1. Marco Polo
When it comes to classic pool games, this game which is named after a 13th-century explorer is king. This fun classic game can either be played in a pair or in groups. Together with other players in the pool, a player stands in the pool wearing a blindfold or with their eyes closed. Once the player shots “Marco!” other players are expected to reply by shouting “Polo!” then the blindfolded player would try to catch other players. Whoever is caught will have to wear a blindfold.
2. Simon says
If you are looking for a way to help your kids improve their confidence and technique in water, then you need to play ‘Simon says.’ Pass instructions to them by saying things like ‘Simon says “float on your back” ‘ or ‘Simon says “do a handstand”.‘ But also remember to miss out the ‘Simon says’ part occasionally. The kids are out once they do an instruction without saying ‘Simon says.’
3. The mirror game
Everyone can play the mirror game. Arrange yourself in twos and stand directly opposite each other. Just like looking in a mirror, try to imitate the action of the other partner. You can try dipping underwater, swimming side to side, pulling faces and lots more. After a couple of minutes, roles can be interchanged and ensure to keep doing it in turns.
4. Chicken Fight
Like double-decker wrestling, a chicken fight in the pool consists of two teams with each having a ‘bottom’ and a ‘top.’ Only the two “top” people sitting on the shoulders of the “bottoms” should be actively involved in the fight. The main aim of this game is to topple the “top” and knock your opponent into the water.
5. Sharks and Minnows
This is a game of water tag presented in its most basic form. Amidst several minnows, there is only one shark in this game. The shark would either lurk in the middle or one end of the pool while the minnows located themselves at the other end. Minnows are required to dive or jump into the pool and swim their way to the opposite side as soon as they hear “Minnows in!” from the shark. The shark tries to catch the minnows by tagging them and whoever is tagged joins the shark’s team.