Swim Teams


Get involved in Iowa YMCA Swimming by checking out some of the great teams in your area.  Each YMCA team may offer a different program to suit your swimmers' skills and abilities.  Click the hyperlink above each team description to visit the team webpage or YMCA chapter webpage.

   Algona - Wahoo Swim Team

The Algona Family YMCA Swim Team known as the Wahoo's offer winter competitive swim team programming from November to March. Contact Jamie Kardoes (Aquatic Director) [email protected]

  Black Hawk County Pirates

The Black Hawk County YMCA Pirates swim team program is for all ages (7-21 years) and abilities (must be able to swim 25 yards of freestyle). Our state-certified coaches work to improve swimmers skill level and endurance, and to promote a healthy lifestyle. Our program embraces the YMCA core values and promotes progression at an individual level.  If you have questions about the Pirates please contact our Head Coach Sandra Burroughs at [email protected]

  Burlington - Burlington Bull Sharks

Everyone's a winner in the YMCA Swim Team. Swimmers celebrate the mission and values of the YMCA through teamwork and sportsmanship. Emphasis is on enjoying swimming and doing one's best. The Bull Sharks are a winter only team. Contact Karen Thie, Aquatic Director at (319) 753.6734 ext. 126

  Cedar Rapids Metro Area - MACR Sharks

The MACR Sharks focus on improving the technique and racing skills of all Sharks swimmers. We strive to improve and develop the swimming technique of all participants in an atmosphere of fun. The MACR Sharks are a year round USA/YMCA team offering year round competition and summer/winter league programs.  For more information contact Paul Brown, Aquatic Director at(319) 366.6421 or Head Coach Donald Pirrie at [email protected] 

  Cedar Rapids Metro Area - Marion YMCA

The MARION YMCA participates in the YMCA Summer and Winter League as part of the Cedar Rapids Metro Area MACR Sharks Swim Team.  See above for contact information for the MACR Sharks.

  Cedar Rapids Metro Area - Stoney Point Stingrays

The Stoney Point Stingrays are a summer and winter competitive swim program providing a fun and challenging competitive swim environment where the swimmers will develop life long character skills and healthy fitness lifestyles. Contact Stacey Crist at [email protected] 

  Charles City - Charles City YMCA

The Charles City YMCA offer competitive swim programs during the winter season. For more information contact Jaime Caffrey, Aquatics Director at (641) 228.2254

  Creston - Southern Prairie YMCA Stingrays

The Southern Prairie YMCA Stingrays are a winter and summer competitive swim program from Creston, Iowa. Contact Nicole Webber at (641) 782.9622 or visit their website HERE 

  Des Moines Area - Ankeny - Ankeny Aquahawks

The Ankeny Aquahawks offer competitive swim team programs in both the summer and winter. Contact Melissa Little, Aquatics Director at(515)965.8303 X114

  Des Moines Area - Walnut Creek Dolphins

The Walnut Creek Dolphins offer both a summer and winter swim program. Our coaches and families bring a high level of commitment to our program. Further information about the Dolphins can be obtained by contacting Paul Schmidt, Aquatics Director at (515)224-9901 x237 or via email [email protected]

  Des Moines Area - Waukee - Waukee YMCA Rays Swim Team

The Waukee YMCA Team Aquatics with the core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility as their guide, our skilled coaches will work with swimmers/divers to help them achieve their individual goals while keeping swimming/diving a safe, fun and healthy activity. The Rays offer a year round competitive swim program. Contact Head Coach Karyl Palmer at [email protected] 

  Dubuque - Dubuque Dolphins

The Dubuque Dolphin Swim Team is a competitive program that focuses on all the strokes to promote a life long activity that stresses goals and the four core values; caring, respect, honesty, and responsibility, of the Dubuque Community Y. The participants will feel a sense of team belonging which will help them develop good leadership skills, self-esteem, and individual successes. Contact Aquatics Director Crista Ovsak at [email protected] or (563) 556.3371

  Forest City YMCA

The Forest City YMCA offers a winter swim team for swimmers ages 5-18. For more information, contact Carla Duffy at 641-585-5220.

  Fort Madison YMCA Swim Team

Swimmers ages 5yrs. - 21yrs. (must be able to swim the length of the pool unassisted without stopping & cannot have participated on a college team.) and invited to come join the Fort Madison Family YMCA Swim Team. All Swim Team Participants must be YMCA Members. Contact Training Coach, Nathan Wyrick at 319-316-2399 for more information.

