Games & Icebreakers, Games With A Point, Swimming Pool Games

River Crossing (Pool)


MAIN POINT: Use this activity prior to a discussion with the guys about being gentlemen.

ONLY DO THIS if you have a pool wide enough that someone falling in CAN’T hit the edge! Play this with guys in the pool and girls on the side. Guys stand back to back as girls try to walk across their shoulders – holding guys outstretched arms for balance – to the opposite side of the pool without falling in.

If there are not enough guys to cross the pool, they have to slowly move from back to front of the line in the pool to form a “moving” bridge. You can play two teams against each other or one group which is required to get all the girls to cross safely to complete game.

Safety Note: Have adults near edges of pool for safety as well.

Also see Pool Bronco Busting. 

Added by Eric Smith


Jonathan McKee

Jonathan McKee is the author of over twenty books including the brand new The Guy's Guide to FOUR BATTLES Every Young Man Must Face; The Teen’s Guide to Social Media & Mobile Devices; If I Had a Parenting Do Over; and the Amazon Best Seller - The Guy's Guide to God, Girls and the Phone in Your Pocket. He speaks to parents and leaders worldwide, all while providing free resources for youth workers on Jonathan, his wife Lori, and their three kids live in California.

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