A new experimental underwater sport is coming to San Clemente from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 27 at the San Clemente Aquatics Center, 987 Avenida Vista Hermosa.
Watching the matches of the Underwater Torpedo League can make one gasp for air, even if while not participating. The object of the game is to shoot a hand-held “torpedo” into the opposing net...
Just spectating the sport can make one gasp for air.
Underwater torpedo, a new submerged sport played in the depths of a swimming pool, has started gaining interest as it evolves.
The Underwater Torpedo League (UTL) is the governing body of the sport and was designed by Prime Hall, a former U.S. Marine Raider. Hall, along with many other active and former service members, pitted teams from San Clemente and Oceanside against one another for the first ever Aquabowl championship on Jan. 27 at the San Clemente Aquatics Center, which San Clemente won two games to none in a best-of-three series.
Today we’d like to introduce you to Prime Hall.
Prime, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
As a marine corps water survival instructor, with my co-founder Don Tran, I had the privilege of training thousands of individuals in the pool as they were testing out for their mandatory swim qualifications.