List of water sports

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Diving Diving Synchronized swimming Yacht racing Dragon boat racing Kayaking Surfing Swimming Rowing Water polo
A variety of water sports

In the water[edit]

  • Artistic or Synchronised swimming consists of swimmers performing a synchronised routine of elaborate moves in the water, accompanied by music.
  • 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.
  • Diving, the sport of jumping off springboards or platforms into water
  • 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 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 aerobics is aerobics in the water.
  • Water polo is a sport of two teams played in water with a ball.
  • Water volleyball

On the water[edit]

  • Barefoot running is running on the beach without shoes
  • Boating is the use of boats
  • Boat racing is the use of powerboats to participate in races
  • Bodyboarding is similar to surfing, but the board is smaller and the person (normally) lies down on the board
  • Cable skiing is similar to wake boarding but with cables for artificial maneuvering
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Dragon boat racing teams of 20 paddlers racing
  • Fishing is the recreation and sport of catching fish
  • Flyboard, On a board connected by a long hose to a watercraft, water is forced under pressure to a pair of boots with jet nozzles underneath which provide thrust for the rider to fly up to 20 m (70 ft) in the air or to dive headlong through the water down as far as one is willing to go.
  • Flowrider
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking, A kayak is a low-to-the-water, canoe-like boat in which the paddler sits facing forward, legs in front, using a double-bladed paddle to pull front-to-back on one side and then the other in rotation.
  • Kiteboating, is the act of using a kite rig as a power source to propel a boat.
  • Kitesurfing on flat water using a kite for propulsion
  • Kneeboarding, is 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.
  • Paddleboarding a person is propelled on a surf style board using a long paddle
  • Parasailing where a person is towed behind a vehicle (usually a boat) while attached to a parachute
  • Picigin, kicking around a small ball on shallow waters.
  • Rafting
  • River trekking
  • Rowing
  • Sailing using the wind for propulsion
  • Sit-down hydrofoiling is riding on the water with a hydrofoil attached to a ski
  • Skimboarding is a boardsport in which a board is used to ride on an incoming wave
  • Skurfing is where the participant "skurfs" behind a boat on a surfboard
  • Standup paddleboarding, a type of surfing in which the surfer stands on their boards and uses a paddle to propel themselves in the water
  • Surfing downhill on ocean waves or artificial waves in a wave pool
  • Wakeboarding is similar to water skiing, but using only one board attached to the feet
  • Wakeskating is similar to wakeboarding, but the board is not attached to the feet
  • Wakesurfing is a mix between wakeboarding and surfing
  • Waterskiing is using skis to slide over the water while being pulled by a boat or other device
  • White water rafting
  • Windsurfing on flat water using wind for propulsion in combination with sails
  • Yachting sailing on yachts, daysailing, cruising or Yacht racing

Under water[edit]

Recreational diving[edit]

Underwater sports[edit]

See also[edit]