cycling and running
  • Water aerobics is aerobics in the water.
  • Water basketball, mixes the rules of basketball and water polo, played in a swimming pool. Teams of five players each must shoot at the goal with a ball within a certain time after gaining possession.
  • Water polo is a sport of two teams played in water with a ball.
  • Water volleyball

On the water

  • Boat racing, the use of powerboats to participate in races
  • Boating, the use of boats for personal recreation
  • Cable skiing, similar to wake boarding but with cables for artificial maneuvering
  • Canoe polo combines boating and ball handling skills with a contact team game, where tactics and positional play are as important as the speed and fitness of the individual athletes.
  • Canoeing is an activity which involves paddling a canoe with a single-bladed paddle. Most present-day canoeing is done as or as a part of a sport or recreational activity.
  • Dragon boat racing, teams of 20 paddlers racing the ancient dragon boat
  • Fishing, the recreation and sport of catching fish
  • Flyboard, a brand of hydroflighting device which supplies propulsion to drive the Flyboard into the air to perform a sport known as hydroflying.
  • Jet Skiing, performed with a recreational watercraft that the rider sits or stands on, rather than sits inside of, as in a boat.
  • Jet Boarding is a powered surf board usually by 2 stroke engine or electric power.
  • Kayaking, the use of a kayak for moving across water
  • Kiteboating, the act of using a kite rig as a power source to propel a boat
  • Kneeboarding, an aquatic sport where the participant is towed on a buoyant, convex, and hydrodynamically shaped board at a planing speed, most often behind a motorboat.
  • Parasailing, where a person is towed behind a vehicle (usually a boat) while attached to a parachute
  • Picigin, a traditional Croatian ball game that is played on the beach. It is an amateur sport played in shallow water, consisting of players keeping a small ball from touching the water.
  • Rafting, recreational outdoor activities which use an inflatable raft to navigate a river or other body of water
  • River trekking, a combination of trekking and climbing and sometimes swimming along the river
  • Rowing, a sport that involves propelling a boat (racing shell) on water, using oars
  • Sailing, the practice of navigating a sail-powered craft on water, ice, or land
  • Sit-down hydrofoiling is riding on the water with a hydrofoil attached to a ski.
  • Skimboarding, a sport where people use a wooden board to slide fast on water.
  • Surfing, a sport where an individual uses a board to stand up and ride on the face of a wave.
  • Wakeboarding, a sport where an individual is attached to a board via bindings and then holds a handle to be towed across the water while riding sideways.
  • Wakeskating, a sport where the rider stands on a board and is towed across the water performing maneuvers similar to those seen in skateboarding.
  • Wakesurfing, a sport where the individual surfs on the wake created by a boat without holding onto the handle.
  • Water skiing, a sport where an individual holds onto a rope and handle while being towed across the water while riding one or two water skis.
  • White water rafting, rafting on various classes of river rapids
  • Yachting, the use of recreational boats and ships called yachts, for racing or cruising

Under water

Recreational diving


Underwater sports

See also

References


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