Fam­i­lies That Play Together Stay Together—Ideas for More Fam­ily Swim­ming Pool Fun

Stud­ies have shown that play­ing together is an essen­tial trait of happy, healthy fam­i­lies.  And there is noth­ing bet­ter than play­ing in the pool on a hot summer’s day. Great things start to hap­pen when fam­i­lies play together…. they laugh together, start to talk and even get goofy together.  This brings a close­ness that is suf­fo­cated by the crazi­ness of work, school, lessons and chores.

So when pool sea­son arrives…parents, don’t just lounge around pool­side while your kids have all the fun. Strap on your gog­gles and start playing!

If you’re stuck for ideas, here are some of our favorite fam­ily pool games.

  1. Marco Polo
  2. Sharks and Minnows
  3. Belly flop contests
  4. Chicken
  5. Water relays
  6. Div­ing for treasure
  7. Pool bas­ket­ball
  8. Air mat­tress pile up
  9. Water vol­ley­ball
  10. Under­wa­ter tea-party

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