Travel Team & TT Prep Fall/Winter 2022-23

Open for Returning Members

8/8/22 - 11/1/22

Open for New Members

8/7/22 - 12/1/22



If your child swims at Waukee (Coach Karyl), Walnut Creek (Coach Alyssa), Indianola (Coach Mason), or Wellmark (Coach Bob) please use the PRACTICE SITE Registration command button with the SHARK!

DSMY Marlins Online Registration System 

Welcome to the Greater Des Moines YMCA electronic registration platform! We are pleased to offer electronic payment processing and registration. The process is simple for both new and returning members. Once registered, you’ll gain access to your own private account that will enable you to easily declare for swim meets, sign up for service hours, see your children’s swim time histories, maintain your contact information, and more! 

We look forward to having you join the Greater Des Moines YMCA Marlins and are excited for another great season! 

New Members 
(did not swim or register with the DSMY Marlins previously) 

  • All swimmers new to the DSMY Marlin Travel Team and Travel Team Prep training groups should have completed an evaluation and consultation session with Director of Competitive Swimming Emma Sougstad.

High School Swimmers

Girls High School Registration Process

1. Email Swim Team Admin your swimmer’s name and roster group.
2. Admin adds credit to account. Optional: waiting for confirmation from Admin will allow credit to be applied to registration payment.
3. Register swimmer to normal roster group.
4. Select Installment Payment September Start.
5. Admin will manually adjust the payments during the season.

Boys High School Registration Process

1. Register swimmer in normal roster group.
2. Select Installment Payment for their start - September or October.
3. Email Swim Team Admin that they are a high school swimmer. Optional: waiting for confirmation from Admin will allow credit to be applied to registration payment.
4. Admin will manually adjust the installment payment during the season.


ALL Registrants

  • Registration for the Marlins swim team, regardless of start date, commits your swimmer for the entire Fall/Winter 2022-23 season. The swim team is NOT a monthly program. Installment billing is offered only as a convenience for our families.
    • Unless discussed with the Director of Competitive Swimming prior to the start of the season, Travel Team and Travel Team Prep team members are expected to start their season in September.
    • A swimmer’s season goes from the start date through the swimmer’s last qualified championship meet.
    • We do not offer refunds, partial credits, or discounts for vacations, missed practices, or leaving before the season has ended.
    • Swimmers training for championship meets beyond March will be billed at a prorated rate. 
    • The YMCA offers financial assistance to those in need. Please reach out to your practice site Welcome Center for details. 
  • A current YMCA membership is required for membership on the team. Your membership number is available by accessing your YMCA membership through or by calling your branch YMCA.
  • USA Swimming membership is required for all Travel Team and Travel Team Prep athletes.
    • USA Swimming registration is now the responsibility of the athlete and will be done through the USA Swimming portal.
    • USA Swimming membership must be renewed yearly.
    • If you are transferring from another USA Swimming club, please provide your USA Swimming ID during the registration process.    
  • Once the registration is completed, you will be notified of your member status and a secure password will be forwarded to you to allow access to the DSMY Marlin Team Unify website. New members will only be accepted if there is room in their respective group. Your account will remain in "pending" status until approved by a coach and team site administrator. 
  • Upon accessing the DSMY Marlin Team Unify website, please review your account information and make any updates/additions/corrections as needed. 
  • All members of the DSMY Marlins must be members in good standing of the YMCA of Greater Des Moines to be a part of the swim team. Swimmers will not be allowed to swim in meets if their Team Unify account and YMCA membership are not current. 
  • All families are expected to provid15 service hours during our hosted DSMY meets located at Indianola, Waukee, and Wellmark. If your swimmer(s) is competing in the meet, you are expected to fill a volunteer position. 

If registration is open, click on the green Continue button below and proceed through the process. If you are not paying in full, your payment at the time of registration is the first installment of the season dues. If you have selected the installment payment option, an automatic credit card draft will take place on the first of the month until the balance of the season dues has been collected.  

Roll Marlins Roll!