Ireland Water Polo

Policies, Forms and Downloads

Note: Some of these are links to documents hosted elsewhere. If you find a broken link please let us know at: webmaster@waterpolo.ie


Swim Ireland Child Safeguarding Statement (CSS) as per Children First Act 2015 requirements


Ireland Water Polo Rule Book - Dated December 2019, Hosted and Maintained by Swim Ireland

(For convenience, you can see a line by line comparison of the above Rule Book with the Rule Book approved by the Board of Swim Ireland and Published in September 2017 by clicking here)


Expense Policy and Forms (from October 18th 2019)

Email from Sarah Kelly

NWPC Expense Policy 2019 (New, Updated 18th October 2019)

Water-Polo-Volunteer-Expense-Claim-Form-2019-20 (Updated 18th October 2019)


Expense Policy and Forms (prior to October 18th 2019)

Ireland Water Polo Expense Policy (Previous, 2016 - October 2019)

Ireland Water Polo Officials Claim Form (referees, table officials) - Updated July 2018 - This is a link to the file on the Swim Ireland website

Ireland Water Polo Officials Claim Form (travel, other) - Updated July 2018 - This is a link to the file on the Swim Ireland website



Rules of Water Polo

NOTE: There have been MAJOR changes to the FINA Rules and these have been applied in Ireland from the start of the 2019/20 Season. A team led by Eamon Caulfield is working on the introduction of these Rules and this encompasses both the Technical aspects (updated timing systems, pitch markings etc.) and the Human aspects (information and training for coaches, players and officials).

The Presentation Slides from the (Ireland Water Polo / Swim Ireland) New Water Polo Rules Seminar and Referees School held in Dublin on September 17th can be downloaded here. Many thanks to tutor Steve O'Brien for making these available.


This excellent YouTube video from WWR/FINA gives detailed clarification of what is and is not a penalty under the current Rules and TWPC Instructions: https://youtu.be/Fg0tpRez57U  


The New Rules and latest guidance issued by FINA are:



The following are links to seminars on the Rules by top International referees (note: these are from 2014/15 and do not cover the Rule Changes introduced in 2019)