  Greater Omaha Sailfish (YMCA of)

The YMCA of Greater Omaha Sailfish train at the Kirn Pool YMCA in Council Bluffs, Iowa and the Southwest YMCA, Maple St YMCA, Twin Rivers YMCA, Armbrust YMCA and downtown Omaha YMCA in Omaha, NE.  Offering year round programs the Sailfish are a dual registered YMCA/ USA swim club. Contact Eric Finger at [email protected] for more information.

  Keokuk (Hoerner) YMCA Swim Team

The Hoerner YMCA Swim Team is a seasonal YMCA Competitive Swim Team offering high quality professional coaching and technique for all ages and abilities.  The goal of our team is to provide every member an opportunity to improve swimming skills and achieve success at his or her level of ability, from novice to national competitor.  Through careful planning and appropriate levels of competition the Hoerner YMCA strives to instill a life-long love for the sport of swimming, maintaining swimmers' interest and future desire to swim at the high school and college level.  For more information please  contact [email protected] or 319-524-6724

  Indianola Tide

The Indianola Tide's mission is to promote the sport of swimming by providing tailored instruction to our community's youth. With focus on enhancing each participant's confidence, commitment, dedication, sportsmanship, and respect & excitement for the sport; we strive to provide members with expert instruction that will support pursuit of their individual goals, whatever level they capable of. From beginner to master - your Indianola Tide Swim Club is dedicated to encourage and support competitive swim aspirations of our youth. Contact Head Coach Tiffany Scovel at [email protected] for additional information.

  Mahaska County YMCA - Dolphins

The Mahaska County YMCA Dolphins are a winter swim team located in Oskaloosa, IA. For information about the team, please contact Ryan Harkema @ 641-673-8411.

  Marshalltown - Blue Waves Swim Team

The Blue Wave Swim Team are a summer and winter competitive swim program which operates out of the Community Y of Marshalltown. The Blue Wave Swim Team accepts new members anytime throughout the season. Contact Aquatics Director: Shelley Lechnir at (641) 752.8658 X 210

  Monticello - Monticello Swim Team (MACR Sharks)

Monticello offers both a summer rec swim team and a more competitive, longer season in the winter, from November 1-April 1. The winter program is operated out of the Cedar Rapids YMCA MACR Sharks team but practices are held in Monticello. For more information about either program, contact Lisa Folken at 319.480.6572

  Newton - Newton YMCA Penguins

The Newton Penguins have competitive swim programs in both the winter and summer seasons. Further information can be obtained by contacting Sue Field at (641) 792.4006

  Nishna Valley Family YMCA

The Flying Sharks swim team is a competitive winter swimming league offered for training, instruction, and competition for youth ages 5-18. The goal of the program is to develop the life-long appreciation for the sport of competitive swimming while modeling and teaching YMCA values which include honesty, caring, respect, and responsibility. Contact Aquatic Director Chelsie Huddleson at [email protected] for more information

  Ottumwa - Ottumwa Hurricanes

The Ottumwa Hurricanes are a winter and summer swim team with a program emphasis of skill development, sportsmanship and the enjoyment of swim competition. Contact Heather Simplot at (602)770.8720 or (641) 226.4519

  Red Oak - MCYMCA Sharks

The Sharks offer a winter only competitive swim team program in the Montgomery County area. Contact Missy Stickland @ (712) 623-2161 or by email at [email protected]

  Sioux City Area (Northwest Iowa) - Le Mars Stingrays

The Le Mars Stingrays operate summer and winter competitive swim programs in the Sioux City Area. Contact Angela Loutsch (Aquatic Director and Coach) at (712) 546.6655

  Spencer - Spencer YMCA Tigersharks

The Spencer YMCA Tigersharks Swim Team is a competitive age-group swim team that competes in YMCA competition from November to March. They also have a recreational summer league. Contact Sandy Holck at (712) 262.3782

  Spirit Lake - Bedell Family YMCA Barracudas

The Bedell YMCA Barracudas Swim Team is a competitive program that runs from November through Mid-March. The Barracudas also have a recreational summer league. Contact Angie Gillespie at (712) 336-9622

  Washington - Washington Water Sharks

The Washington Water Sharks seek to encourage and motivate each swimmer to develop his or her individual skills and to enhance self-esteem. Everyone involved in the coordination of the swim team: the administration, aquatics personnel, swim team parent group and coaches, pledge to make this an experience that will positively shape your child. Further information about the Water Sharks can be obtained by contacting Brenda Adrian at [email protected]