JOIN THE TEAM! Tryout Information

DSMY Youth Swim Team "Tryout Evaluations"

Are you interested in joining one of the Greater Des Moines YMCA youth swim teams?  Five of our branches are offering youth swim teams for the Fall/Winter 2021-22 season (September 8 -  YMCA State Meet in March): Ankeny (at Wellmark), Indianola, Walnut Creek, Waukee and Wellmark. Each branch will host their own "tryout and evaluation" session. Interested swimmers new to the DSMY team (including siblings of current team members) only need to attend one of the sessions, if the YMCA swim team you are interested in offers multiple sessions. Pricing and schedules are located on each youth swim team Practice Site page on our website. A YMCA membership is required to be a part of the DSMY swim teams. 

Tryout details:

  • Open to swimmers 4-21 years old
  • Bring your own swimsuit, swim cap, swim goggles and a water bottle
  • Each swimmer will be asked to show their in-water skills.  The skills consists of at least 25 yards (the distance varies by the age of the swimmer) of the four competitive strokes: freestyle (with side breathing), backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly.
  • After the in-water skill evaluation, the coach will discuss next steps with you and your swimmer.  Outcomes may include training group placement and/or continuing with swim lessons.

Ankeny/Wellmark Practice Site (at Wellmark YMCA) Tryouts

Ankeny/Wellmark Practice Site Page (more info)

Evaluation/Tryout Sign Up Form

  • August 23rd - 6:30 to 7:30p
  • August 26th - 6:30 to 7:30p
  • September 15th - 6:30 to 7:30p
  • September 22nd - 6:30 to 7:30p
  • September 28th - 6:30 to 7:30p
  • Or by appointment: call 515-201-7803 (Coach Bob)

Indianola Practice Site Tryouts

Evaluation/Tryout Sign Up Form

  • Tuesday, August 24th, 6:30p
  • Monday, August 30th, 6:30p
  • Wednesday, September 1st, 6:30p

Walnut Creek Practice Site Tryouts

Evaluation/Tryout Sign Up Form

  • Tuesday, August 10 - 6:45p
  • Monday, August 23 - 4:30p
  • Thursday, August 26 - 7:30p
  • Monday, August 30 - 4:30p
  • September dates by appointment (call coach Kim at 515-249-2282)

Waukee Practice Site Tryouts All Practice groups are full at Waukee, no additional tryouts scheduled!

Fall/Winter 2021-2022 Tryouts

  • Thursday, August 19th 5:30pm
  • Saturday August 21 1:30pm
  • Saturday August 28th 1:30pm

Swim Team starts September 7th, 2021

Evaluation/Tryout Sign Up Form

​*Please complete the Tryout Sign Up form before attending a tryout session.