Korculanski Plivacki Klub – KPK Korcula – Korcula’s Swimming and Water Polo Club
Korcula Town has long water polo tradition which dates back from late 1920’s. That was the time when Korcula’s students, reading their degrees at universities in larger places ( Split, Zagreb, Dubrovnik…) discovered water polo as fashionable new game and brought it with them to Korcula to play during their home stay at summer vacations. Quickly, water polo become popular in Korcula and become prestige sport of privileged Korcula’s middle classes.
Soon, this new game was accepted by kids from all Korcula backgrounds. At the time, there was no swimming pool in the town, so water polo was played at locations that were most suitable for players as well as spectators.
One of these locations were Korcula’s West Pier where provisional water polo pool would be formed by means of row of boats full of spectators from one side and piers’ edges with stools and seats at the other side of the piers. That was how perfect structure of water polo pool would be created for every of these special occasions.
Another location that was used for matches, especially when strong western wind Maestral or Tramuntana was blowing was Korcula’s East Pier (see below right photo) which was suitable as that pier is sheltered from western winds.
Some photos of KPK and its sportsman and women:
Kapeka na Vrnik gre,
Krca grize, kamenje
Kapeka na Vrnik gre
Krca Grize, kamenje
Za izgradi svoje plivaliste.
lincina ne tribamo.
Radimo po vas dan,
Ako treba noc i dan
Za izgradi rivu Kapeka.
Iz valova maistrala
Iz pine silokala
Na morskin grizma
A nasim silama
Podize se riva Kapeka
More about Korcula’s Water polo and Swimming tradition on following pages:
- KPK Photo album
- Water Polo on Korcula Island Gallery
- Water Polo Players in Korcula – local kids playing waterpolo in Korcula’s Harbour – summer 2006 : See how Korcula’s youngsters are still playing water polo in near vicinity of Old Town walls – click ! + Link to KPK Waterpolo Blog