Travel Team (at Wellmark YMCA)

Wellmark YMCA Travel Team

501 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309

Travel Team Head Coach
Bill Wadley (Director of Competitive Youth Swimming, Travel Team Head Coach)
(515) 471-8581

*Please direct all site specific inquiries to your head group coach.

Wellmark Travel Team Assistant Coaches
Trudy Hancock, Bryan Hill, Ben Severino, Jennifer Van Meter

DSMY Travel Team Eligibility

*Eligibility for Travel Team: 11+ years old with one USA Swimming “A” time standard. USA Swimming time standards OR the swimmer is entering the summer season before their freshman year of high school (no time standard required).

To be a part of the DSMY swimming team, swimmers must maintain a current YMCA facility membership throughout the season. All swim team members must check-in to the facility with their membership card through the front desk welcome center.

Training Groups At This Location
Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum ($170/month swim, $40/month optional dry land training)


4/1-4/5 YMCA Nationals in North Carolina

The 2019 Spring/Summer meet schedule may be found under the Events tab; Team Meet Information link.

Swim & Dry Land Practice Schedule

2019 Summer Season Swim Practice Schedule

2019 Summer Season Dry Land Training (New Program for Summer 2019!)

*Dry Land training is optional and not a requirement of the Travel Team.

Meet our Dry Land trainers:

Anthony Jazz Abreu

Lance Maxwell

Steven Baldus

Financial Assistance is available. Contact:

Amanda Wager, Financial Assistance Coordinator

Phone number 515-471-8561


Team Travel Equipment Needed

Your own: Suit, cap, goggles, water bottle, towel (your choice/preference)

*** Coach Wadley will go over the equipment list at practice; purchasing after starting the season is ok.***

Fins Speedo training (not big snorkeling type)

Finis ankle strap

Finis axis buoy

Kickboard (your choice/preference)

Nose clip (your choice/preference)

Pull buoy (your choice/preference)

Small Speedo hand paddles (we will use these for stroke pull)


Strokemaker paddles (green or yellow; these can also be found at or