Here at Elite Swimming Academy we know the importance of practising outside of lessons however, we also understand that it can get a little bit tiresome. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of 5 perfect pool games for you and your little ones – You can make them as easy or as difficult as you like but they are all guaranteed to help your little ones keep improving, week upon week!
Sometimes you just can’t beat a bit of friendly competition! This is a great way of getting the kids to practise their swimming without getting bored. You could even try setting up a ‘sports day’ style event: include different strokes like front crawl, breaststroke and backstroke – just to name a few! Go the extra mile by creating a few different certificates/medals or goodies to award at the end (this might be a nice pre-swimming activity to do all together). If you’re feeling particularly confident, here is a list of the top times to beat!
Dancing isn’t just for dry land!
Step up the fun with synchronised swimming. Pair up with siblings or friends and get twirling. Use somersaults, leg kicks and don’t forget enthusiasm! After the routines are perfected why not let them put on an extravaganza for your own personal entertainment!
Unleash your wild side!
This one is aimed toward less experienced swimmers. Make swimming a little bit more exciting by adding on a shark fin support. It is a fun way of incorporating a floating device to help with their confidence. Let them ‘chase’ you around the shallow end and an occasional yelp probably won’t go amiss either! Why not unleash your wild side too and join in yourself? You can purchase Shark Fin float supports here.
Going underwater can be a scary thought, but after a few rounds of this diving game, your little ones will love it! Put various objects at the bottom of the pool and let them get it for you. Make it harder by asking them to collect them in a certain order and bring them back to you.
The list wouldn’t be complete without the classic ‘Marco Polo’.The rules are simple: One person swims with their eyes shut but keep their ears open. When they say “Marco,” the others have to say “Polo“. The player with closed eyes then swims around the pool, attempting to tag the other players.
Remember to never let your child swim unsupervised however, with this list of our 5 perfect pool games, you’re sure to be jumping in straight after them to play!