The Sims Freeplay- It’s All Going Swimmingly Quest

LEVEL UNLOCKS: 13 UNLOCKS: swim center & swimming pools for gardens TIME LIMIT: 2 days PRIZE: volleyball pool set

Completing this quest unlocks the swim center and the ability to build swimming pools in your sims gardens! If you complete this quest in the time limit you will unlock the volleyball pool set. You can still complete this quest once the time limit is up to unlock swimming pools but you won’t get the volleyball net
How long does this quest take to complete?


There are two versions of this quest, the first one should be correct for most players but if the goals aren’t the ones you have, click here to view version two

Version One

Times may vary depending on the star rating the item has.


  • Send sim to swim center
  • Admire the slide at the swim center- 4 seconds


  • Look at diving board apprehensively- 1 minute


  • Ask wumples for advice- 6 minutes  (rabbit at door of swim center)


  • Supervise in lifeguard chair (completes straight away)


  • Use a diving board- 10 minutes
  • Look at pool slide apprehensively- 10 hours 30 minutes


  • Be nice to a sim- 1 minute
  • Use the slide- 2 hours 50 minutes


  • Splash a sim in the pool- 10 seconds


  • Flip a sim in the pool- 4 seconds


  • Chat to a sim while in the pool- 4 minutes


  • Talk to wumples- 30 seconds
  • Talk to wumples again- 3 minutes
  • Use the slide- 2 hours 50 minutes


You can now complete the Diving hobby and add pools to your gardens! Click here to find out how!

Time Limited Prize: Volleyball Net

Is the prize worth it? Its nice to have but once you unlock the teen mansion you get a volleyball net in the pool anyway!

Where can I find it? In the pool items tab of the outdoor section.

Cost? S2,500

You unlock swimsuits after completing this quest, you need to build the costume and swim store then you will be able to buy them (these aren’t all of them!):


You also unlock the special pool items in the online store, the dolphin pool pack and the automatic pool cleaner, both of these can be purchased with real money:


Watch my step by step video of this quest here:

The next quest The Hidden Unicorn unlocks the showjumping hobby

Version Two

Time Limit- 6 days

Times may vary depending on the star rating the item has.

  • Build the swimming center-  time and cost varies (need more money?)
  • Send a sim to the swim center
  • Admire the slide at the swim center- 4 seconds
  • Look at diving board apprehensively- 12 hours
  • Ask wumples for advice- 8 hours 30 minutes (rabbit at door of swim center)
  • Supervise in a lifeguard chair
  • Use a diving board- 10 minutes
  • Look at the pool slide apprehensively- 13 hours
  • Be nice to a sim- 1 minute
  • Use the slide- 2 hours 50 minutes
  • Splash a sim in the pool- 10 seconds
  • Flip a sim in a pool- 4 seconds
  • Chat to a sim while in the pool- 4 minutes
  • Talk to wumples- 10 minutes
  • Talk to wumples again- 1 day
  • Use the slide- 2 hours 50 minutes


The next quest The Hidden Unicorn unlocks the showjumping hobby


please read before asking

I have missed this quest! Why can’t I start it yet?
You cannot miss main quests they have to be completed in order. You need to complete all previous quests (list can be found here) and reach level 13 before you can start this quest

Can I complete this quest even though I have passed level 13?
Yes, you just need to complete all previous quests then this quest will start automatically

Why are there two versions of this quest?
Some quests have two versions, as when the makers have updated the times for quests they haven’t updated them on all devices so some players still get the old times

I can’t afford the swim center, how can I earn more simoleons?
This post may help

Can I build the swim center before starting this quest?
No, you have to get the goal in this quest before you can start building it

How do I send my sim to the swim center?
Go to the swim center and click on the whistle next to a sim who isn’t busy on the simtracker, this post explains more about the simtracker

How long does supervise in a lifeguard chair take to complete?
It will complete straightaway

Can you still get swimsuits if you don’t complete in time? If you can, where can you find them?
Yes you can, build the costume and swim store then you will find them in your wardrobe

What do I get if I complete this quest in the time limit?
The volleyball pool set

What happens if I don’t complete in the time limit, can I still finish this quest?
Yes you have to finish it to be able to build swimming pools in your gardens before you can move onto the next quest

I didn’t complete in the time limit, can I restart the quest?
No, you cannot redo quests

Can I still get the prize if I don’t complete in the time limit?
No, the only way to get the limited time prizes is by completing the quest in the time limit

I don’t like this quest! Can I just skip it?
No, you have to complete this quest before you can move onto the next one

Some times are slightly different on my game, why is this?
Times may vary depending on the star rating of the item you are using, as the higher star rating an item has the quicker you will complete a goal

Some times are really off/ different goals show for me, why is this?
This will be because the quest has been updated recently, I try my best to keep these posts up to date but it is difficult as I cannot redo every quest each time the game is updated. If you notice any changes please let me know so I can update the post

The next quest The Hidden Unicorn unlocks the showjumping hobby

Last updated March 2020


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426 thoughts on “The Sims Freeplay- It’s All Going Swimmingly Quest

  1. I cannot complete the “use the slide” task in the swimming pool challenge. I have tried repeatedly and continue to get “one or two of your sims cannot complete a task due to weather changes”

    • does this pop up appear as soon as you click on it? or do they start the action and it stops them, if it stops when they are doing the action I would suggest putting them on the action then going somewhere else on the game straight away until the action is complete, or you could try skipping with LPs.

