With the 2016 Summer Olympics on the horizon, my family and I are getting into the spirit with a few Olympic games of our own. But with a twist…we are playing them in the dark! Last night around dusk I took Field Trip Boy and Field Trip Girl to the pool to play some night time pool games for kids.
I brought along a few items to use for the games, including an Energizer® Vision HD+ Focus LED Headlight and Energizer® Fusion LED Folding Lantern. Plus an extra pack of Energizer® EcoAdvanced™ batteries. While getting our bag ready, I learned that Energizer® EcoAdvanced™ batteries are the world’s first AA and AAA battery made with four percent recycled batteries. This is especially important for today’s environment.
Nighttime Pool Games for Kids
The first game we played is called Lighthouse. My son actually came up with the name for it. All you need is a flashlight and the ability to count to 10! To begin, simply hold out the Energizer® Fusion LED Folding Lantern that produces 330 lumen output and move it over the top of the water using the handle. Then close your eyes, count to ten and pretend that you are a lighthouse scanning the sea for lost ships at bay.
Then when you reach the number “10, open your eyes and see which swimmer is still in the range of the light beam. The swimmer who is “caught” in the beam gets out of the pool and becomes the next lighthouse keeper. You can also mix up the game a bit by using the lantern’s high and low plus smart dimming technology for customizable light output.
Nighttime Pool Relay Race
The next game we played is called the Nighttime Pool Relay Race. Back in 1900, the Olympics held their first and only 200 meter Obstacle Race – a combination of a swimming event and an obstacle race where the competitors had to climb over a pole, scramble over a row of boats, and then swim back under another row of boats. All of this was done while also contending with the river current. The Olympians that competed in the 200 meter Obstacle Race were amazing athletes.
So I decided to model our nighttime pool relay race after the 200 meter Obstacle Race, but made it a lot easier for my kids. For the race, I set up two chairs in opposite ends of the pool and put an Energizer light on each one. I used an Energizer® Vision HD+ Focus LED Headlight on one and the Energizer® Fusion LED Folding Lantern again on the other.
It was easy to attach the Energizer® Vision HD+ Focus LED Headlight to the chair, because of it’s adjustable strap. While doing so I also discovered that the Energizer headlights are lightweight, versatile and water resistant with pivoting functionality to direct light where you need it. Plus you can the color to red, which really impressed my kids!
Then on the count of three, my kids dove into the pool to see who could swim the fastest from one end of the obstacle course to the other, and then back again.
The “obstacle” of the game was that each person had to come over and give me a high 5 before completing their last lap of the obstacle course. Field Trip Girl won the game!
Thank goodness the Energizer® Vision HD+ Focus LED Headlight is water and impact resistant up to 1 meter, because Field Trip Boy decided to get out of the water and sit in the chair after the game was over.
More Nighttime Pool Activities For Kids
- Watch a movie while floating on a raft in the pool.
- Play Marco Polo in the dark.
- Search for glow sticks in the pool.
- Dive for a weighted water bottle in the dark.
- Play volleyball with a light up beach ball.
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This summer I also plan to bring our new Energizer lights with us when go to the beach to build a bonfire and later on in August when go camping. Energizer area lanterns are the safe, reliable way to provide bright 360° light long into the night, at the camp fire, or while weathering a storm
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Have a great summer!