Swimming Game – Buckethead

This is the best swimming lessons game of all time. Buckethead’s success is directly proportional to the amount of enthusiasm the instructor puts into it. With action, fearlessness, and boldness this can be the most successful game of all time.

  • Get a bucket/pail/bowl
  • Fill it with water
  • pour it over the participant’s head while shouting/singing/saying loudly, “BUCKETHEAD!!!”
    • Pour water from the back of the head forward. Always begin the pour from the back of the head so as to avoid the eyes and face unless certain the participant is ready for a full immersion.
  • Give bucket to the participant and allow them to do the same to instructor; must yell “BUCKETHEAD!”

The success from this comes from the demand for yelling buckethead. Offer it as a reward: “Well done! You get 2 bucketheads.” You will receive many smiles.

PROTIP!! Modify this by doing buckethead on the shoulders or over the hair and not the face. Some hesitation comes when participants don’t go underwater or like water in their face. Have them look up and do BUCKETHEAD over their hair and down their back. “accidentally” get some over their face and ignore any crys or hesitation with a huge smile and a congratulatory “GREAT JOB!” Immediately have them do the BUCKETHEAD to you.