Swimming strokes

With your child and their friends splashing around in the pool, get them to estimate the number of strokes they’ll need to swim from one point to another.

30 minutes


08 March 2021

Things you need

  • Access to a pool
  • An adult to supervise
  • A group of family or friends

The challenge

Step 1

In the pool, ask your child to estimate the number of strokes it'll take them to get from their starting position to the finish point. The finish point can be any position you nominate in the pool.


Step 2

From the same starting position, get the participating swimmers to swim freestyle to the finish point, counting their strokes as they swim. 


Step 3

The swimmer whose estimate was closest to the actual number of strokes gets to pick where in the pool the next finish point will be.

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