The Indianola YMCA is host to one of the most unique partnerships in the Des Moines Metro Area. As host to three competitive swimming and diving teams, we have the opportunity to serve youth at all swimming levels in a world class facility. All three programs are under the direction of experienced, knowledgeable coaches who care about our swimmers as young people and not just as athletes. During the peak of our competitive season, approximately 250 youth swim in our lanes every day! We strive to provide the best possible opportunities for our swim teams with the encouragement and support of our Y members and the community. - Tom Caccia, Competitive Swimming Program Director
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, respect & excitement for the sport; we strive to provide members with expert instruction that will support pursuit of their individual goals, of whatever level they are capable . From beginner to master - your Indianola Tide Swim Team is dedicated to encourage and support competitive swimming aspirations of our youth. Please be advised that swimmers are expected to enter this program with the ability to complete several lengths of swimming per practice.
The Indianola YMCA is also home to the Indianola High School Girls and Boys Swimming teams. Indianola High School is a member of the Central Iowa Metro League (CIML). The season for the girls high school team runs from early August until the state championships, which is the first weekend of November. The season for the boys high school team immediately follows the girls season and runs from the first of November until the state championships, conducted the second weekend of February. Except when meets draw them out of town, you can see the team practicing at the YMCA every weekday afternoon during season. Schedules for the teams will be posted every fall on this site.
The Indianola YMCA is host to the Simpson College Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving team. Simpson is part of the IIAC and a member of the Liberal Arts Championship. The season for College Swimming at Simpson is between the first of October and the middle of February. Except when meets draw them out of town, you can see the team practicing at the YMCA from 2:20 to 4:20 every weekday afternoon during season. Schedules for the teams will be posted every fall on this site.
For more information, please see the Simpson Men's and Women's Swimming Pages!