Swimming Pool Games for Adults That are a Blast to Play

Swimming Pool Games for Adults

You see kids splashing and laughing in the swimming pool and you’re secretly thinking, “Why should these kids get to have all of the fun?” Adults don’t need to sit around the pool all summer watching the fun, they should jump in feet first and enjoy. Summer is right around the corner, so plan some adult parties or couples’ nights at your pool and amp up the fun factor with these top ten swimming pool games for adults.

1. Tug of War

Remember the grade school game that stressed you out? Now, it’s a fun adult swimming pool game that actually decreases your stress. First, find a long, thick rope that stretches across the deep end of your pool. Divide your guests into two equal groups and mark a line of chalk somewhere around 5 feet away from the edge of the pool. Then, position each team at the starting line and yell, “Go!” Each team pulls the rope until the stronger team pulls the other ones into the pool. Who knows if the winning team is the one on dry land or the ones splashing in the pool!

2. Floating Golf Greens

Golf is fun. Golf around the pool is even more fun. These floating golf greens are entertaining no matter what your golf skill level. Grab some clubs and chip the balls into realistic looking golf greens from the side of the pool. Create some friendly competition at your party by keeping score to see who can sink the ball with the fewest shots. Or, create teams and see which team is the first to make ten shots. Choose from a variety of greens, as well as floating golf balls and other accessories at https://www.floatinggolfgreen.com.

3. Wet Shirt Relay Race

This race is a great way to get your guests in the pool and get everyone laughing. Split up into two teams and give each team a large t-shirt. The first person in line puts on the shirt over their swimsuit. At “go,” the first person must swim up and back the length of the pool with the shirt on. When they reach the end, they take off the shirt and hand it to the next teammate waiting in line. Then, the next player puts the shirt on and swims up and back. They continue to pass the shirt until each teammate has gone. The team that finishes first is the Wet Shirt Relay Champion!

4. Starlight Swimming Games

Nighttime adult swimming pool parties are even more fun with the help of some glowing gadgets. Although the glow in the dark Starlight Swimming Game Kit was created for kids, who’s to say that the adults can’t sneak it out for some fun after dark? You can play ten different swimming pool games with the enclosed waterproof glowing games pieces or you can use the glow in the dark game pieces like the lotus flower just to add a glowing effect to your pool parties.  Simply twist each light on and toss into the water for an amazing pool party.

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5. Poolmaster’s Toss ’N’ Splash

The best swimming pool games for adults usually offer the option of staying dry or getting wet, like the Toss ‘N’ Splash game that can be played in the pool or on the pool deck. The floating game includes nine pockets with different point values and 10 game balls. Each person takes a turn throwing the balls to see who can score the most. It’s a cool way to spend a summer evening whether you take turns from the pool deck or from the pool. http://www.poolmaster.com/product/recreation/games-and-toys/water-games/toss-n-splash/.

6. The COOP Hydro Lacrosse

Sometimes you just want a game that doesn’t require much concentration so that you can socialize while you play. Here’s where the Hydro Lacrosse comes in handy. It’s perfect for the pool or backyard and easy enough for all skill levels to catch, scoop, and throw the ball. Each kit Includes 2 waterproof lacrosse sticks and 1 ball. Buy more than one set so that you have enough to go around at your next adult pool party at https://www.swimways.com/hydro-lacrosse/product/6038787.

7. Beach-Ball Volleyball

Everyone loves volleyball and it’s even more fun in the pool. Set up a net over your shallow end grab a beach ball or a soft volleyball for an entertaining adult swimming pool game. Divide up into teams and let the competition begin. Play with your own rules or see the official pool volleyball rules at http://www.pool-volleyball.com/pool-volleyball-rules-for-beginners/.

8. Belly Flop Contest

This is the classic choice when you need a swimming pool party game for adults that lets them act like kids. Players take turns by either doing a belly flop or a cannon ball into the pool to make the biggest splash. Then, let a panel of judges from the party crowd rate them. You can also add some variation by also doing the smallest splash, best dive, craziest jump, or whatever entrance you think would be a challenge. Be sure to have a party prize on hand for the person who wins each category.

9. Greased Watermelon

You haven’t truly enjoyed summer until you have played a game of greased watermelon in a pool! Split your party group into two teams, grab a gourd, and grease it up with some Crisco or petroleum jelly. Then, toss it in the middle of the pool and start the countdown. At “go” the players try to grab the watermelon and pass it to other team members until they get it to the opposite side of the pool and score a point. First team to ten points is the winner. 

10. Outdoor Movie

This is technically not a game, but it is a great way to enjoy a summer evening at your pool with other adults. Borrow or buy a movie projector and hang a white sheet on a wall or between some trees by the pool. Find some fun floats or pull up some chairs and pick a happy, summer-themed movie to watch when the sun goes down. Whatever adult pool activity you choose, just don’t let the kids have all the fun this summer.

* The featured image used for this blog post can be found at http://www.afcent.af.mil/Units/386th-Air-Expeditionary-Wing/News/Display/Article/423712/101-day-of-summer-pool-party/

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