Swim Challenges: The new swimming game standard.

Challenge: Lay flat underwater like Goldielocks

Float on your side, like you’re laying down on your side reading a book exactly in the middle of the water from the surface and from the bottom.

Like Goldielocks, not too deep, not too shallow.
Perfectly in the middle.

Challenge –

3 x lay on bottom with belly button, nose, and 1 big toe touching bottom

Challenge –

Spin in a circle with your whole head above water without touching the ground. Do it again 2x. Do it again without using your hands! and again with 10 toes above the water.

Challenge – Back on the bottom, 2 feet on the wall

Lay down on the bottom of the pool with your back, shoulders and hips touching the floor.

At the same time, but two feet on the wall.

Hold it for 2 seconds.

Challenge –

Do a handstand with your legs together and toes pointed to the ceiling. Hold it for 2 seconds (or 3), then do a front flip where you land on your feet without otherwise touching the bottom.

Game 100 Point + Challenge


10 x 50 on 2:00 2 FLY off first SL, FREE entire rest of 50. (can be any set you want. Ideally the same thing for a long time)

1-5 with FINS 6-10 no FINS


Give each lane 100 Points.

If a lane member misses their interval (when they leave on the clock, deduct 5 points.

Earn extra 5 points per round for every challenge (1 per 50) lane creates and executes before 2:00 is up (or whatever appropriate interval is for swimmers with enough time to communicate about challenges).

Diving Well SL Challenge

Line all swimmers up on one wall, close to each other.

Must streamline only from one wall to the other.

If you touch anyone else you’re both out.

If you do anything but streamline, you’re out.

As rounds progress add more challenges:

  • No touching
  • Only Streamline
  • Must flip after pushing off wall
  • Must do a second flip before touching other wall
  • Must do Airplane the whole time (not streamline).
  • Race whoever gets there first wins.

As people fail and get out send them to an unused side. Wait there until there is one winner.

Challenge –

Do a streamline to the flags with your big toe dragging on the bottom of the water.

Challenge –

Float on your back with your face above water and all 10 toes and both of your thumbs (but not hands).

Or all of your fingers but NOT your thumbs.

Challenge – Streamline Launch

Form partners.

One person floats on the surface on the back or stomach in streamline. No kicking or breathing, or falling out of streamline.

Other person pushes their feet to launch them forward in streamline.

The pushing person can’t go past the flags or the “T” mark. Set a distance that the streamliner needs to travel to pass the challenge, without falling out of streamline or kicking.

Pusher can use the wall to push. This is encouraged.

Challenge –

Push off in Airplane, do 1/2 FLY stroke with 1 kick to get to Flags.

Push off in Airplane

From airplane move into 11 with a single FLY kick

Float until you get to the flags in position 11. If you can.

Challenge: Log Push with Partners

Form a group of 3.

1 person lays horizontal across the lane on their back or belly.

Hands and toes should point perpendicular to the lane lines.

2 friends push the legs and shoulder to “push the log” to the flags.

Pushing people cannot go past the “T” mark.

Challenge – Hips above the surface

Push off the wall in streamline briefly.

Pike at the belly lifting the hips above the water so that the butt breaths over the waves.

Hands down, head down, and legs down.

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Float on BK and change direction (orientation) only using BR Kicks.


Underwater place the crown of your head against the middle of the + mark.
While staying underwater, and keeping head pressed to the wall, do 3 Breaststroke Kicks

Challenge = Water Hits

Throw a water bomb at a friend underwater.
Make an open palm hand, and push the water quickly towards someone.

Do not hit them!

Do it until the person feels the “push” of the water against their belly, against their back, and against their arm.

Float on your back with your feet touching the wall, hands in soldier; not pushing off the wall for 10 seconds. Like corpse pose from yoga.

Challenge –

Challenge – swim to 1/2 way with no breath and only 3 strokes

Freestyle, no kicking, or 3 breaststrokes.

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