What's the difference between YMCA and USA Swimming?
The DSMY Swim Team is a dual YMCA/USA swim team. We compete against other YMCA teams in the state of Iowa. There is no additional expense to swim in YMCA "dual" meets. USA Swimming is an additional league that we swim in for those swimmers who choose to participate at the practice site levels and required for Travel Team swimmers. We compete against other USA teams in Iowa and out of state. There is an additional expense for athletes to swim in USA meets.
Because of the additional cost and time commitment USA swimming demands, many of our swimmers decide to start out with YMCA swimming. Once they are legal in all four strokes and feel more confident, they add in USA Swimming. There is NO difference in coaching or practice schedules between YMCA or USA.
I'm ready to become a member of USA Swimming! Next Steps:
Select the membership option that is right for you when checking out of the Registration process. (Important: select only 1 USA Swimming registration option when you check out).