Where and When

The listed times are when we get in the water and start warming up. Some people get in earlier, others are late. If you haven't played before arrive on time or early so we can help you find gear before the warm up. We normally start a scrimmage after 30 minutes of warm up.

On Fridays we have a program for children: Children's Underwater Hockey
 
 

Practices at King Pool

5701 3rd St (At Carroll Ave, near Candlestick Park)

Monday nights 7:30-9:40
Monday tends to be our fastest game, but new players are welcome. People with some snorkeling or lots of swimming experience can jump right in. Sometimes we have enough people to have separate beginner and advanced games. (pool doors open at 7:15pm)


Thursday nights 8-9:55
Warm up in the shallow end starting 8pm (don't go behind the water polo game). We get the entire pool and start our game at 8:30. This practice has a mix of experienced players and rookies.


Practices are free for new players until you are hooked. Regular and visiting players please contribute with cash or online where you can see suggested amounts.

At King the front door is normally closed, go to the door on the north side of the building, in the playground.


The pool is closed for city holidays, scheduled pool closures and occasional other reasons. You may want to check our email list archives for mention of special events.


Practice at the Presidio YMCA pool

As of Feb. 7, 2014 this program has been cancelled by the new aquatics director at the YMCA.


Children's Team Practices at King Pool

5701 3rd St (At Carroll Ave, near Candlestick Park)

Friday Nights 6:30-8:30 for kids

The San Francisco Sea Lions and SF Recreation and Parks run this program for kids around 9-14 years old. Equipment for beginner player is included!

Children need to be able to swim 4 x 25 yards without stopping (form and style don't matter) and tread water for 1 minute.

The program is currently free, a small fee will be implemented soon. 

Players that have been in the program for more than 6 months are expected to buy their own gear. See this link for advice on what to buy: Gear for Children

Children need to be at poolside at 6:30, they are in the water until 8:30 and parents must pick them up immediately afterwards.

Parents don't need to stay during practice, but if they stay they can swim laps for free in the deep end of the pool or sit on the bleachers adjacent to the pool. 

Every coach has had their background approved for working with children by the city R&P department.

Other Underwater Hockey clubs near us

San Jose

Club Puck plays in Los Gatos on Sunday and Thursday. See clubpuck.us for up-to-date information.

Santa Rosa and Sebastopol

Sebastopol Sharks play on Tuesday and Thursday nights at the Sebastopol pool. See http://www.suwh.us/ for more information.

Sacramento

Sacramento Underwater Hockey is temporarily suspended. If you are interested in playing or starting a session or club in the Sacramento or other place in California, please contact Sean Avent, Western US Regional Development Director.

Elsewhere

If you looking for other clubs in the Bay Area, or anywhere else in the country (or the world), the Underwater Hockey Tourist is a great resource.