DSMY Marlins Youth Swim Team (formerly Ankeny AquaHawks)
The YMCA of Greater Des Moines offers competitive swimming for youth ages 4-21 at seven of our branches: Ankeny, Boone, Indianola, South Suburban, Walnut Creek, Waukee and Wellmark. All branches swim in the YMCA network, as well as have the opportunity to compete in USA Swimming. We have well-trained coaches and great facilities where we are able to keep kids active and competitive in the water!
2019 Spring/Summer Season: April 1 - July 27, 2019
Registration opens: March 13 for returning swim team members; March 20 for NEW swim team members (please see tryout information on our swim team website for details.) Swim teamtryouts for the 2019 Spring/Summer season take place on the following dates in Ankeny:
March 14, 7:15pm to 8:15pm
March 21, 6:15pm to 7:15pm - Cancelled Due To Pool Equipment Malfunction
March 28, 6:15pm to 7:15pm (New Date/Makeup for March 21)
April 11, 6:15pm to 7:15pm
April 25, 6:15pm to 7:15pm
All swim team members must be a YMCA member AND register for the swim team through our Team Unify website: DSMY Swim Team
For further questions about the Ankeny Practice Site swim team, please contact Bob Bredice, Head Coach/Aquatics Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or 515-201-7803.
Junior Marlins (formerly Junior AquaHawks)
Jr. Marlins was a pre-swim team program for those young swimmers (4-13 years old) interested in participating on a competitive swim team, but still need work on their swim skills. It was a transition program between swim lessons and competitive swim team. Going forward we will be integrating this program with our White practice level, offering these swimmers the opportunity to work on their skills more often and at a better price point.
Make a Splash
The Ankeny Y is proud to be local partner agencies to USA Swimming Foundation. The USA Swimming Foundation's Make a Splash initiative is saving children's lives through swim lessons. Through Make a Splash, the USA Swimming Foundation partners with learn-to-swim providers, community-based water safety advocates, and national organizations to provide swimming lessons and educate children and their families on the importance of learning how to swim.
YMCA OF GREATER DES MOINES 501 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50309