Swimming Pool Games

These fun swimming pool games are great for pool parties, getting together with friends or a family pool day. Swimming Pool Games

Sharks and Minnows:

Generally Sharks and Minnows is played in the deep end of a large pool. The game starts out with one person selected as the shark and the rest as the minnows. The shark starts in the water on one side of the pool and the minnows usually start on the deck of the other side (if they are playing in water deep enough to dive into). The game starts by the shark calling out “It’s dinner time!” or some variant of such phrase, at which point the minnows may begin to dive in to swim to the other wall. If the shark manages to tag a minnow before he touches the wall, then that minnow becomes a shark in the next round. After all the minnows have either reached the wall or been tagged the shark(s) swim to the other wall and the cycle starts again. The game is played until all of the minnows have been tagged, then the first person tagged becomes the shark who starts the next round.

Treasure Hunt:

Have the players close their eyes, then scatter coins around the pool and let them sink. The players start diving for treasures. Whoever gets the most treasures wins the game.

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Beach Ball Race:

The object of this game is for players to push a beach ball with their nose, while swimming, to the other end of the pool. The first player whose beach ball reaches the end of the pool wins.

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