Underwater rugby in Colombia

Summary

Underwater rugby in Colombia is played in a system of three major club events per year, with an inter-leagues tournament at the end of each year. From the preceding year's World Cup or major CMAS underwater rugby event, the country's best players are selected to be part of the national team.

Club competition

There are three major events each year, each of which includes every club team. Set for March, June, and October of each year, the events generally involve both women's and men's competitions.

Inter-leagues tournament

Each year is concluded with a final inter-leagues tournament. Since some departments in the country have several teams, a qualifying event is held first. The best players from each department advance to the final tournament, which is usually played in December.

U-21 tournament

To promote youth involvement in underwater rugby and make the game more attractive to newcomers, an Under-21 (U-21) tournament is also held semiannually. It is generally held in August during years preceding major worldwide events for which a national team is selected.

Colombian clubs

Club name Department Current activity
Ecomares club Antioquia active
Scuba club Antioquia active
UdeA Antioquia active
Orcas club Antioquia active
Coral club Antioquia active
Makos Antioquia active
Castores club Bogota, DC active
Medusas Bogota, DC active
Dragones Magdalena active
Pirañas Meta active
Cachalotes Risaralda active
Leones de Mar Risaralda active
Atlantis Tolima active
Dolphins club Valle del Cauca active
Quelonios club Valle del Cauca active
Barracudas Diving Club Valle del Cauca active
Hipocampos Valle del Cauca active

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