Welcome to the ACAC!

Official tryouts happen in September but you are always welcome to join mid season!

What is my child expected to be able to do to join the swim team?  We generally expect our swimmers to have a basic swim lesson background.  Being able to put their faces in the water and swim a length of freestyle and some backstroke.  If your swimmer can do this at a very beginner level we can find a home for them within our program.

Is there a chance my swimmer will not make the team if they tryout? We are taking all of the swmmers that come out to give it a shot so long as they are sufficiant enough to be safe in a swimming learning environement.  We have coaches active in each group monitoring workouts closely for the safety of the swimmers but the swimmers need to have an idea of how to swim on their own.

What if I miss or can't attend the tryout dates?  Just email the coaches ([email protected]) and we will work to try and setup another tryout date for you.  We like to do a big formal tryout date to help us not take away time from our normal day to day workouts but we understand sometimes families can't attend both of those days and we are ready and willing to setup another tryout date for you.

Want to join after fall sports? We get swimmers all the time that do fall sports and then come out and swim in the winter.  Do not be timid to reach out and ask for a tryout and join the team!

Tryout Location:1801 Ridgewood Ave, Ames, IA 50010 @ Dan Flannery Pool