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Swimming Game – Challenge: Vampire Sleep

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Swimming Game – Challenge: Handstand with Flip

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Swimming Game – Challenge: BR Kicks on back

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Swimming Game – Challenge: Canoe Paddle

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Swimming Game – Challenge: Streamline on Side to flags

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Swimming Game – Run or alligator walk race

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Swimming Game – Mushroom Man

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Swimming Game – Challenge: Star Float without Kicking

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Swimming Game – Challenge: Streamline Push

Game – Streamline Push Create partners or groups. One person floats on their back or belly in streamline. Other person holds their feet. When they’re ready, the person holding the feet pushes using hands and feet on the wall to “Push” the streamline as far as you can go. The winner is the “streamline” that […]

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Swimming Game – Halloween Challenges

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Swimming Game – Challenge: Handstand Rewind

I think that this is one of my favorite challenge games, and the best part of it is that the swimmer invented it on his own! I loved this! The kids on the swim team love this challenge and they can do it on their own during sets while they’re waiting for their turn or […]

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Swimming Game – Challenge: Log Push

I often get asked what this game works on. A parent might be watching from the stands or the observation lounge or a coach might wander by with a curious look on their face. Great question. Let’s look at the pieces involved in this challenge: Swimmer needs to remain buoyant on the surface with a […]

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Swimming Game – Smile Face Float Boat and Push

Category: Group / Individual Core Skill: Getting comfortable with the water. Name: Smile Face Float Boat This is another game you can use with the floating smile faces. We use it as an introduction to getting in the water with hesitant 3 year-olds. It doesn’t hold up to anyone older as they’ll get a little […]

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Swimming Game – Smiley Faces

Category: Group / Individual Core Skill: Putting your face underwater Name: Smiley Faces How: Using the smiley face float toys have your swimmer smile as big as the toy, and hold it up to their faces. Then, using their face, push the floating toy underwater while keeping your smile as large as the toy. Smile […]

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Challenges for advanced age group swimmers

Why they work and how to adapt your fun games to incite excitement and determination in veteran swimmers. Last night I did the above challenge with some advanced swimmers. These were kids that have been swimming for about 6 years on the team; since they were 5 or 6 and are now 11. I know. […]

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Swimming Game – Away Camp

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Swimming game – Diving well challenge

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Swimming Game – Pay the Hot Dog Vendor

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Swimming Game – Race: Pick your Pieces

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Swimming Game – Triathlon: Swim, Bike, Run; at swim practice