Swimming Pool Games
Here at the Ledges at Johnston apartment community, we have a swimming pool for our residents to enjoy. In this week’s blog post we’ll be sharing a list of games to play at our pool this month here in Johnston, RI. We hope you’re enjoying the warmer weather!
Freeze Tag — Water Edition
A variation of regular freeze tag, this game consists of one person being and remaining ‘it.’ They then begin to chase down others, freezing them with a touch. Players frozen must remain immobile. However, if a player is underwater, they cannot be tagged. If they swim past a frozen swimmer while underwater, they can unfreeze them.
This classic game is essentially a pool version of Blind Man’s Bluff. The swimmer who is “it” closes their eyes and calls out “Marco,” and the other players reply “Polo.” Marco then attempts to tag the other swimmers by following their voices. Some versions allow swimmers to momentarily leave the pool to confuse Marco. Be sure to have an observer to keep an eye on Marco so the player doesn’t run into the side of the pool.
This is a great for a big group. Divide and spread out over the pool. If one team drops the ball or fails to return a volley, the other team gets a point. You can also just try to see how long you and your friends can keep the ball in the air.
Procure a clear, empty, two-liter plastic bottle and remove the label. Then, fill the bottle with pool water. Line the game players up along the pool deck (with their backs to the pool). Toss the water-filled bottle into the pool. When the players hear the splash, they can turn around, jump into the water, and try to find the bottle. It’s harder than it may seem because the clear bottle is nearly invisible in the moving water.
Do you have a favorite swimming pool game? Share it with us in the comments below. Thanks for reading!