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By Dan Beard

While inflated bladders can and are often used by boys learning to swim, in the game of Water Bladder they are used for an entirely different purpose. Water Bladder is a game, and all the players must be perfectly at home in the water, because the "field" is all "overhead." In some deep pool or hole erect two goals after the manner of those used in football. But in this game have the cross rods only a foot or two above the water.

Divide the party into two sides and take your positions as in an old-fashioned game of football. At the word "Ready," the umpire, who is on the shore or at some convenient point, throws an inflated bladder between the opposing sides. The object of the players is to send the bladder over the enemy's goal , and the rules are very simple. It is foul to interfere with an opponent by putting your hands on him, it is foul to use more than one hand in handling the bladder, but you may swim in front of a man, dive under him, in fact, "interfere" in every way you can. Each goal counts one point, and five points make a game.

A similar game is played in the swimming tanks of the big athletic clubs in New York, and is called Water Polo. In place of an inflated bladder these full-grown boys use an rubber ball.

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