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 2020-21 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. Face masks are required for all swim team members arriving and leaving the pool area/facility.

Tryout details:

  • Open to swimmers 6-22 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 25 yards 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

Evaluation/Tryout Sign Up Form

Spring/Summer tryout dates coming soon...

Summer Season Flyer

Or by appointment: call 515-201-7803 (Coach Bob)


Indianola Practice Site Tryouts

Evaluation/Tryout Sign Up Form

  • Monday, March 22nd - 6:30 pm
  • Wednesday, March 24th - 6:30 pm
  • Tuesday, March 30th - 6:30 pm


Walnut Creek Practice Site Tryouts

Evaluation/Tryout Sign Up Form

  • Tuesday, March 9th - 7:00 pm
  • Thursday, March 18th - 7:00 pm
  • Monday, March 22nd - 6:45 pm


Waukee Practice Site Tryouts

Evaluation/Tryout Sign Up Form

  • Thursday, March 11th - 6:30 pm
  • Thursday, March 25th - 6:30 pm

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