Hugely interesting fact - Great Britain were the WINNING team at the 1908 London Olympics, and G. Nevison and C. Smith (from this photo) were on the team. Wigan can be proud of its OLYMPIC GOLD MEDAL WINNERS! :D
It just gets more fascinating - George Nevison and Charles Smith won OLYMPIC GOLD with the GB Water Polo team in the London 1908 Olympic games. I've just discovered www.waterpololegends.com, which is a fabulous blog with a few further images, including a VIDEO of a 1908 Olympics match and a match review of the final. There are also a few further photos of the Wigan team of the era in different sections on this site. Fascinating! :)
A player caught committing a major foul is asked to leave the pool for 20 seconds. A major foul includes sinking (dunking) a player, swimming on another players back or trying to stop the other player from swimming.
Once asked to leave the pool a player who has committed a major foul may return sooner if a goal is scored or his team regains possession. If a player commits a major foul three times they must sit out the whole match. (www.swimming.org)