Swim Games

Pinball

Aim To develop head first and feet first sculling technique Equipment A water polo ball or equivalent Depth of Water Waist deep water Description Players lie on their backs wiht their feet towards each other. The ball is placed in between their feet so that they can hold onto it between the soles of their …

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Roll Over Relay

Aim To develop sculling and body rotation skills Equipment A water polo ball or equivalent Depth of Water Waist Deep Description Players stand in the pool, about 1 metre apart in a single line The team leader holds the ball, on the ‘go’ command, all players lie on their back and commence a stationary scull. …

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Curly Kelp

Aim To develop confidence under water Equipment Strips of plastic garbage bags attached to weighted hoops (one for each team), clear plastic bottles filled with water (one for each player) Depth of Water Deep Participants Teams of four, however can be more as long as you have enough clear plastic bottles for one each Description …

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Alcatraz

Aim A fun survival game which encourages conservation of energy and survival strokes Equipment Cones on the edge of the pool, optional use of clothing, kickboards and underwater hazards such as hoops Depth of Water Waist deep to deep Participants Groups of seven or eight Description The players start at the edge of the pool …

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Gordian Knots

Aim To encourage eye opening and underwater confidence Equipment Metre long lengths of nylon rope (one for each player) Depth of Water Waist Deep Description Each person ties a length of rope with three simple knots They then swap ropes with another person and make their way to the bottom of the pool They then …

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Handicap Tag

Aim Warmup/Water confidence activity Equipment None Depth of Water Ankle deep to deep, according to the skill level Description The teacher decides on the handicap to be imposed, which could be swimming with one hand, hopping with one leg etc All players must observe the handicap and avoid being tagged by the tagger The one …

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Hoop Dive

Aim To teach treading water, surface diving and underwater swimming Equipment Hula Hoops Depth of Water Deep Description Working in groups of 8, half the group form a circle in the deep end holding a hula hoop between them and the next member. The hula hoops should float on the surface of the water. The …

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