Thread The Needle


To encourage confidence in entering water and submerging


Ropes and plastic hoops which are tethered together to the side of the pool at a distance of about 30 centimeres to 1 metre. Essentially the hoops form a chain

Depth of the Water



  1. Players line up at the hoop 1
  2. Player 1 jumps into hoop 1, submerges, resurfaces in hoop 2, climbs out of the pool and then repeats the process with the remaining hoops
  3. When player one finishes, player 2 commences and so on
  4. This works well as a relay race with a second ‘chain’ of hoops on the opposite side of the pool