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Here is where your imagination can run wild. Special events are a great way to involve the pool staff and other summer recreation staff. They are young and full of energy. The events that we list here are one-time activities or a series of activities. Fun is the main goal, but you can include lots of learning, too.

  • Special days such as Bring a Friend Day, Bring Your Grandparent Day.
  • Fun deck activities such as blowing bubbles or sprinkler.
  • Crazy days such as Love Your Goldfish Day, National Ice Cream Day.
  • Lifejacket fashion show on Drowning Prevention Day.
  • Water Safety Week celebration with a different safety event each day.
  • Fun races and relays such as egg and spoon (use a ping pong ball), cracker and whistle, three-armed, and wheelbarrow (use a flutter board) races.
  • Special swim for holidays such as Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Canada Day, Christmas in July.
  • Water sports tournament such as underwater hockey or water volleyball.
  • Boating day with an inflatable boat or kayak (borrow the boat if needed).

More special event ideas:

  • Body painting after a fun swim, with a hose available, outside, for wash up.
  • Colouring contest.
  • Movie night.
  • Contest to find a pool mascot. If you already have a mascot, have a contest to name it.

For more ideas, check the Lifeguard Club program of the Lifesaving Society and the links at the end of this manual.

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