Underwater Bottle Hunt

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! 

Now recycling is more important than ever, Kelly has come up with a great way to recycle used plastic bottles into a fun 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*

Underwater Bottle Hunt!

How to play

Why not recycle some of the plastic we have at home and put it to good use! Collect some larger clear plastic bottles, such as those used for squash/juice. Remove all the labels, clean and fill with water so that they sink. Place them around the bottom of the pool and see if the swimmers can find them, it’s harder than it sounds! You can do this is deep or shallow water depending on the confidence and ability of your swimmers.

“This is a great underwater activity that uses easily accessible and cost effective resources, ideal if you can't afford or your pool doesn’t have any of the classic ‘sinkers’. Like most underwater activities, this will develop the swimmers aquatic breathing, horizontal rotation to get underwater, travel, coordination and understanding of buoyancy” - Kelly