List of water sports


What is sailing - 4 boats out sailing

A recreational or competitive activity where participants use wind power to move a boat through the water, often in a race or regatta.


Open water swimming

A common water sport, where participants use different strokes to move through the water.

Stand-up paddleboarding:

Stand up paddle boarding in the sunset

A sport where participants stand on a large board and use a paddle to move through calm water or ride waves.

Scuba diving:

Scuba diving off a boat

An underwater activity where participants use a self-contained underwater breathing apparatus (SCUBA) to breathe while exploring the depths of the ocean.



A recreational activity where participants swim at the surface of the water with a snorkel, mask, and fins to observe marine life.


A water sport where participants ride on the waves on a board while balancing and manoeuvring through the water.

Wing foiling:

Wing foiling is a relatively new water sport where the participant uses a handheld sail (wing) to ride a hydrofoil board through the water and air.

Water skiing:

A sport where participants are towed behind a boat while standing on skis and manoeuvring through the water.



Similar to water skiing, but the participant rides on a single board and performs aerial manoeuvres by jumping off the boat’s wake.



Windsurfing is a water sport where a person rides a board with a sail attached to a mast and boom, using wind power to glide on the water while standing or kneeling on the board.


sea diving underwater freediving

A sport where participants dive underwater without the aid of a breathing apparatus, often for extended periods of time.

Jet skiing:

jet skiing

A recreational activity where participants ride a motorized watercraft through the water, often performing tricks and stunts.


Kite boarding

A water sport that combines aspects of wakeboarding, windsurfing, and paragliding, where participants ride on a board while being pulled by a kite.

Canoeing and kayaking:


A recreational or competitive activity where participants paddle through the water using either a single-bladed paddle (kayaking) or a double-bladed paddle (canoeing).

Underwater hockey:

Underwater hockey

A sport played on the bottom of a swimming pool, where participants use sticks to push a puck across the pool floor and into a goal.


White water rafting

A group activity where participants navigate through rapids and other obstacles in a rubber raft.

Underwater rugby:

Tackle in underwater rugby

A contact sport played in a pool, where participants pass a ball and try to score in the opposing team’s goal.

Water polo:

Water polo

A team sport played in a pool, where participants use a ball to score goals in the opposing team’s net while treading water.

Rowing :

Rowing team

Rowing is a sport where athletes propel a boat through water by using oars and coordinated movements of their bodies.


body boarding

Bodyboarding is a water sport where a person rides a wave on a small foam board, typically lying on their stomach and using fins to steer and control the board.


Knee boarding

Kneeboarding is a water sport where a person rides a small board on their knees, typically using a tow rope attached to a boat to gain speed and perform tricks.


Board Diving

A sport where participants jump or dive into the water, often from a high platform, and perform acrobatic manoeuvres in the air and water.