Swimming pool games not only keep you cool in the hot summer months, but they are fun and good exercise, too. Games should only be played in in-ground swimming pools and by those who can swim without help. Make sure to play safe and have proper supervision by a responsible person. An adult who can swim should supervise kids’ or teens’ pool games.
Water polo is fun for teenagers and provides an aerobic workout. It is a team sport for 14 players–two goalkeepers and six position players per team. A net is placed on opposite sides of the pool. Each team’s goalkeeper has to protect the team’s net. The object of the game is to hit the ball into the opposing team’s net. Similar to soccer, the position players for each team shoot, pass and throw the ball. When a team has possession of the ball, they have 30 seconds to throw the ball at the goal. Water polo is actually an Olympic sport, but at home it should be played with light-hearted fun and probably less players per team depending on the size of pool.