Melbourne and La Trobe University’s Research into Water Polo Injuries

Calling all water polo players!

Researchers at Melbourne University and La Trobe University are conducting research into injury levels in water polo as part of the SWIMUP – Shoulder Water polo Injury Measures to Understand Pain – project.

The first step of this is a short questionnaire about your experience with pain and injury in water polo.

Please fill out the questionnaire, even if you have never had any water polo related injuries.

Alternatively you can copy this link into your desired web browser:

This information will be utilised to guide future studies to understand shoulder and hip problems in water polo players, and to design prevention programs. Please take the time to complete this brief questionnaire, to help drive success and participation in water polo. The questionnaire will take less than 5 minutes to complete and your response is greatly appreciated to assist in this project.

Human Research Ethics approval: 1648247

If you have any questions or suggestions please contact Marilyn Webster ( or Michael Girdwood (

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