Eggbeater

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noun, verb - Eggbeater is a hands-free form of treading water that allows the swimmer to remain vertical or move laterally in the water. ] It is a style of kicking where the swimmer's legs alternate one-legged circular kicks. This form provides continuous support because there is no break in the kick. Eggbeater allows the water polo player to freely use their hands, remain stable in the water while maintaining a constant vertical position.

Water polo goalies eggbeater vertically and laterally to block shots. Water polo players eggbeater so their hands can be free to shoot, pass, dribble and control the ball.