Previously on this blog I posted about Swimfests! This is an idea I cam up with last December to have a swim party with real swimming in it. It is a casual event, just a fun time to relay and race and be a little goofy. Today I helped put on our third Swimfest. We get matching caps and I usually prepare a little goodie bag (part of the fun of it for me).
For the summer goodie bag I found a tie-die cap on clearance and then went to zazzle.com for some cool swim stickers. I then added some blue candy and swedish fish to make it all tie in. I thought they were super cute and was inordinately proud of them. 🙂
Then my friend Kate put together a set (3 sets actually) and the 5 of us had a good work out for the first half hour. Thanks Kate!
Next, the fun began…
We did lots of relays including standard, t-shirt swap relay (harder than you’d think to take off a t-shirt and transfer in the water. I was wearing a tankini and practically took off my suit taking off my shirt! It was funny!).
Then we had the infamous cracker relay (you have to stop after a 50 and eat a salty cracker and then whistle and show your tongue. It really is harder than you’d think.
Next we did a rickshaw relay where you have one person on a pool noodle treading water and another pushing their feet. Then we did almost a track and field type relay but with dunk sticks instead of batons.
It was a super fun morning and a great time to swim and hang out with my friends. Now I just look forward to the next one. 🙂
Now I’ve just got to start thinking about the next Swimfest. I love party planning and I love swimming!