Have you tried these Swimming pool games

Have you tried these Swimming pool games?

At Absolut, we feel that your Gold Coast pool should be a location of safety, and fun. Which is why we would like to share with you a few of our favourite pool games from our childhoods, and also that we still play with our kids even these days. These games are safe and fun and so you will be able to relax a bit more around the pool and see the area really grow into one of the top parts of your home.

Treasure Hunt
It is a fun searching game and can be done using basically anything around the house– or by purchasing specific toys from stores. The treasure hunt game is about trying to collect various ‘treasures’ along the bottom of the pool. To play this game you may want to have a lot of items that will sink– think of heavy toys, coins, marbles, or special dive toys that are weighted for this type of game. You then simply hide these in the pool– or throw them in– and then the players need to try and collect as many as they can.
For safety, make sure that you don’t toss anything that might break, or is made of glass. And always make sure that the players know it is a fun game, and friendly competition– if two players choose the same item, it can result in some underwater injuries if they are overly determined to win.

Noodle Races
Every kid loves to go fast in the pool, and Noodle races are an excellent way to make it a fun game, while giving everybody a possibility to win.
Exactly how do you play this game? It’s incredibly simple. All you need is a group of kids, and a bunch of pool noodles. Pool noodles are foam rolls that curve up and, if you have them, then you know kids love playing with them in the pool. Each child gets one pool noddle which they sit in the middle of, one leg on each side. Once each kid is on their noodle, they line up at an end of the pool and you shout ‘go’ and they race to the opposite side.
To make it interesting, you can set other rules each time– such as,

  • simply allowed to make use of legs,
  • only allowed to use arms,
  • if your noodle gets away you are out of the race
  • you can also make it like a three-legged race in which 2 kids need to link arms and race against other teams of two. This keeps it more challenging and more fun.

The great aspect of this game is that it is safe, and it is using safe toys in a fun way. If ever there are any issues, the kids will always have floating toys all around that they can seize onto and catch their breath.

These two games may be ones which your kids have enjoyed before– or they could be new ones to experiment with this summer. Remember though, if you ever have kids that are young, or are not confident swimmers, see to it that they are continually supervised– people and kids can drown in a backyard swimming pool just as easily as anywhere else. Safety starts with you, your supervision, and your pool fence. One particular way to do this is certainly to install a premium Gold Coast Glass Pool Fence– and don’t hesitate to call us on 1300 937 902 if you want to talk more about this. But ultimately pool safety is about having children (and adults) discover safety, and see to it that they play safe around the pool.

Leave a Comment

Scroll to Top