Music always makes the class fun and can change the tempo. It is fun to use noodles like horses and have horse races in lap lanes. After class on Fridays, we put a rope across the middle of the pool and played water volleyball with a beach ball.
At the end of class, I would have everyone hold hands in a circle and move in one direction and then another. The class loved it when I would have them water walk around the outside of the pool in one direction to peppy music such as “Tonight’s gonna be a good night” by the Black Eyed Peas- then when the current was moving I would shout ” Change directions! Everyone would turn around and faced a wave of water. It was hard to get going again and everyone would laugh and laugh. The best thing about class was giving them a good routine that they got to know, but then changing up the end of class. Everyone becomes friends. And that keeps them coming back.