  2. Hi there, I have a question about this quest… If not completed on time do you still unlock the volley ball net?? Thank you for you blogs they are very helpful!! :-))

  3. I didn’t get this quest for some reason. I’m on the unicorn quest and have nearly completed it. I won’t have enough money or time to build my swim centre before the playhouse quest 😳😢😭

  4. Hi if you don’t complete the task in time do you still unlock the option to build swimming pools ? I have two days left and it’s going to take two days to build my swimming centre….thanks

  5. I am on quest for toddlers and I am saving up big time for the swim Center is it a cheap 50,000 or an expensive 200,000? Love the Posts!😃

    • I worked crazy hard to save up for the swim center, and when I finally purchased it, it only cost me 20,000 simoleons! My game did update to where I didn’t need the Pet Shop on “A Quest For Toddlers”, and I try to keep my buildings minimal until I need them, which I think helped to keep my cost so low!

  6. Just wanted to tell you that I find your blog the most helpful source on the internet! I am checking back all the time and you have helped me soooo much with every single quest, hobby, confusion and whatever may come up next. Am on level 21 within a week or two, would never have made it that far without your valuable advice. Thanks a lot for all your efforts!

  7. I’ll add the comment here as its pool related. Since the update today you can’t clean any size pools with a single task. Large pools take multiple cleans to clean them now.

    • For a huge pool, I get up to 10 sims to start cleaning the pool at the same time. In less than a minute (seconds even)… the pool is squeaky clean before any of the Sims are even finished completing the ‘pool cleaning action’… So I can even cancel the action of all my sims and get done even quicker than it takes one sim to fully complete the task 😃

  8. I havent completed the swimming centre quest on time and its been over a week and still wont let me build how long will it take me to do this im on level 32 so want to unlock the othet quests

      • I haven’t got any quests to complete and its been over two weeks since I missed the quest every time I click onto build it it doesnt let me n yes I have enough sims

  9. Do you know why sometimes a sim gets paid 2525 simoleons and 2525 xp while at work at the firestation (highest level) and then suddenly the next day the same sim only gets paid 1500 (+1500 xp)? And sometimes two sims gets paid differently even though they have the same job and level? 🙂

  10. Hi, i have a task to long ride in an inflatable toy in my neighbors but when my Sims start to enter the pool, it won’t ride the toy. It looks like the pool isn’t wide enough or something. Do you know how to get it done?

  11. I did this quest for the first time after the announcement of the Royalty / Castle update last week. I’m not sure if that update changed something, but I wanted to add a little detail to your description of the Swimmingly Quest which I found interesting. During the “hijack the car in the car-park” several hours, you can actually watch your vehicle driving around in the city-scape view. And as it drives around, it leaves little car-beeps behind it (musical note icons). When you click on those icons, you get simoleon rewards or, frequently, one LP (!!!!!!). Similarly, you can drive around in your own car in the same way and click on the beeps to get usually one simoleon or five (as opposed to the five or ten from the hijacked vehicle in the swim quest). More rarely, one LP. So my point is, don’t waste that precious opportunity of hijacking the vamp truck because it gets you some free LPs 🙂 I ended up with 15 more LPs than I would otherwise have had.

  12. Is in the royalty update its steal be there ?
    (The free swimsuits and umbrellas)

    Anyway, I very like your post. Its so helpful

  13. So, I have to build the swimming center, and I need about 90,000 more simoleons. I would just like to say that first I wanted the volleyball net, but when I read on this post that it costs 25 LP’s and that the teen mansion comes with one, I’m not worried about it and getting enough LP’s to finish tasks. Thanks!

  14. Hi, it’s the Latin Villa girl again (but u already knew that) and I still have not built the swimming center. I only need like 40,000 more simoleons, and I have leveled up by TWO levels. The thing is, and I’m sorry this is in the wrong category, I keep leveling up too fast, so more quests become available. And when that happens, I feel like I have to rush, and I don’t like that. How do I slow down my leveling up?

  15. I’m at this quest but due to the cost and fact that no one seems to have the quest done in time for a prize you can get later. I am considering delaying it so that I can build the competition center instead. Would that be more worth me spending my simoleons first?

