Ague-Games at the swimming pool (non swimmer area)

Difficulty Difficult

Duration 60 minutes

Type of activity Long term activities

Season Summer

Occasion Any

Suitability Physically fit

Locations Outdoor

Tools

aqua jogging belts

water ball

swimming suites

football goal

Goal

Point of this activity is mainly the movement and interplay of seniors and children.

Intergenerational benefits

Understanding and relationship building

Understanding and relationship building

The activity promotes the understanding and appreciation of the attitudes, opinions, and experiences which different generations bring to the relationships, understanding and avoiding generational stereotypes and fostering tolerance of different lifestyles and an appreciation for cultural heritages, traditions and histories.

Intergenerational learning and skill sharing

Intergenerational learning and skill sharing

The activity promotes learning and skill sharing among younger and older generations. It involves the sharing of positive resources that the young and old have to offer each other, especially the experience with novelties of modern times and valuable life lessons as well as cultural and familiar traditions.

Health and wellbeing

Health and wellbeing

The activity promotes physical and mental well-being. It has a positive impact on the quality of life (feeling of self-worth and a reduction in loneliness and isolation, promotion of physical and cognitive activity).

Personal impact

Personal impact

Developing soft skills (like empathy, confidence, communication abilities, learning skills) and developing their own strengths and talents.

Cognitive skills

Cognitive skills

Supporting mental / brain-based skills we need to do anything from the simplest to the most complex tasks:perception, attention, memory, motor skills, language, visual and spatial processing, executive functions.

Community involvement

Community involvement

The activity increases confidence and involvement within the community. It offers a starting point that could have a positive impact within the community.

Step by Step

  1. Seniors and kids meet at the swimming pool and change to swimming suits.
  2. Group meet at the non swimmers pool area, kids are putting on aqua jogging belts.
  3. The coordinator introduces the activity.
  4. Group start with warming up phase, exercising and stretching - 15 minutes.
  5. Group split in two football teams.
  6. Football goals are placed on both sides.
  7. Each team choose a goalie.
  8. The aim is to throw the ball in the team’s football net.
  9. Group is moving with the designated area.
  10. The maximum time for playing water ball is 30 minutes.
  11. The coordinator should pay attention to any heart problems (e.g.freezing)
  12. The activity is completed with some relaxation exercises.
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