There is something about the swimming pool that just makes people happy. Maybe it is the water, the weather, the cool swim goggles you get to wear or maybe just the general atmosphere. There is just something liberating about swimming. At the swimming pool, we are at one with the elements.
Why Swimming Makes the Best Family Activity
All that aside, what makes swimming an activity for the entire family? Here are some of those things:
Splashes & Laughs
Family bonding is about building a lifetime of positive memories. It’s hard to find activities that are enjoyable for everyone, regardless of age. The pool is a place for adults, children, aunts, uncles and grandparents. Bring the neighbors too! Swimming around a pool, splashing and giggling brings the family unit much closer. Even if you’re just floating around, family pool days always become part of the unforgettable moments.
Watersports & Water Games
Have you ever gone to the swimming pool, watched a family play in there and wished you could join them? Yes? We have too! There is a myriad of games that you can play with the entire family in the swimming pool. Ball or balloon games are a favorite for many. It is like playing "hot lava" but the ball is the one who is trying to avoid the lava, and, in this case, there is a dragon or a monster in the middle that is attempting to grab it. The lava monster can be a family member.
Are your family members driven by a little competition? Friendly swimming competitions for the entire family can add a little spice to the day. The winner gets boasting rights for the rest of the week! This activity brings the whole family together in a very healthy way. It is also a chance to teach the young ones how to swim or show them a few swimming tricks.
If you’re having a hard time getting the whole family to become more active, then swimming is it! It doesn’t have to be about exercise but your bodies are naturally using a lot of different muscles when you’re swimming. Pack some healthy meals or snacks so that everyone is motivated to incorporate a healthy lifestyle.