We’re all looking forward to the onset of warmer weather and some summer sun later this year as we wait out the last months of winter. Before you know it, the time will come to finally open your backyard swimming pool and prepare it for the joyous summer season. While lounging by the pool is relaxing, injecting some fun and excitement with pool games can take your summer pool days to the next level. Whether you’re hosting a pool party or simply enjoying a day in the sun with your family, here are five entertaining pool games families should try this summer.
Marco Polo is a classic pool game that never gets old. It’s a game of blind tag where one person, designated as “Marco,” closes their eyes and tries to tag other players by calling out “Marco.” The other players respond with “Polo” while trying to avoid being tagged. The catch? Marco must keep their eyes closed the entire time, relying solely on their hearing to locate the other players. This game is perfect for all ages and can provide endless laughs and entertainment.
Sharks and Minnows
Sharks and Minnows is another beloved pool game that combines elements of tag and teamwork. One or two players are designated as the “sharks,” while the rest are the “minnows.” The minnows start on one side of the pool, while the shark(s) start in the middle. The goal for the minnows is to swim to the other side of the pool without getting tagged by the sharks. If a minnow is tagged, they become a shark in the next round. This game encourages strategy, teamwork, and fast-paced swimming, making it an excellent choice for active families.
Who can make the biggest splash? That’s the question at the heart of the Cannonball Contest. This game is all about creativity and style as players compete to perform the most impressive cannonball into the pool. Participants take turns jumping or diving into the water, aiming to create the biggest splash possible. Points can be awarded for height, form, and the size of the splash. Not only is this game a blast to play, but it’s also a great way to cool off on a hot summer day.
For families looking for a more structured activity, pool volleyball is the perfect choice. All you need is a net and a volleyball to set up a game that will keep everyone entertained for hours. Divide into teams and volley the ball back and forth over the net, using any means necessary to keep it in play. The buoyancy of the water adds an extra challenge, requiring players to adjust their technique and coordination. Pool volleyball is not only fun but also a fantastic way to stay active and improve your swimming skills.
Turn your pool into a hidden treasure trove with a thrilling underwater treasure hunt. Before the game begins, scatter a variety of waterproof items (such as dive sticks, coins, or small toys) around the pool bottom. Then, divide into teams and see who can collect the most treasures in a set amount of time. Players can dive, swim, and search the depths of the pool to uncover hidden gems. This game promotes underwater exploration and can be tailored to different skill levels, making it suitable for both young children and adults alike.
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