Travel Teams at Wellmark YMCA

Wellmark Y Travel Team & Travel Team Prep

501 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309

Travel Team Head Coach
Allan McCallum [email protected]

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

Wellmark Travel Team Assistant Coaches
Honorary coach: Trudy Hancock

Bryan Hill, Mollie McNeel, Selena Mufti, Jack Scafuri, Emma Sougstad, Jack Van Meter, Jennifer Van Meter

DSMY Travel Team Eligibility

*Eligibility for Travel Team: 13+ years old with ISI Champs Q time in current age group, one USA Swimming “A” time standard in a freestyle event. USA Swimming time standards OR the swimmer is entering the summer season before their freshman year of high school (with no time standards).

*Eligibility for Travel Team Prep: 11+ years old with one USA Swimming “A” time standard in a freestyle event for current age group, USA Swimming time standards and head practice site coach invitation.

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. A USA Swimming Premium membership is a requirement for Travel Team Prep and Travel Team training groups.

Training Groups And Fees At This Location
DSMY Program Model and Levels

Travel Team Prep, Silver, Gold and Platinum

$170/month TT swim, $150/month TTP swim

* See below regarding high school in season fees.*


The 2020-21 Fall/Winter YMCA, USA & Championship meet schedule may be found under the Events tab; Team Meet Information link.

Practice Schedule

Travel Team & Travel Team Prep Spring/Summer 2021 (subject to change if needed) updated 032321

Financial Assistance is available. Contact:

Financial Assistance Specialist

Phone number 515-471-8561

Email [email protected]


Team Travel Equipment Needed

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

Kickboard (your choice/preference)

Nose clip (your choice/preference)

Pull buoy (your choice/preference)


Drag Sox, resistance level 45

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

Strokemaker paddles (either: Size Small #1 Red/Navy or, Size M #2 Blue)

Fins Speedo training (not big snorkeling type)

Finis ankle strap

Finis axis pull buoy


High School Participation Fees At This Location

High school boys, participating with their high school swim team, will be charged in November $50 for TT and $40 for TTP. For the months of December and January swimmers will be charged $15/month to remain active in order to compete in their required three YMCA and USA meets. Fees for the month of February will be prorated based on the high school championship meet season:  e.g. if your son finishes the high school season at the high school state meet: 2 weeks $85 and if your son finishes the high school season at the high school district meet $127.50.

High school girls, participating with their high school swim team, will be charged for the months of December, January and February so they may compete in their required three YMCA closed meets. The payment made at check out of registration will be considered payment for December 2020. If returning prior to 12/1 start date, swimmers will be prorated weekly. High school girls are encouraged to register before the season begins (9-8-20) to ensure their lane placement due to COVID-19 protocols. High school girls who are training with their high school team, but choose to register in meets (USA, DSMY, YMCA) for September or October, will be assessed the $15 fee to be active in order to compete.

These fees are ONLY for high school (9th-12th grade) swimmers that ARE participating, competing and representing their high school teams (Girls-Fall Season; Boys-Winter Season).
Junior high (7th & 8th graders) that participate with their high school team are NOT eligible for these training group fees.