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250 Anaconda Way
Bridgewater, Virginia 22812

(540) 828-6231

Ashby Anacondas will have a swim team this year!!!
Be sure to check out the  Swim Team Website

Thank you so much for taking the time to complete the survey we sent out a couple weeks ago. It helped us tremendously in knowing how to proceed with the season. We are happy to say we had 100% interest in having a swim team!! There was also a very high percentage in the "extremely likely" and "likely" categories for the other questions we asked. That being said REGISTRATION is now open. It will be open through May 25th.  Click on the link to register you child.

We will be following the safety guidelines set in place by ARA, but hope to operate as normal as possible. The season will start on June 1st and will conclude at the end of July. Practices will be offered at the typical times: 8-11am Monday through Friday and 6:30-8pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Meets will be held on Tuesday evenings. Specific information regarding practices and meets will be determined once registration closes and we have a swimmer count. 

We appreciate your patience as we work through all the details to be able to offer a swim season for our swimmers. We hope you are as excited as we are to have your kids back in the water! We look forward to seeing you soon!

ARA Members:
We are pleased to announce that Cat Sweigart has agreed to be our pool manager for the 2021 summer season. Many of you know Cat from her family being members, lifeguarding and as a participant and coach of Ashby’s summer league swim team. We know that she will bring a lot of enthusiasm to the position while paying attention to the primary responsibility of keeping our members and guests safe. Please make sure to welcome her in her new role when you are at the pool.
Chris Thompson
Ashby Recreation Association



It is also not too early to apply for a Life Guard position!
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Welcome to Ashby Recreation Association

Ashby Recreation Association is a member’s only pool that strives to be the friendliest summer recreation facility offering the most entertainment opportunities for families in Bridgewater and the surrounding community. We offer our members a summer of swimming, diving, relaxing or competing in a clean and safe environment. The 330,000 gallon family pool is 25 meters long with a water depth of 2’- 6’. 

The roped off diving area has a depth of 10’. The pool is equipped with an ADA lift and has a 25-meter lap lane. A separate children’s pool is available for children under 6 and has a maximum depth of 1’. 

On land, you can enjoy shuffleboard, corn hole, basketball, four square or grab some food from the concession stand. There is plenty of room to stretch out and read, soak up some rays, or enjoy time with friends. 

With activities such as early morning lap swims, raft nights, teen nights, movie nights, family fun nights, swim lessons, Anacondas swim team, and open swim periods, we offer something for everyone. 

The pool is located at 250 Anaconda Way just east of Oakdale Park in Bridgewater and is open Memorial Day to Labor Day.

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