With the kind of heat we’ve been facing in Nigeria recently, swimming sounds like a great option. If you don’t want to swim alone, how about you take your friends and family with you? Then all of you can play some fun games in the pool.
Fun Swimming Pool Games You Can Play
We’re sure everyone knows this game. Marco Polo is a simple game that can be played with two or more players. To play, choose one player to be “it”. That person closes his or her eyes, or is blindfolded, and counts to a certain number. While the “it” person counts, the other players scatter around in the pool. When the count is over, the “it” player tries to tag the other players, using only the sound of their voices to find them. The “it” player calls out “Marco”, and the other players call out “Polo”. When the “it” player tags another, that player becomes the “it” person and the game starts over again.
First, choose a player to be “it”, and have them stand in the middle of the pool. Instruct the rest of the players to line up on one side of the pool and try to swim from one side to the other while the person who is “it” chases them and tries to tag them. The players who are tagged hold hands with the person who is “it.” During the next round, all the tagged players holding hands try and tag the swimmers as they try and make it to the other end of the pool. Keep going until all players have been tagged – then choose another player to be “it” and start again.
Pool Tag Survivor
Choose one player to be “it.” The “it” player calls out either “dolphin,” “froggy,” or “submarine”: Dolphin has to swim on top of the water, froggy has to swim in the middle, and submarine has to swim at the bottom of the pool.
“It” has to close their eyes and try to tag the others. When a player gets to the other end, they yell, “Survived!” Players who get tagged become “it.”
F – I – S – H
To play this game, the first player performs a task that the others must repeat. For example, if the first player does a handstand in the water, the other players take turns attempting handstands, too. If someone cannot perform the task, he or she earns the first letter in the word fish. Whoever “spells” fish first, loses. To keep things fair, you may want to make a rule that players can only select a particular task once so that someone doesn’t keep repeating tasks that no one else can do. You might also need an objective judge to determine whether one’s stunt earns him or her a letter.
What you’ll need for this game is Two pool noodles and one pool float or raft which must be large enough for two swimmers.
To play this game, pick two players, put them on a pool float or raft, and push them to the middle of the pool. Give each player a pool noodle and let the joust begin! Players joust with the noodles until one player is knocked off of the float. The remaining player is the winner.
By: Dammy Eneli