Water polo was played in Malta at the turn of the 20th century and was already a well-contested sport in the 1920s, when Malta was refused to participate for the Olympics by the Dutch organising saying that Malta was not a country, and after a legal battle ensued for Malta to be able to accede, Malta entered the 1929 Summer Olympics. It is worth noting that this process also led to the creation of the Malta Olympic Committee.
Water polo is one of the most popular sports in Malta, with the level of clubs being quite high.
Maltese Water polo is administered by the Aquatic Sports Association of Malta, with a respective section dedicated to this sport. Water polo activities are sponsored by Bank of Valletta.
List of clubs and where they play
Birzebbuga A.S.C. Birżebbuġa
Exiles S.C. Sliema
Marsaskala S.C. Marsaskala
Marsaxlokk A.S.C. Marsaxlokk
Neptunes WPSC St. Julian's
Otters A.S.C. Żebbuġ, Gozo
San Giljan A.S.C. St. Julian's
Sirens A.S.C. San Pawl il-Baħar
Sliema A.S.C. Sliema
Ta' Xbiex W.C. Ta' Xbiex
Valletta United W.P.C. Valletta