Tougher, harder, more daring than football. A game in which grit, grit, and more grit is the main requisite for success. Yet, with all that, a game in which speed and skill and quick thinking blend into one whole. Truly a sport for men to be played by real men. When Water Polo first was recognized by the London Swimming Association, back in 1870, it was appropriately called the game of “football in the water. ” At that time the game had just begun to take on the semblance of order and organization; the rules were then first being worked out as well as the other numerous minor details that attend the launching of any sport on the sea of athletics.