no they do not wear cups...just speedos and caps
so that when they get hit in the ear, they dont damage their ears.
Water polo players wear caps that protect their ears from injury if they get hit by a fast ball. The caps also help identify players and teams: The home team wears dark caps, away team wears light caps. Goalkeepers wear red caps. Each player also has a number on their cap to identify them like other sports feature on jerseys.
We wear caps, they have plastic ear guards to prevent your eardrums from popping if you were to get hit with a ball in the ear. there is also a number on the cap to ID players. You can google an image of a water polo cap
A special water polo ball, it is approximately the size of a football but has a special coating to allow grip when it is wet.Other equipment you need are * Swimming Pool: ideally 25m long and at least 2m deep * Caps: A water polo cap is used to protect the players' heads and ears, and to identify them. Home team field players wear numbered dark colored caps, or black caps. And visiting team field players wear White caps. Both starting goalkeepers wear (quartered) red caps, numbered "1" (substitute goalies caps are numbered either "13" or "15") in NCAA play or "13" for FINA international play. Caps are fitted with ear protectors. * Goals: Two goals are needed in order to play water polo. These can either be put on the side of the pool, or in the pool using floaters. * Swimwear: Male water polo players often wear swim briefs. Some players prefer to wear 2 briefs for more security during play. Female players must wear a one-piece swimsuit. Most of these suits do not have straps as normal suits, but are zipper-backed. * Mouthguard: The use of a mouthguard is recommended during to the extreme amount of contact envolved with water polo.
The men waterpolo players wear a speedo and woman waterpolo players wear a full body costume .
Water polo players wear: * swimming trunks, though these are special rubberised trunks to prevent tearing and make it more difficult to hold onto * cap with ear defenders * mouth guard (optional) * box or cup (optional)
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There isn't any reason, some team wear visors
To prevent their opponent from grabbing it. The less there is...the lower it is...the harder it is to get a hold of. Suites worn by water polo players are typically (or at least they used to be) made out of a rubberized material (instead of nylon/lycra...like most suits). This makes them slippery and also harder to grab.
I have no idea why