Swimming in Bluewater

Another of Mr Jolley's highly unusual Victorian Street games is one called Swimming in Bluewater. I have just finished giving it a trial play with Mrs Blister and some members of her Womens' Institute group and confidently predict it will soon be clutched to the hearts of strange games enthusiasts everywhere.
Get all players into teams of two. One member of each pair bends down, holding their hands behind their knees (a piggy). The other players now lie, stomach down, crossways across their backs and simultaneously perform the swimming strokes of their choice (I can recommend breast stroke). The team that lasts the longest, without the swimmer falling off or the piggy collapsing, wins.
If you want to be really daring go for backstroke.

strange games no:131

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