Attire: PREPARE TO GET WET!
The game will be played in separate heats (number of heats determined by number of teams). Depending on the number of teams, the top 1 or 2 teams from each heat will make the finals. The team substitute(s) can stand on the side of the pool and splash water into opponent’s boats with a bucket.
Each team will use their buckets to scoop water and toss the water into their opponents' canoes. The last canoe floating wins their heat. In order to maneuver around the pool, team members can use their hands, buckets and shields. Team members may not push off the pool sides or other boats. No paddles are allowed. Team members can only sit or kneel on the bottom of the canoe. No standing, crouching or sitting on the cross bar!
Each heat will be 20 minutes long. If there is no declared winner(s) at the end of regulation, there will be 5 minutes of overtime. If more than 1 or 2 teams still remain at the end of the 5 minute overtime, game officials will measure the amount of water in each team's boat (with players in the canoe). Whoever has the least amount of water inside their canoe wins.
*Note: Lifeguards have the final say in all matters concerning starting/stoppage of play, disqualifications, equipment, sportsmanship, etc.