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10 Classic Swimming Pool Games


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Belly Flop Contest
The belly flop is sort of the opposite of the cannon ball. To perform, leap from the side of the pool, spread both arms and legs wide, and attempt to produce the loudest, most painful “smack” when entering the water. Aurelie and Morgan David de Lossy/Cultura/Getty Images
The belly flop is sort of the opposite of the cannon ball. To perform, leap from the side of the pool, spread both arms and legs wide, and attempt to produce the loudest, most painful “smack” when entering the water. Aurelie and Morgan David de Lossy/Cultura/Getty Images

A belly flop contest is a classic companion to the cannon ball contest. To execute a perfect belly flop, the contestant needs to leap from a diving board (very brave) or the side of the pool, fully extend both arms and legs, and attempt to produce the loudest, most painful "smack" when entering the water.

As with the cannon ball contest, there should be a judge or judges to rank contestants on criteria like the loudest smack, the reddest belly and the most stylish flop.