Our Aquatic facility was added to South Suburban YMCA in 2006. Our facility offers a perfect blend of fitness and recreational opportunities. Half of our pool is made up of 4 lap lanes with a maximum depth of 5 feet. The other half is a family friendly shallow well with a bucket fountain and a maximum depth of 3 feet 6 inches. The pool area provides a handicapped accessible ramp for pool entry and three large family changing rooms.
Life's Full of Lessons
We offer lessons for swimmers of all ages and abilities. If you are looking for a beginner child/parent class, skill development, adult lessons, or anything in between we have something for you!
Water Babies: 30 minute, child/parent class for children under 3 years.
Preschool: 30 minute, child skill development class for children 3 - 5 years. Our class ratio is 1 instructor to 4 participants.
School Age: 40 minute, child skill development class for children 6 years and above. Our class ratio is 1 instructor to 6 participants.
Private: 30 minute, individual instruction, available to anyone over 4 years.
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 2018-19 season: November 1 - March 2019. Registration opens: August 13 for returning swim team members; August 20 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: DSMY Swim Team