  16. I can’t complete this mission on time, that means I can’t put swimming pools in my backyards? I don’t need volleyball net but it’s too sad if I can’t build swimming pools

  17. Trust me it is not impossible to complete if you have many lp to speed things up. My trick always work thanks to your help. Just follow the girl who games ways to get lp by cooking and completing accesories.

  18. I bought an adult male sim a swimwear outfit from the costume store, but wanted to have him change back to the original lavendar boxers. I’m running an older version of the game (a few udates ago) and don’t see an option for the lavendar boxers.

    Is it not possible to go back to the default boxers? Thanks.

  19. I just recently started playing this game and i am so addicted. I am so glad i found your blog because it has been so helpful. I just wanted to say thank you so much and keep doing what you’re doing!

  20. I don’t know why, but I have very different tasks from your blog. Or maybe because I don’t finish this quest on time.

    This is the list that I didn’t do:
    • Have 4 sims at the swim center
    • Hide in swim center toilet- 1 day
    • Find 1st set of diving collectibles (you need to find 3 different medals, don’t find all 3 before this goal or it won’t recognise you’ve completed it and you will have to find the next 3 aswell)
    • Use vehicle in swim center car park- 20 hours 30 minutes
    • Cuddle a cat at the swim center- 1 hour 50 minutes
    • Give lost cat directions- 7 hours 30 minutes

    Do you know why?

    But anyway I love your blog, it’s very helpful. Thank you 😀

  21. I just recently completed this quest and I did not have to do the following task:
    • Have 4 sims at the swim center
    • Hide in swim center toilet- 1 day
    • Find 1st set of diving collectibles
    • Use vehicle in swim center car park- 20 hours 30 minutes
    • Cuddle a cat at the swim center- 1 hour 50 minutes
    • Give lost cat directions- 7 hours 30 minutes

    Not sure if it’s just me or if they’ve changed the quest requirements…

  22. I completed this quest after the DIY Home update and I noticed some changes. Apparently now the hide in toilet, find 1st set of diving collectibles, use vehicle, cuddle a cat, and give a lost cat directions tasks had been removed. I found this change very likeable as I could finish this quest 2 days earlier instead of spending tons of LPs 😉
    *ps: Thanks for adding my gamertag on neighbor needed page. That’s very kind of you!

  23. How come the swimming centre costs 20,000 simoleons for me? I am nowhere near that amount of money and same with the pet store I had to buy it with 150,000 simoleons! Please help

  24. so, probably i’ll wait for almost 6 days in order to have $ 100,000 if im earning almost $ 10,000 per day (including earnings from the simoleon sprout, completed tasks, working and planting) since, currently i have $ 40,000 and 5 sims working and planting. btw, YOUR BLOG IS REALLY HELPFUL.

  25. Is there a way to get free lp’s I need some to Hurry up and pass my weekly task!?!😬😬😬

  26. Say you don’t complete the quest in time, and unlock the prize,
    Once you get the volleyball net with the teen mansion, are you able to purchase it in other homes?
    Or do you only get one for the mansion?

  27. Hello!

    I didn’t know what section to post this question in but it has to do with pools so I hope this is okay:). So I bought a new kitty and it showed up on the island inside my pool! The poor kitty has been stuck there for a day and shows no sign of swimming to mainland:). Have you heard of this and do you have any suggestions? Thanks for your help with this and the dozens of other times I’ve referenced your blog. Great work!

    • You could try two things:
      1. click on the cat and select relocate, then choose another house for it, once at the other house you can then move it back again
      2. if that doesn’t work you may have to delete part of the pool so the cat can leave the island
      You’re welcome!

  28. I can’t complete the quest. I start the Look at the diving board task and leave the game. Then I return next day and my sim didn’t even start the quest for some reason… It stops sometime in the middle of the night while I’m not playing and it happened few times in a row already…

  29. Sorry I just read the comment from abelardev132 and this must be different for all of us then because I’ve updated and completed peaceful patios as well before starting Its All Going Swimmingly, but I had the task of hiding in the swim center toilet as well as looking at the poolslide apprenhively. The others I’ve not come across yet.

  30. So this doesn’t really go with this quest but my game is saying there are new swim suits for summer and to go to the swimsuit store to get them. I have looked all over for the store but can’t find it. Any ideas on where to find it or the new swimsuits?

  31. Hi
    So i just built the costumestore. I hadn’t built it before so all of my blocked outfits came out but are there any swimsuits u can buy??? Because there are some in the regular wardrobe but ive been getting some adds on the game that swimsuits are 50% off on summer sale. And i go to the costume store and it doesnt show me any swimsuits to buy??
    Whats the problem here???

  32. I need more LP’s to bake a cake for my babies to grow into toddlers and I also need money so I can build the swimming center!!!!!

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