Save Percentage (SV%) Calculator (Water Polo)

LAST UPDATE: September 24th, 2020

Save Percentage Calculator

What is Save Percentage?

Save percentage is the percentage of saves a goalie makes to the number of shots made on the goal.

A higher save percentage is a sign of a goalie that allows few shots into the net. A lower save percentage is the sign of a goalie that allows a lot of goals into the net.

Sports such as ice hockey, field hockey, soccer, lacrosse, and other sports with a goalie use it as a statistic.

Formula – How to calculate save percentage

Save Percentage = Saves ÷ Shots on Goal

  • A “save” is a shot on the goal that the goaltender stops.
  • A “shot” is an action that directs the puck towards the net. It is either stopped by the goaltender or goes in the net. The shot total does not include shots blocked by another player or shots that miss the net.
  • Do not include empty-net shots to calculate a goalkeeper’s statistics as they are not on in the water.


A goalie has faces 219 shots and makes 155 saves.

155 saves divided by 219 shots is 0.708.

This goalie’s save percentage is 0.708, or 70.8%.

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