Swimming Game – Challenge: Two Toe Tornado

Play this challenge as a simple one off individually with a simple pass or fail or play it as a competitive race with points!

Challenge:

The challenge is called Two Toe Tornado and teaches how important using your full leg from hips to knees, to legs are in kicking and movement.

You need a kickboard or a barbell, two benches, and a pool with enough space between them.-

You hold the kickboard or barbell with both hands and jump into the water from one bench.-

You freeze your legs together and only use your toes and ankles to kick.

You cannot use any other part of your body to move forward.-

You try to reach the other bench using only your toes and ankles.

If you do, you complete the challenge.


Played as a game

Name

Two Toe Tornado

Core Skill

Ankle and toe flexibility and strength

Who

Swimmers of any age or skill level who can swim with a kickboard or a barbell

How

  • Place two benches at opposite ends of the pool, about 10 meters apart.
  • Divide the swimmers into two teams and have them line up behind the benches.
  • Give each swimmer a kickboard or a barbell to hold in front of them.
  • The first swimmer from each team jumps into the water and holds the kickboard or barbell with both hands.
  • The swimmers must freeze their legs together and only move their ankles and toes to kick. They cannot use their knees, hips, or upper body to propel themselves.
  • The challenge is to see if they can reach the other bench using only their toes and ankles to kick. If they do, they score a point for their team and tag the next swimmer. If they don’t, they have to swim back to their bench and let the next swimmer try.
  • The game continues until one team reaches a certain number of points or until a time limit is up. The team with the most points wins.

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