The Croatian Adriatic is perfect for swimming. The sea is warm and calm with exceptional clarity and cleanliness. Official beaches have designated areas for swimming, where speedboats and jet-skis are forbidden. Most official beaches have lifeguards together with numerous sports and watersports facilities as well as eating places, parasols and beach chairs rentals. Croatia has over one hundred Blue Flag beaches and marinas. This number increases every year as more beaches reach the criteria. July and August are the warmest months when the sea temperature can reach 28° C (83° F) and air temperature can exceed well over 35° C (95° F). If you prefer cooler temperatures and less crowds, then June and September are ideal as warm water and plenty of sunshine are still guaranteed.
Croatian water polo has a long history with the first match having been played in the Bay of Bačvice in Split in 1908. The strength of Croatian water polo has been proven many times by the success of Croatian clubs at European competitions with principal honours going to Mladost (Zagreb), Jug (Dubrovnik), and Jadran and Splitska Banka (both from Split). Because of very good water polo schools and its popularity in Croatia, younger categories are also very successful in international competitions, winning regularly at the appropriate levels in various World and European events.