Is it ok to hold the edge of the pool or touch the bottom of the pool during a game of Water polo?
I have a Water polo tournament coming up soon and have never played it before. I have trained once so I'm just going to help them have enough for a team. I am a strong swimmer, but have no idea how to do the Water polo egg beating technique. I can tread water for maybe 1-2 min while also trying to play the ball etc.
The pool the tournament is 2m deep and I'm 1.89m tall so that's why I thought of the bottom.
I read that it's illegal to push off the wall, which is fine because that gives you an advantage. Is it ok to hold on to it if you're just tired?
This isn't really a very high level of competition either if that makes a difference.