Eurovision inspired games to bring the party atmosphere to your swimming lessons

Eurovision madness is coming to the UK so it’s time to bring out your dance routines and make your swimming lessons sing.

Musical Floats

If you can have music on the poolside then you can do this swimming version of musical statues. If not you can still play by calling out ‘dance’ and ‘float’. You can have swimmers perform a star or mushroom float. The last swimmer to float is out.

Swimming Duet

Divide the swimmers into pairs and have them perform a synchronised routine. The routine can be judged based on how well the swimmers synchronise their movements and how complex they are. Moves they can include are different types of floats, strokes, sculling, log rolls and jumps.

Water Polo

Water Polo is also hugely popular across Europe. Set up a mini water polo game with teams representing different countries.

Place a goal on each side of the pool. Players can move the ball by throwing it to a teammate or swimming while pushing the ball in front of them. Depending on their stage, swimmers can touch the bottom or tread water.

If you need some flags to represent your different team nationalities, the Eurovision website has a heart-shaped flag for each country participating.

Test out your vocal cords with these nursery rhymes:


Humpty Dumpty

Swim England has a set of dancing-themed games which you can add to your routine.