Fitness Games for the Pool

They also many different activities that can be enjoyed in a swimming pool. Most of these games include a lot of movement and require quick reactions. This makes them perfect for exercise and to enjoy on those days that you just don’t feel like training. We will look and if you game options that can be enjoyed in the pool with a couple of friends.

Water Polo

Water polo is probably one of the most popular pool games in the world. The game consists of two teams and two goals on either side of the pool. Each team needs to try score as many goals as possible before the end of the game. There are many different variations of the game that include different amounts of players and game rules. There are also variations that can get a little right such as Murderball.


Swimming Battle

Swimming battle is a variation of water polo, but with a few key differences. The game was played in the 70’s and 80’s, but still remains popular today. Teams are divided into two. You will need a goal, which is usually made of plywood with a hole in it. Use a rather big wall such as a beach ball to play the game. Divide the ball into two sections putting the goal on the edge of the pool at the deep end. One or two players from each team will be used as goalies that remain at the deep end of the pool. Other team members need to keep the ball away from each other and tried to find enough time to attempt a goal. The team scoring the most goals at the end of the game will be the winner.

Sharks and Minnows

This game is very old and has been played by a league teams since the 1950s. However, a few rules are changing the game to make it more interesting and enjoyable. Once again, divide your teams into two and select a shark in your team. The shark will usually be the best them on the team as he is required to serve under water to the other team. This is a perfect game to test your skills, but don’t push herself beyond your limit is holding a breath could cause you to blackout.

Marco Polo

This is also a very popular game that we all know from childhood. The game can keep you busy for hours, but usually results in someone cheating. The game requires one member in the pool to close their eyes and tried to capture the other players with a simple touch. The person who has their eyes closed can trace the other players by shouting Marco. Everyone in the pool will then be required to reply with Polo. Everyone has to shout Polo, unless you are very close to the person trying to capture you, in which case all that person has to do is realise that one of the members did not reply.