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.
Youth Swim Team
The YMCA of Greater Des Moines offers competitive swimming for youth ages 6-22 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!
Fall/Winter 2019-20 season: September 3 - March 2020. Registration opens: mid August for returning swim team members; late August for NEW swim team members (please see tryout information on our swim team website for details.)
All swim team members must be a YMCA member AND register for the swim team through our Team Unify website:
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!