Wednesday, January 7, 2009

1890: First Water Polo match at N.Y.A.C

Extract from New York Times of December 7, 1890 presenting the first Water Polo game held at the New York Athletic Club: “ Ladies’ day events: The only novel feature of the occasion was a game of Water Polo played in the large swimming tank on the ground floor. It proved to be such a success that it is likely to be repeated. The game had never before played in this city, but it has been tried with much success in Providence and Boston...”
Source: New York Times; December 7, 1890.