Underwater Hockey?

Tech CEOs in Silicon Valley are known, in part, for their hobbies. A lot of them cycle. Google CEO Larry Page is an avid windsurfer.

Then there’s Lyndon Rive, the CEO of SolarCity, which is expected to price its IPO Tuesday evening. His thing? In his spare time, he’s a member of the U.S. National Underwater Hockey Team. It’s included in his corporate bio.

According to USA Underwater Hockey, it’s a fast-moving, co-ed sport played on swimming pool bottoms across the United States. Two teams of six players face off at the bottom of the pool, as they try to shoot a puck into the goal. Players wear fins, masks, snorkels, and protective gloves and headgear.

Rive, who is from South Africa, began playing at age 14. Forbes has the video.

 

 

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