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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

* Barefoot running, running on the beach without shoes * 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. * 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

*Cave diving *Deep diving *Freediving *Ice diving *Mermaiding *Spearfishing *Underwater archaeology, particularly activity involving wreck diving * Underwater photography, including underwater videography, is photography done under water. Numerous contests worldwide are arranged every year. Digital cameras have revolutionized how many divers participate. * Underwater videography

Underwater sports

* Aquathlon (underwater wrestling) * Finswimming, some events are practiced completely underwater * Freediving * Snorkeling is the practice of swimming at the surface (typically of the sea) being equipped with a mask, fins, and a short tube called a snorkel. * Spearfishing * Sport diving (sport) * Underwater football * Underwater hockey is a game played underwater which has some similarities to hockey. Two teams of players use short wooden curved sticks to move a heavy puck across the pool bottom to the opponents' goal. * Underwater ice hockey * Underwater orienteering * Underwater photography (sport) * Underwater rugby is a game played underwater which has some similarities to rugby football. Two teams try to score goals by sending a slightly negatively buoyant ball into the opponents' goal placed on the bottom of the pool. * Underwater target shooting

See also

* Outdoor recreation * Outline of canoeing and kayaking


Water Sports Dictionaries
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