Welcome to Orlando Underwater Hockey
Okay, all you swimmers, divers, water polo players and aquatics enthusiasts come and join us for underwater hockey at the Rosen Aquatic Center on I-Drive Orlando (407 996 3444) We play Mondays and Wednesdays nights at 7:00PM. It is free to play. The team is co-ed, and no experience is necessary.
Nobody grows up learning how to play underwater hockey. We will teach you. If you can swim down to the bottom of the pool (7 feet), you can learn to play. Don’t worry about the equipment; we have loaner gear.
If you have a mask, snorkel, and fins, bring them; no problem if you don’t; we will provide them as well as sticks, gloves, caps, and instruction. Don’t use the excuse; “I will try it when I get in shape”. Learning to play is the only way to get in shape for underwater hockey. Always check our facebook page for any cancellations of practice before you come (The Rosen Aquatic Center sometimes hosts large competitions that preclude regular programing at the facility). Click here for current updates.
Click Here for latest practice updates and possible cancellations this takes you to our facebook page which is current.
A brief history of underwater hockey
Underwater hockey (UWH) was originally known as “octopush,” the game was invented in Great Britain in 1954 to keep dive club members active during the winter. Many modifications occurred over the decades, developing underwater hockey, a sport recognized by the International Olympic Committee and governed by the World Underwater Federation (CMAS).
Underwater hockey is an international sport, with over 36 countries having fielded teams in the world championships since 1980. UWH World Championships occur every two to four years and have Men’s and Women’s divisions and Master’s (35 and above) Junior divisions (19u and 23 and under). Underwater hockey was introduced to the United States in 1970, and there are now 60 club teams. In addition, annual USA national championships have occurred for over four decades.
Orlando Underwater Hockey was founded on January 7th, 2011, at the now Rosen Aquatic Center through the efforts of Ariel Czesler and Lucky Meisenheimer. Since that time, the team has grown rapidly in recognition within the sport. Our team won two state championships in 2019 and 2021. We sent teams to National Championships with a fifth-place finish at nationals in 2019. We have had three players selected for our National team who represented the USA in the world championships held in Spain. Our club has hosted multiple tournaments in the past, including Nationals, Regionals, State championships, potlucks, and the annual Doc Lucky Invitational. We are perhaps best known for welcoming and developing new players for the sport.
No practice next week on Friday 13th
We had an excellent turnout on Wednesday with 14 players. Let's try to do the same tonight. See everyone underwater. Schedule update: The Grand...
We still play if it rains!! Please come tonight.
Yes, it may be a bit rainy but for *&$# sake it’s underwater hockey. Let’s get a good turnout tonight. No Excuses!
Video has an old underwater photo of our team
This is a video story from Aquatics International. It has a old photo of our team underwater in the story. You can see the video here. Our numbers have been a bit thin on Fridays. Please come join us this Friday for a bit of UWH fun. Although many may not know this,...
Don’t forget to . . .
1.Come to practice tonight. Wednesday was awesome . . . 20 players. Let’s do it again tonight! 2. Sign up for our tournament. We all need to support our club. Please sign up for our tournament. 3. Come be a zombie for Lucky at 8:15am tomorrow (Sat) 6645 Lake Cane...
Why is this UWH player crying!!!!
Tournament fees at $65 before Aug. 6th Aug. 7th- Aug. 31 st. $75 T-shirt pre-order for $10 please include size ($15 poolside) All entries postmarked before July 1st will receive their T-shirt with paid admission.(please add size) No entries will be accepted after...
Info about Jr. Worlds
As of January 1, 2015, will you be 18 (or younger) or 22 (or younger)? Are you an American Citizen or Permanent Resident? If so, then you are eligible to play in the U19 or U23 Junior Worlds Competition happening in Castello de la Plana, Spain on August 6-15, 2015....
New Video – Underwater hockey fouls.
We’ve had some requests for more information on fouls from some of our new players so click here to see the video.
Team Mascot proposal and more . . .
Every team needs a mascot (not true) and most mascots are unimaginative and boring stingrays, barracudas, sea cucumbers, etc... Plus, most names have already been taken by other teams . . . Okay, Sea Cucumbers is still available. So I propose SHARKTOPI as our team...
4th of July party and more . . .
As you are probably aware we have only one practice this week (Wednesday- tonight), sadly the pool is closed on the 4th; however the good news is if you crave UWH, as I do, we will have an impromptu get together at 4pm at Lucky & Jacquie's house on the 4th and we...
If you don’t come to practice tonight we will . . .
If you don’t come to practice tonight we will kill this zombie.