Many excellent activities have gone unappreciated by participants because of boredom, low morale, lack of understanding of goals, or a general negative atmosphere. The aquatic leader, head lifeguard, or program manager must ensure that each participant gets maximum benefit for the time and effort spent in the activity. Here are some suggestions that can help you get the best results from any activity or game:
* Vary the type of equipment used. Although it may be necessary to repeat an activity, varying the equipment adds additional challenges and keeps repetition from becoming boring.
* Vary the number of pieces of equipment used in an activity or game. Having one piece of equipment moving at a time is the easiest. The more equipment moving at one time, the more difficult the task.
* Alter the degree of competition. Keeping track of winners and losers may or may not be part of the activity. Most strong swimmers enjoy the intrinsic challenge of the game itself. Let the mood of the group determine whether or not a score is kept.