Classic Swimming Pool Contests

Contests are a great way to use your competitive edge while having fun with friends and family!  Plus, the water in your swimming pool / spa puts everyone on a pretty even playing field, so there can be little to no cheating in classic swimming pool contests! Check out our hand-picked Top 3 Classic Swimming Pool Contests you should definitely try out at your next backyard event!

Try to make the biggest splash in your swimming pool!  You can always use different techniques of flailing your limbs, curling into a ball, or getting more air before jumping in!


Thanks to the buoyancy in your custom swimming pool or spa, activities like handstands are a lot easier to do in the water than on land.  Try to hold yours the longest!  For a more dramatic swimming pool competition, you can start on a low step in the swimming pool and work your way up.  The higher in the water you get, the less buoyancy will hold you up, and the harder it'll be to balance.

An alternate rendition the great cannonball classic contest is the Belly Flop contest.  You still want to make the largest splash.  But since you have to land in the swimming pool with your belly down, the sound of the slap on the swimming pool water is also a contributing factor.

For any of these great contests, make sure you have an objective judge who score all of the competitors fairly.  You wouldn't want to get in a fight in the swimming pool over a splash size!  For more fun backyard living ideas, check out some of our other blog posts!  You can also browse our website to learn more about the California Pools story, or call us at (800) 282-7665 or contact us anytime online.  Schedule a free in-home consultation with a California Pools representative near you, and let us turn your swimming pool and spa dream into a reality!