Study Shows Concussions Prevalent in Water Polo Athletes

In 2016, during a first-ever survey conducted by UCI, 36% of water polo players report getting concussions. UCI receive more than 1,500 surveys from USA water polo players, both men and women. These surveys asked questions about head injuries, concussions, and symptoms of concussions.

Of these players, most of the reported head injuries came from goalies – averaging 2.49 concussions per person.

This study shows just how prevalent head injuries are in water sports, and is an important first step towards preventing concussions. Increased head protection is necessary for all athletes in all sports – including competitive swimming.

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