The Ashby Anacondas offers training and practice groups for swimmers of all ages and ability levels (we do not offer swim lessons). It is the goal of the Ashby Anacondas to offer training for all of our athletes geared towards challenging each individual and developing each individual to the best of THEIR abilities. Swimmers will be grouped based on ability and age. 

Not sure if your NEW swimmer is ready for swim team?

We will have a skills assessment session at the pool on Tuesday, May 28, 2018 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm for all NEW swimmers ages 5  - 18 (by June 1, 2018). You do not need to register your swimmer online to participate in this session. 

During this time, coaches will assess each swimmer's ability and skills in order to place them in the appropriate group.

NEW Swimmers that will potentially be placed in the 6 & under age group will need to participate in two practice sessions on Thursday 5/30 and Tuesday 6/4 from 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm, as well as complete the swim test on Thursday 6/6 from 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm. (See details below)

In order to be part of the swim team, the swimmer must be able to pass a swim test.

A swimmer must be able to:

1. Jump feet first in the pool in either the shallow or deep end putting your head under the water.

2. Swim (without a flotation device or other assistance) at least half the pool length using either a front or backstroke such as freestyle. The swimmer may not stop, hold on to the lane line or the side of the pool, or stand on the bottom of the pool.

The goal is for the swimmer to be able to swim the full length of the pool within the next 2-3 weeks and to participate in a minimum of two swim meets during the season.

Any swimmer who does not have the skills needed to participate in swim team will be recommended to enroll in swim lessons and try again next year.

Evening Practice Schedule prior to school finishing:

May 28th: 6:30 pm-7:00pm NEW SWIMMER SKILLS ASSESSMENT
​                  6:45 pm-8:00 pm (6:45-7:00 stretching) 11-12, 13-14, 15-18 year olds

May 29th: 6:15 pm-7:00 pm (6:15-6:30 stretching) 6 & under 
                  6:45 pm-7:30 pm (6:45-7:00 stretching) 7-8 year olds
                  6:45 pm-8:00 pm (6:45-7:00 stretching) 9-10 year olds

May 30st:
6:30 pm-7:00pm NEW SWIMMERS 8 & under
                 6:45 pm-8:00 pm (6:45-7:00 stretching) 11-12, 13-14, 15-18 year olds

June 3th: 6:15 pm-7:00 pm (6:15-6:30 stretching) 6 & under 
​                 6:45 pm-7:30 pm (6:45-7:00 stretching) 7-8 year olds
​                 6:45 pm-8:00 pm (6:45-7:00 stretching) 9-10 year olds

June 4th: 6:30 pm-7:00pm NEW SWIMMERS 8 & under
                 6:45 pm-8:00 pm (6:45-7:00 stretching) 11-12, 13-14, 15-18 year olds

June 5th: 6:15 pm-7:00 pm (6:15-6:30 stretching) 6 & under

​                 6:45 pm-7:30 pm (6:45-7:00 stretching) 7-8 year olds
                 6:45 pm-8:00 pm (6:45-7:00 stretching) 9-10 year olds


June 6th: 6:30 pm-7:00 pm NEW SWIMMER SWIM TEST
                 6:45 pm-8:00 pm (6:45-7:00 stretching) 11-12, 13-14, 15-18 year olds