Swimmer Eligibility


ASSA Eligibility - as a member of Alberta Summer Swimming Association (ASSA), Swordfish Swim club conforms to all ASSA swimmer eligibility rules.  In general swimmers cannot participate in any non-competitive or competitive swim instruction (excluding Red Cross, Canadian Lifesaving programs) between the months of Sept 1 - April 30.  Please refer to the following link with the full swimmer eligibility rules on the ASSA website Rule & Regulations Section 2 (ASSA Swimmer Eligibility).  Please forward any eligibility questions to our registrar for clarification.


Swimmer Competency

  • Swimmer must be safe in the water & comfortable in deep water
  • Swimmer must be able to swim 25m continuously
  • Interest in competitive swimming is desirable
  • Able to follow the coaches instructions during practice and at swim meets


All swimmers ability will be assessed through a formal evaluation during the first week(s) of the start of the season. If ability to swim or safety is questionable, the Coaching Staff/Swordfish Board will make the final decision as to whether a swimmer will remain in the club.  Meeting outlined eligibility standards and following the pool rules are essential for the safety of the swimmer as well as Swordfish teammates.

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