Pools are great for swimming and exercise, but they can also be a great source of fun. There are many different games and activities that can be played in the water. Kids, teens and even adults will love playing in your swimming pool when you add fun activities for them to do!

  • Competition Cannonball

This game is easy. Everyone jumps in and whoever makes the biggest cannonball splash wins!

  • Water Balloon Volleyball

This games takes tradition volleyball and adds even more fun with water balloons. To make it more interesting, grab a few sheets, split into two teams and make the players spread the sheet out. You play by catching the water balloon in the sheet and then tossing the sheet up to send the water balloon back to the other team. If the other team busts a balloon, your team is the automatic winner!

  • Penny Toss

This game is also a simple one. Toss a handful of pennies in the swimming pool and let the kids dive in after them. To make it more fun, paint a few and the kids that find the painted ones can win a prize.

  • Whirl-Pool

This game is popular with all age groups. Everyone stands on the outer edge of the pool and runs in circles in the water, as fast as they can. After a few turns, someone yells “Whirl-pool!” Everyone drops and the water spins them around the swimming pool, creating a “whirl-pool” effect.

  • Whack-a-Shark

Stick some homemade fins on the players’ heads. The players then duck in and out of the water, only popping their heads up. Another person uses a soft pool noodle to gently “whack” the “shark” on the head.

  • Chicken Fight

An oldie but a goody, this game needs at least 4 people. One person climbs on the other’s shoulders, and then you attempt to knock your opponent off their partner’s shoulders. This game is great with kids on their parent’s or grandparents’ shoulders.

  • Bumper “Cars”

The players sit in round floaties (tubes) and try to knock the other players out of theirs by bumping them with their tube. Last player still in their tube wins the game!

  • Scavenger Hunt

Small items, such as toy cars, Barbie doll shoes etc; are thrown into the pool. The announcer then calls out what item is to be searched for. At the end, the person with the most items wins.