Category: Individual Challenge
Core Skill: Going Underwater, Recovering to surface
Name: Underwater picture game
This game idea comes from one of Swimming Ideas’ members. She uses this game in her swimming lessons and it is a wonderful way to encourage younger swimmers to put their face in the water and begin opening their eyes behind the goggles. The picture distracts them from the scary underwater experience and the questions she asks helps motivate swimmers to look at the pictures remembering detail. Thank you Julia!
Play this game with your youngest swimmers. Provide goggles or masks to encourage eye opening underwater. We play this with level 1.
Work on going underwater and opening your eyes underwater. Practice how to stand up from bending over to go underwater on your own. Getting your own feet underneath you to stand up unassisted.
- Download, draw, or create an underwater scene.
- On reverse side (not picture side) write down a series of questions about the scene.
- Laminate the picture. We use this laminator for small jobs: