games can be lots of fun! As Sonny says, always be sure
to have an adult buddy nearby!
This game goes back before I was a little fish. One
person is chosen to be Marco. He or she goes or swims
to one end of the pool, closes his or her eyes, counts
to 10, and yells “Marco.” They should still
be in the pool, not outside. All the other players in
the pool respond "Polo." Marco has to try
and catch one of the players who yells "Polo"
by using the sound of his or her voice instead of eye
sight. Players can yell as often as they like but should
only respond once for each time Marco yells. If Marco
calls "Fish out of water!" then anyone out
of the water is the next Marco. If two or more people
are all out of the water completely, the last person
in the pool is the next Marco. Once Marco catches a
person, then that person is now the next Marco.
Have two groups: one for the cannonballs and one for a team of judges. The cannonball group lines up
behind the diving board; each person attempts to make the biggest
splash to get the highest vote. The judges are the voters
and give each person a vote out of 10. Then the groups
Have all players line up. The lead player asks other
players to perform a certain stroke. As the players
swim past, the lead player assesses the beauty, style
and technique of the stroke. Each one
is graded from 1 to 10 and at the end of several rounds
the scores are totaled and the winner announced.
Choose a swimming course. Players line up at one end
of the course. The first player swims across the course
in any style he chooses. The second player
then swims across the course in a different style. Each player then takes a turn
swimming across the course without copying any of the
prior strokes. Player positions change with each new
Divide into two teams -- more if you have a lot of
players. Choose one team to go first. Have someone watch
the clock for sixty seconds. Have team one get into the pool.
They can stand or sit. Say go and throw twenty large ice
cubes in the pool and see who can take the most ice
cubes out using only their feet during the sity second time frame. Then have the other teams try. The team who
got the most out is the winner!
Fishy Under Water
This game should be played with 2 or 3 kids and an adult
acting as judge. Both contestants must swim or lay down
on the pool bottom while holding their breath. The first
one up is the loser.
This game is usually played in the deep end of the pool.
The shark is in the middle and all the other players
line up on one end of the pool (outside or in). Each
person has to cross the pool without getting tagged
by the shark. Anyone who does becomes the shark’s
helper. The remaining players keep crossing the pool
back and forth until the last player is standing. He
or she is the winner.
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