When I was a kid, it was all about Marco Polo, Sharks and Minnows, Colors, and Diving for Quarters. These were the top four pool games on my radar. My friends and I played these games for hours. It never got old.
These games are still popular among kids at the pool. But now, there are many more options. Here are more swim games for your kids to play in the pool this summer:
Gather the group of kids together. Have them choose one person to be ‘it’ first. Next, have everyone duck their heads under the water.
The kid that is “it” hums the tune of a song. Then everyone pops up their head and guesses what song was hummed.
First, you collect five hula hoops. The size of the ring will determine the difficulty level. You then ask adults to stand in a line on the edge of the pool and hold the five hula hoops in a row underwater.
The kids have to then try to swim through all the hoops without hitting the sides. The first kid to complete the course, wins. You can use more hoops and alternate the sizes to make it more interesting too.
For this game, you can use a ball, a balloon, or even a rubber duck. Split the kids up into two teams. Each player must transport it back and forth from one side of the pool to the other.
When one player finishes, the next player on that team starts. Keep doing this until all players have had a turn. The first team to finish wins.
Don’t forget to bring your Underwater Audio Waterproof iPod Shuffle to the pool with you! Whether your kids use or you use it, it makes the whole experience so much more fun!