Watching the Olympic U.S. vs. Russia Water Polo match they mentioned that after college some Americans would “turn pro” and that all the teams the Americans were playing against were basically “professional water polo-ists”
Googling I found some plans for a US pro-WP league but not a lot of follow-up so:
How many pro-Water Polo Leagues are there?
Is this a big sport, I mean lots of spectators, on TV, Radio, covered in local papers in any countries around the world?
Are there people making a good living playing WP in Europe and Asia? How much do the Stars make from plkaying? How about the average pro-Water polo-ist?
I apologize if this seems chauvinistic toward a beloved sport – (i.e. “There are pro-Basketball leagues that people pay to watch/make a good living at???”) I am simply ignorant about the particulars of pro-Water Polo.