About YCF Underwater Hockey

YCF Under Water Hockey officially started at the YMCA Aquatic Center – Orlando, Florida on January 7th, 2011.  Two of our current and still active team leaders, Ariel Czesler and Lucky Meisenheimer combined forces to make this happen.  Underwater hockey is an internationally recognized sport that has been played since being originated in 1954 in England.  It is a limited contact sport that is played co-ed in our club and has both national and world championships. Many of our players go on to compete in tournament competitions.  Please sign up for our Blog email updates to keep up to date on our club activities.

We always welcome new members and if you don’t have equipment come on out anyway as we have plenty of loaner gear. You should feel comfortable swimming to the bottom of a 7 foot deep pool (that’s where the sport is played) and know how to use a dive mask, snorkel and fins.  You don’t have to be an extremely skilled or fast swimmer to play underwater hockey. Don’t wait “to get in shape” before you try it.  You get in shape for underwater hockey by playing underwater hockey. We have no age limits to play with our club but most of our players are between the ages of 12 and 65. We have a number of parent/children combination players.

We play every Wed and Friday at 7:15 pm.  We rarely ever have a cancelled practice, and if we do cancellations will be posted on the blog or our underwater hockey Facebook page.

Here are some  informational links to help you get started!

Our Facebook Page
Our Meet up Page

Gear for new players

Videos about our club
Our team promo video from 2011
Our second promo video
From the Orlando Sentinel
How to do an UWF Flick

 

2 comments on “About YCF Underwater Hockey
  1. Caris says:

    Great example of how starting something new can be fun! What made you decide to turn the land sport into a swimming sport? Such a good idea. Love the blog and how it explains everything in detail, whether it describes the sport or gives out information on ‘meet up dates.’ I’d love to learn more about this unique sport. Maybe you could give me more of an idea of what to do?

    • luckyj@msn.com says:

      The sport has been around since the 50s. There are National and world championships. The sport is much bigger in Europe than the U.S.A. It’s great fun to play. Best way to find out more about the sport is to show up for a practice. If you are in the orlando area we play every wed & fri evening at 7:15pm at the YMCA Aquatic Center. If you don’t have gear, no worries, we have loaner gear. Come on out and join us.

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Wed & Friday Nights 7:15PM at the YMCA Aquatic Center Orlando 407-363-1911

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