Swim Team Info

Ankeny Aquahawks YMCA Competitive Swim Team

Competitions Seasons

Winter Season: November until mid-February or end of March

Summer Season: Beginning of June - end of July


*For the winter swim team season and fall pre-season practices, swimmers must have a Y membership when registering and maintain a Y membership through the winter season.


*Team Swim Suits will not have a team logo on them and are optional to order. We do recommend swimmers do not use the same competition suit for practices due to wear and tear that will occur. Instead families may want to purchase practice suits that are much cheaper and more easily replaced.

Approximate costs for competition Team suit & swim cap:

* One piece female suit-$55-65

* Jammer-male suit (goes to the knees): $35-40

* Brief-male suit: $30-35

*silicone team swim cap custom with team logo & Y logo: $10-15 per cap

*silicone team swim cap custon with team logo & Y logo AND PERSONALIZED with SWIMMERS NAME: 2 caps per set: $28-35 for set.

You may visit any sport store or Elsmore Swim Shop located in Urbandale to find other swim suits available for purchase. They also have swim caps and goggles as well as other equipment available to purchase.

One piece swim suits will be required for females to wear for practices and meets. All swimmers will need to wear goggles for practices and meets. Swim caps (Aquahawk team or non-team caps) are optional to wear for practices, but strongly encouraged. For those with long hair will be required to wear swim caps.

You may order a team suit at anytime (team suit does not have a team logo).

*All team suit orders/swim cap orders will be placed with Elsmore Swim Shop either online (link available on our team website) or by contacting their store in Urbandale at 515-223-4100.

JR. HAWKS (pre-swim team program)

The Ankeny YMCA also offers a pre-swim team program called Jr. Hawks for those swimmers who need more work on all four competitive swim strokes. Swimmers also work on building their endurance, confidence and skills for swim team. The program is offered for ages 6-13. Pre-requirements to participate on Jr. Hawks is 25 yards (one length of the pool) freestyle with out stopping AND 25 yards backstroke with out stopping. For more information on Jr. Hawks please contact the Ankeny YMCA welcome desk at 515-965-8800. For a flyer with information on the Jr. Hawks programs please go to our Y website or click on :