Lots More Information
Your house needs an outdoor chessboard, and HowStuffWorks can help you make one. Learn more about making an outdoor chessboard.
Author's Note: 10 Classic Swimming Pool Games
I spent most of my childhood summers in the pool. Ours was at the local YMCA, a large outdoor pool with a couple of diving boards, a snack shop (King Cones!) and acres of hot plastic lawn chairs. My sister and I could spend hours in that pool playing every possible game. Handstand contests were big, as was some weird game where we tried to talk to each other underwater. As we grew older, we dared each other onto the high diving board, where I once accidentally executed a perfect belly flop. Ouch. Now I take my kids to the pool and have the unique pleasure of teaching them Marco Polo for the first time, showing them perfect cannon ball position, and tossing the same dive ring into the shallow end for hours and hours. As an adult, there's one thing that I love even more than pool games: how fast the kids fall asleep after an afternoon in the water.
- BBC. "Wind, whirlpools and waves." March 2004 (July 18, 2013) http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/blueplanet/infobursts/whirlpools_waves_bg.shtml
- Canadian Red Cross. "Holding Your Breath Underwater" (July 18, 2013) http://www.redcross.ca/what-we-do/swimming-and-water-safety/swimming-boating-and-water-safety-tips/holding-your-breath-under-water
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Healthy Swimming/Recreational Water" (July 25, 2013) http://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/swimming/
- Coffey, Wayne. "Olympics 2012: David Boudia joins Greg Louganis as USA men's divers to win gold." August 12, 2012 (July 18, 2013) http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/olympics-2012/olympics-2012-david-boudia-joins-greg-louganis-usa-men-divers-win-gold-article-1.1134642
- Grenoble, Ryan. "Breath-holding World Record." Nov. 16, 2012 (July 18, 2013) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/16/breath-world-record-stig-severinsen_n_2144734.html
- Margetts, Jayne. "Grieving family warns of dangers of kids holding breath." ABC. Feb. 28, 2013 (July 18, 2013) http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-02-27/family-warns-of-dangers-of-holding-breath-underwater/4543432
- Martin, Michel. "Public Swimming Pools' Divisive Past." NPR. May 28, 2007 (July 25, 2013) http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=10495199
- Retroland. "Marco Polo" (July 18, 2013) http://www.retroland.com/marco-polo/#.UeV3G2RASDE