Building Bricks


To practice and strengthen the ability to tread water


One rubber diving brick for each group

Depth of Water



Groups of four or five


  • Each group gets into the water, forms a circle and treads water
  • The aim is for each player in turn to hold the brick with both hands, keeping the wrists just above the surface of the water, while continuing to tread water.
  • On the word ‘Go’, the first member of each group attempts to do this for 2 minutes before passing the brick to the next person.
  • 2 points are awarded to every swimmer who does this
  • A swimmer who only lasts for one minute will receive one point
  • Winning team is that with the highest points