games The Best Games to Play in the Pool  

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List Rules Don't just kick back with a margarita (though, that sounds fun too)! Get in there and have fun!

Going to the swimming pool is a summertime favorite. Splashing around and playing in the hot sun can be the best. After a few hours of swimming around though, it can be hard to keep up the inspiration to swim, and before you know it, you're treading water (literally and figuratively). Fear not, friends, for we have a list of awesome games to play while you're in the pool. What are your favorite games to play while swimming?

This list is votable and rerankable. From Marco Polo to diving for dive sticks, these are the best games around to play while you're swimming in a pool. Don't see your favorite pool game here? Feel free to add it.

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Water Volleyball is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Games to Play in the Pool
Water Volleyball

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Marco Polo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Games to Play in the Pool
Marco Polo

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Battleships and Submarines is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Games to Play in the Pool
Battleships and Submarines

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Treasure Hunt is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Games to Play in the Pool
Treasure Hunt

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Pool Tag Survivor is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Games to Play in the Pool
Pool Tag Survivor One person is "it." They call out either "dolphin," "froggy," or "submarine." Dolphin has to swim on top of the water. Froggy has to swim in the middle.Submarine has to swim at the bottom ...

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King of the Tube is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Games to Play in the Pool
King of the Tube Divide the children into two teams and have each one choose a champion. Each champion sits in an inner tube; the other players try to knock the opposing team's champion out of the tube by touching the tube only. Touching the ...

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Water Hoops is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Games to Play in the Pool
Water Hoops

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Diving is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Games to Play in the Pool
Diving

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Cannon Ball Contest is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Games to Play in the Pool
Cannon Ball Contest

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Diving for Dive Sticks is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Games to Play in the Pool
Diving for Dive Sticks

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Water Frisbee is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Games to Play in the Pool
Water Frisbee

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Atomic Whirlpool is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Games to Play in the Pool
Atomic Whirlpool

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Noodle Joust is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Games to Play in the Pool
Noodle Joust

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Pass the Ball Relay is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Games to Play in the Pool
Pass the Ball Relay

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Bumper Cars with Intertubes is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Games to Play in the Pool
Bumper Cars with Intertubes

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Beach Ball Race is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Games to Play in the Pool
Beach Ball Race This game, appropriate for kids of all ages, requires nothing more than a beach ball or other small, floating toy for each child. Have the children swim across the pool while pushing their beach balls with their noses. The first ...

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Water Dodge Ball is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Games to Play in the Pool
Water Dodge Ball

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Piranha Ball is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Games to Play in the Pool
Piranha Ball Three or more players hold hands and float in a circle with a beach ball placed in the center of the group. The object of the game is to avoid touching the ball. Any player who bumps into the ball must leave the circle; the ...

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Octopus is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Games to Play in the Pool
Octopus Choose one player to be "it" and have him or her stand in the middle of the pool. The other players must, all at once, swim across the pool and try to avoid being tagged. Those who are tagged must hold hands with the ...

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Team Scavenger Hunting is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Games to Play in the Pool
Team Scavenger Hunting

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F-i-s-h is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Games to Play in the Pool
F-i-s-h Choose one player to go first and perform some action that the other players must repeat. Every player who cannot repeat the action properly earns a letter, first "F," then "I," and so on; the first player to ...

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Musical Chairs with A Beach Ba... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Games to Play in the Pool
Musical Chairs with A Beach Ball

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Ultimate Ball is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Games to Play in the Pool
Ultimate Ball A wet variant of the popular Ultimate Frisbee, this game requires at least four players and one ball. Divide the children into two teams and assign one end of the pool to each team as a goal area. If a player touches the other ...

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Cardboard Boat Race is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Games to Play in the Pool
Cardboard Boat Race

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Island Mail is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Games to Play in the Pool
Island Mail Have each child sit in a tube or on a pool mat, divide the players into two teams, and distribute them around the pool. The kids on each team have to toss small balls or water-filled balloons from mat to mat towards a goal. The ...

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Numbers Crunch is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Games to Play in the Pool
Numbers Crunch Divide the players into two teams and have each team line up on opposite sides of the pool with a plastic bucket. Then scatter about 25-30 numbered ping-pong balls around the pool. The numbers represent the point values for each ...

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Water Fight is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Games to Play in the Pool
Ethan Luke Eardley added Water Fight