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.

Monday and Wednesday 7:00PM at the Rosen Aquatic Center Orlando 407-996-3444

Mon-Wed-Friday Nights 7:30PM at the Rosen YMCA Aquatic Center Orlando 407-363-1911

Monday and Friday Nights 7:00PM at the Rosen Aquatic Center Orlando 407-996-3444

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We are on TV tomorrow!!

Make sure you tune in tomorrow night (Saturday) to WESH Channel 2 at 7:30 PM.  They are running the underwater hockey segment they filmed a few weeks back as a nice prelude to the winter Olympics.  Greg says that the underwater footage came out great and that it is a...

Congrats to Sebastian 14u flick record.

Well if you didn’t come Friday night then you missed a great opportunity to get a team age group  flick record.  Sebastian Castano was there and had a nice flick of 5’ 5” which set the 14u record  See our Records Here. If you were a no-show then you also missed...

Friday night flick off!! Be there.

A great opportunity for almost anyone to set a team record on our friday night flick off before our scrimmage. Most of the age group records are open and the first to flick in each age group will get the new record. Ariel is our current overall flick record holder...

Flick Records and more . . .

Okay so everyone was wondering what the surprise was on friday, so for those poor souls that couldn’t attend practice we’ll now let you know.  Lucky brought in his Flick measurement record device.  So now we are going to be keeping official team records for longest...

Practice Friday – Something new!

Okay, I’m bringing something new to practice tomorrow for underwater hockey that no one has ever seen before. I’m not going to say what it is, but everyone will want to try it.  You will have to come to find out what it is . . . and no it's not cookies. Years from now...

Great filming on Wednesday

Strong work to everyone who showed up to practice on Wednesday.  The filming went great and it should be exciting to see in a couple of weeks when the segment airs. I will post the air time as soon as they let me know.  Again they have asked for us to keep the fact...

How to do a Flick video and more . . .

Several of our new players are still wrestling with technique issues on how to do a successful underwater hockey flick (for really new players this is how we take shots and do passes). I have tried to break down the flick into its components so it is easier to...

Friday scrimmage & filming on the 8th

Hope to see everyone friday.  It is great that Sid will be here from U of F.  We need a good turn out as it has been a couple of weeks since many of you have played. Wednesday Jan 8th WESH will be filming us.  We need a really big turnout that night.  They will have a...

Join Lucky for a workout today

I will be doing an UWH workout (mostly drills) at my house in the shallow pool today (Thursday) at 5pm.  Everyone is welcome to join me. The water temp is 82 degrees. Great workout yesterday.  Hope we see some of the no shows on Friday.