When I was a kid, we used to spend countless hours playing outside in the pool. In hindsight, our favorite pool toys were always the ones that really got us moving, swimming from one end of the pool to the other.
We know your kids have probably been at home for some time now and the pools will soon be warm enough to swim. Now’s the time to order pools toys you can surprise them with when it’s time to swim again!
Here are 3 of the best pool toys:
This ball fills up with water and is buoyant beneath the surface of the water just like an actual watermelon would be. In swim lessons, we pass the ball back and forth under and at the surface of the water while treading water.
This takes off like a rocket through the water when thrown. When we were kids, we would slam it horizontally on the surface of the water and it would skip on the water like you can skip rocks. This perfected our diving skills as kids and made us fantastic underwater swimmers.
Swimming through rings just has something magical about it for kids. As an added perk, while they’re playing they’re becoming better swimmers. They’re coodination in the water is improving and they’re often learning to hold their breath for longer as the distance and number of rings increases.
What are your family’s favorite pool toys? Tell us about them in the comments below!
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Jackie Follmuth is a swim lesson instructor who loves to teach children and adults about water safety. She’s been teaching swim lessons for nearly a decade and while initially started teaching at public pools, she now teaches private lessons in the homes of families on evenings and weekends.
Jackie has a passion for people and public service and completed her Master of Public Administration degree with a focus in Environmental Policy from Texas Tech University in 2017. She earned her B.S. in Public Management & Policy from the University of Arizona with minors in Philosophy (ethics courses), Sociology, and Information, Sciences, Technology & Arts.