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Masters

First Practice, Monday 3/5 Noon

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. 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:

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

Monday through Friday 5:30-7am

Monday through Friday 12-1pm

WEEKLY TRAINING THEMES 

Monday – distance/aerobic

Tuesday – pacing

Wednesday – stroke/IM

Thursday – sprint/relays

Friday - fins

DSMY Masters Coaching Staff:

Head Coach: James Lawson james.lawson@dmymca.org

Head Admin Coach: Frankie Hanson frankie.hanson@dmymca.org

Assistant Coaches: Tim Brown and Bryan Hill 

Cost:

$40 on a per month basis. Register today by clicking here.

Equipment:

Kickboards and pull buoys are available on the pool deck. All other swim gear is provided by the swimmer.

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: www.usms.org.

Upcoming Events:

Iowa Masters Swimming upcoming schedule of meets:

http://www.iowamasters.org/meetinfo.html

USMS event link: https://www.usms.org/events

USMS Spring 2019 National Qualifying Times