Centiped Swim
Centiped Swim

Swimming: Centipede Swim Activity

Pat Aitken

A Centipede Swim is a group activity your students will think is a hoot.

Divide your students into teams and have the teams line up in single file, with each swimmer holding the ankle of the student ahead of them.

Each student strokes using their free arm only, and the object of the contest is to get down to the end of the pool and back as fast as possible. On the turn, the last in line must touch the wall with their  feet.

1. Dick Hannula and North Thornton, Swim Coaching Bible 11, Human Kinetics, 2012.
2. Bob Steele, Editor, Paul Schiffel, “Centipede.” The Incomplete Book of Training Games and Gimmicks, 3rd Edition.

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