Water Games For Kids

Race games are very fun water games for kids.

They're also fun teamwork games for kids and outside play ideas for children.

This fun water racing activity lets kids swim as part of a team.

Test your stamina as you swim as fast as you can to help your team become the winners!

Adult supervision is needed for this.

Young children and weak swimmers should not play as kids need to be in deeper water for this race.

Players will love this activity when the sun's out and the weather is hot. Water activities feel great on those types of days!

Before You Start

6 or more players
Ages: 6 and up


Divide the kids in 2 teams with the same number of players. Chose a captain for each one.

You can choose how each player will swim in the race, or let the players choose.

Teams line up behind their captain, single file, out of the water at the pool's deeper end. An adult shouts, "1, 2, 3, go"!

The captains jump (or dive) into the water, swim to the opposite end of the pool, touch the wall, and return to the deep end, touching the wall.

When he touches the wall, the next player goes, swimming to the opposite end of the pool and back, touching the wall at each end.

Play continues in this manner until all players on the team have made the swim.


The winner is the team who completes the relay race the fastest.

Younger Players

For younger children, you can have them swim to the other end of the pool.

Once they get there, another teammate will be waiting and she jumps into the water and swims to the other end.

Another teammate is waiting and jumps in and swims to the other end.

Play continues until all kids have swum. The fastest team is the winner.

How'd your team do? Did you win?

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