The intramural event consisted of eight teams whose objective was to sink the other team’s canoe while keeping their own afloat.
In a tournament style match, four teams were sent into the water in 15-minute heats.
The event began at 5:30 p.m. with a warm-up and practice in the canoes.
The limit of four people per canoe meant that an additional team, Goon Squad, was made before the first games took to the water.
Tyler Selvig, who left his team Iceberg to join the Goon Squad, explained that playing the game was tricky.
“When you scoop water up, [it] throws your canoe’s balance way off.”, said Selvig.
SAIT’s intramural co-ordinator, Nicole Barnes, organized the first Battleship H2O.
Barnes had attended the National Intramural Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) conference in Nashville, Tenn., last year.
That’s where she was introduced to Battleship H2O.
“(When) I got back to Canada, I looked into the logistics of getting it, to see if this was something we could try,” Barnes said.
After a very wet and wild hour on the water, the final games were over and prizes were handed out.
First place went to Iceberg, while second was Goon Squad. Third place was taken by the Krakens and fourth was Dream Team.
Jenny Brisebois of team Iceberg held the front position of her team’s canoe with Connor Goodfellow, Joel Newman and Colton Knorr.
“We should do it again,” Brisebois said, after finishing their final heat in first.
“At first, I didn’t know what to expect to be honest, only because this was the first year we did something like this,” Barnes said.
“With all the energy in the pool, it felt like there was twice the amount of people there. Everyone was so enthusiastic about this event and there was nothing but excitement and laughter going on.
“I think everyone had a great experience and even asked if we could run this every week.”
For more intramural information about Battleship H20 and registration, click here.