Wednesday, April 11, 2007

1930: Water Polo at Korcula's West Pier

Island of Korcula (Croatia) has long water polo tradition which dates back from late 1920's. That was the time when Korcula's students, studying their degrees at Universities in Split, Zagreb, or Dubrovnik discovered Water Polo as fashionable new game and brought it with them to Korcula to play during their home stay at summer vacations. Quickly, Water Polo become popular in Korcula and become prestige sport of privileged Korcula's middle classes. Soon, this new game was accepte very soon by kids from all Korcula's backgrounds. At the time, there was no swimming pool in Korcula, so water polo was played at locations that were most suitable for players as well as spectators.
One of these locations were Korcula's West Pier where provisional Water Polo pool would be formed by means of row of boats full of spectators from one side and piers' edges with stools and seats at the other side of the piers. That was how perfect structure of Water Polo pool would be created for every of these special occasions.

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