TYR Pro Series #3  March 4-7, 2020

Wellmark YMCA, 501 Grand Ave, Des Moines, Iowa 50309   

at the Mid-American Energy Company Aquatic Center in the Prairie Meadows Pool

Meet Photos from CPosePhoto  password: skywalk

Psych Sheet (pre-scratch)      Session Timeline
Meet Information  updated 012120.        2020 Des Moines Time Standards

MAP of Downtown

Catch Des Moines visitor information

Autograph Sessions: all post A/B FINALS

Thursday: Michael Andrew, Tate Jackson, Lilly King, Olivia Smoliga

Friday: Townley Haas, Katie Ledecky, Kaersten Meitz

*Friday: Pre-finals 545-630pm Elizabeth Beisel book signing author, Silver Lining

Saturday: Lisa Bratton, Hali Flickinger,  Ally McHugh

         *Elizabeth Beisel is a three-time Olympian (08, 12, 16), winning silver in the 400m IM and bronze in the 200m backstroke at the 2012 Olympic Games. A native of Rhode Island, she swam for the University of Florida, where she won two NCAA titles and earned 18 All American honors. She retired from competitive swimming in 2017, and appeared on Season 39 of “Survivor” in 2019, finishing 9th after being voted out of the game on Day 30.  

        On February 11, Beisel’s memoir, Silver Lining, was published. Amazon calls it “a raw and honest account of her journey toward becoming one of the best athletes in the world, and the successes and failures that came along the way.” A number of swimming notables, including Rowdy Gaines, Katie Ledecky and Caeleb Dressel, have praised the book for capturing what it’s like to compete at the elite level of the sport.

Athlete & Coach Credential Pick Up (Team Registration)

Tuesday noon-7pm

Wednesday – 8am-end of finals

Thursday-Saturday 7am-end of finals

Athlete & Coach Venue Practice Time (pool available)

Tuesday noon-8pm (spectator seating is not available)

Wednesday 8am until one hour after finals (spectator seating only available for Session 1)

Thursday – Saturday 7am until one hour after finals


Matt Grevers appeared on Des Moines radio in advance of the TYR Pro Swim Series.

1460 AM – Murph and Andy

1040 WHO Radio – Van & Bonnie in the Morning

Spectator Information; seating is first come, first serve

Spectator Doors Open ~ All spectators MUST wear the meet wristband to enter the pool skywalk doors actually on their wrist. Wristbands will be given at the ticketing booth in the skywalk area near the skywalk pool entrance.

Items not allowed in the aquatic center/spectator seating area: bag chairs, coolers, strollers/wagons, any glass containers.

Wednesday Timed Finals:

3-6pm Tickets on sale/wristband pick-up

4pm Premium Fast Track

4:30pm General Admission

5pm Competition starts

Thursday – Saturday Prelims:

8-10am Tickets on sale/wristband pick-up

8:30am Premium Fast Track

9am General Admission

9:30am Competition starts

Thursday – Saturday Finals:

5-7pm Tickets on sale/wristband pick-up

5:30pm Premium Fast Track

6pm General Admission

6:30pm Competition starts

Premium Seating (all ages)  All Sessions: $85 and Single Sessions: Prelims $15, Finals $20

Premium seating is fast track entrance; early door opening

General Admission (Adult is 13&over and Child is 12&under)

All Sessions: Adult $60 Child $45

Single Sessions: Prelims: Adult $10 Child $5 and Finals: Adult $15 and Child $10