The Whirlpool Challenge Game

At Becky Adlington Training, we're proud to have the most dynamic, engaging, passionate tutors in the industry leading our courses. We know how rewarding teaching the next generation of swimmers can be - and the best way to do this is through fun!

This week, we asked our Kelly to share her game of the week. With a career in swimming spanning almost two decades, including 2 years as a lead teacher at the University of Wales, 2 years as a Swimming Development Officer for Newport City Council, an Ofsted Grade 1 National Training provider, and a qualified Swim England Tutor since 2007, it’s no surprise that Kelly has a passion for all things swimming. 

So, the big reveal. Kelly’s Game of the Week is... *cue drum roll*

The Whirlpool Challenge

How to Play

You won't need any equipment for this one, other than buoyancy aids for swimmers if required as this is best in standing depth water.

First, gather your swimmers in a single circle with as little space between them as possible. Ask them to all face the person to their right and start moving around in the circle - walking, then jogging, then as fast as they can! This will create a whirlpool and the current of the water will pull them around. The challenge is to change direction against the flow!

This is a really fun activity that uses no equipment, shallow water and can be achieved by all ages/abilities. It's great for building confidence with moving water, developing travel & coordination, speed, agility and balance. It also encourages the class to work as a team, developing social skills and teamwork!” - Kelly