Looking for Fun Lake/Swimming Activities and Games I Can Play by Myself
August 15, 2014 8:19 AM Subscribe
What are fun games and activities I can play in a lake with little or no equipment and ideally no other people?
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (11 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
My family and I will be spending a week in a cabin on a lake which I'm really excited about! I love lakes and I love swimming. In fact, I love being in water more than anyone else in my family (who do like swimming, just not as much as I do), so I'm looking for suggestions for stuff to do when I'm the only one who wants to swim, even if these suggestions sound silly.
Something I've enjoyed in the past is having someone throw a tennis ball off a dock and jumping to catch it in the air. I also like having someone shout the name of an animal as I jump and then trying to make the right animal noise before I go underwater. Unfortunately, these both require other people. What can I do by myself that involves being in the lake or jumping into the lake or whatever? I'm not looking for anything too athletic but I do like balancing on stuff if that helps. I'm really not able to bring a lot of equipment so anything much outside the tennis ball range is off the table. I already bring books in the water to read. That said, no idea is too silly, I'm just looking for ways to occupy the delightful time I am in a lake.
I'd be happy to get some suggestions for things that involve other people, but mostly I'm looking for stuff I can do on my own. Thanks for any ideas you have!