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DSMY swim team is a year round competitive youth and adult swim team offering high quality professional coaching and technique instruction for all ages and abilities. We offer training at five of our YMCA branches in the Greater Des Moines area. DSMY is a member of YMCA Swimming, USA Swimming and Masters Swimming.

Team mailing address: DSMY Marlins, Wellmark YMCA, 501 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309 (attn Swim Team)

DSMY Child Centered, Coach Driven, Parent Supported! DSMYMarlins.com

DSMY Team Announcements

"Trudy Hancock YMCA Memorial"

"Trudy Hancock Go Fund Me family support"






2021-2022 Fall Winter Registration
Registration is OPEN!

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Officials

Travel Team & Travel Team Prep
Hey Marlins!

My name is Emma Sougstad and I will be the interim head coach of the Wellmark Travel Team and Prep Team. I have absolutely loved working with you for the past year and cannot express my gratitude for the opportunity to lead you toward your goals this season with the collaboration of the 6 talented assistant coaches.

My goal as your coach is to continue and heighten your elite level of training at the YMCA with target objective practices; this means that each practice directly applies to a race strategy. This intentional approach is essential for confidence behind the blocks and optimal performance. It includes but is not limited to: 200/400 IM workouts, pull/kick isolation sets, 200 pace days, distance/power groups, weekly test sets, underwater/dryland work, 100 work, recovery days and anaerobic capacity workouts. There will also be an emphasis on an environment with a growth mindset and focus on teamwork/collaboration.

I also am passionate about the psychological component to competition. We will have two 'character bootcamps' throughout this season on 'What Drives Winning' and 'Mental Toughness- Breaking Down Barriers with Resilience and Grit'.

Upcoming Two Weeks:
Monday (8/30)- 4:30-6:15pm (Bring Pen)- Meet in Conference Room
Tuesday (8/31)- 4:30-6:15pm (Bring Pen)- Meet in Conference Room
Wednesday (9/1)- 4:30-6:15pm
Thursday (9/2) - 4:30-6:15pm (Bring Pen)- Meet in Conference Room
Friday (9/3)- 4:30-6:00pm

Monday (9/6) - NO PRACTICE- Happy Labor Day!
Tuesday (9/7)- 4:30-6:15pm (Bring Pen) - Meet in Conference Room
Wednesday (9/8)- 4:30-6:15pm
Thursday (9/9)- 4:30-6:15pm (Bring Pen)- Meet in Conference Room
Friday (9/10)- 4:30-6:00pm
Saturday (9/11)- 7:30-9:30am @ Wellmark

Marlins, let's make it a great season!


For ALL tryout session, please complete the Google document found under each Practice Site tab location prior to attending.

Ankeny/Wellmark (combined at the Wellmark YMCA)
Fall/Winter Tryouts (click on the Tryout information under the About tab for details)
Contact: [email protected]

Indianola
Spring/Summer Tryouts (click on the Tryout information under the About tab for details)
Tryouts:
Contact: [email protected]

Walnut Creek
Contact: [email protected]


Waukee
Fall/Winter 2021-2022 Tryouts
No further tryouts nights offered.
Contact: [email protected]
(click on the Tryout information under the About tab for details)
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