Welcome to the DSMY Masters/Tri swimming program of YMCA of Greater Des Moines.


All Masters swimmers must be a YMCA member AND register for the Masters/Tri team through our Team Unify website.

At DSMY Masters we strive to provide a welcoming, fun and safe place to enjoy the water and have a great swim training program experience. We welcome swimmers 18 years and older of every ability who are looking for the great coaching, terrific pools and friendly encouraging lane mates. (The word "Masters" does not describe your ability or skill level; simply your age i.e. "adult" swim team.) Our practices will vary throughout the week and will focus on a variety of training aspects such as speed, endurance, technique and most importantly having fun. All practices are led by a certified DSMY coach who will guide the team by providing tips and feedback to help you improve your swimming ability.

Practice Schedule effective 6/3/20

All practices are held at the Wellmark YMCA, 501 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309.

All practices are assigned lanes and lane positions. Please contact the head coach for more details.

Monday through Friday 6-7am

Monday through Friday 12-1pm


Monday – distance/aerobic

Tuesday – pacing

Wednesday – stroke/IM

Thursday – sprint/relays

Friday - fins

DSMY Masters Coaching Staff:

Head Coach: James Lawson [email protected]

Assistant Coaches: Bryan Hill 


$40/month OR 10-punch card for $60. Register today by clicking here.


All swim gear is provided by the swimmer: suit, goggles, cap, water bottle, kick board, pull buoy and fins.

Do you want to compete? There are more than 60,000 registered Masters swimmers in the United States who have chosen the sport of swimming to stay fit, healthy and race! To compete in meets, you will need to be registered with DSMY through United States Masters Swimming:

‚ÄčUpcoming Events:

Iowa Masters Swimming upcoming schedule of meets:

USMS event link:

USMS Spring 2019 National Qualifying Times