- Flounders (Club) records, 1935-2003
University of Michigan faculty water polo team. Administrative and background information; also photographs, videotape and DVD of Flounders events; and CD-ROMs of Flounders images and documents.
After the men got warmed up and broke into two teams, they usually only had 45 minutes for their match. As a former water polo player, I'm familiar with the rules, but the Flounders played a version of the game I've never seen before. They had no goals and, seemingly, very few rules. One team just had to get the ball from their end to the opposite wall, by any means necessary.
It all started when some Flounders had lunch one day in 1953. They weren't the kind you get at the fish market, but faculty members who belonged to the water polo club of that name that was founded in 1926 and is still going strong today.