Shark In The Water

Pool games are a fun way to improve your child’s swimming strength. “Shark in the water” is a simple game that can go for hours.

Be ready for lots of squealing!

What you need:

  • a swimming pool

Optional extras:

  • flippers
  • goggles

Number of players:


“Shark in the water” is basically a form of ‘tip.’  You can play with as few or as many players as you have (minimum of two.)

Nominate one person to be the shark. The shark can wear goggles and flippers if you want to make the game really fun. But it’s just as fun without. (My kids thought the flippers would give the shark too much advantage.)

Shark starts in the water. All the other players start out of the water.

Players jump into the pool and try to swim to the edge without getting tipped by the shark.

Players are only allowed to stay out of the pool for five seconds at a time.

Once someone gets ‘tipped’ by the shark, they become the shark.

  • Thanks to our sister company Kidspot Australia for creating the instructional video.

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