There are many kids, who are scared of water and will do everything and anything for avoiding swimming lessons. It is the magnanimity of water bodies and the assumption of helplessness, when in water, that scares children when it comes to swimming.
The person who carries is the vehicle. The person below, cannot use hands or legs, but has to rely on the sitting atop. Through team work, every pair has to try to knock down the other pairs. The pair that lasts till the end, is clearly the winner!
This is similar to hide and seek, but only in water. Marco polo, the game, begins when one person is blindfolded and is made to duck, till he/she emerges shouting 'Marco'. Other players, who have scattered shout 'Polo', till one out of them gets tagged. The game continues, as the tagged persons, follows the same drill, till he/she, catches the next 'Polo'.
You will require a lot of objects that will sink in the swimming. Refrain from using any sharp objects while making this treasure hunt. Rocks, coins, metallic badges can make great treasures for this game. Blow a whistle to start the game. The person who retrieves maximum treasure, is the one who gets the bounty!
Select tall persons for this games, it just works better. The other players, have to walk under the bridge. Once everyone's done walking, lower the height of the bridge. As the height goes on decreasing, at one point of time, people will really have to swim like a fish to cross underneath it.
These games are a great way of allowing your child to have some fun while teaching him the most important lesson of life. They bring out the best of sporting spirits and are activities that help you tone your body too. So, game on!