Our six-lane lap pool serves over hundreds of swimmers through programs that help build a healthy spirit, mind and body! Classes in the pool range from beginner to advanced and stretching to intense cardio. We truly have something for everybody.
Ys across the country have adopted a swim lesson curriculum that makes it easier for children and adults to become comfortable and safe in and around water From there, swimmers refine the strokes they have learned and progress their skills.
The pool is a great place to work out for many reasons including:
Easier on the joints
Improves cardiovascular endurance
Improves core strength
Burns large amounts of calories
The Walnut Creek YMCA offers several types of water exercise classes to give members different options based on your water comfort, workout intensity, and overall health.
Shallow H2O Using the resistance of the water, this class provides an aerobic and stretching workout adaptable to all ages and fitness levels. You get a great workout without the impact of the land aerobics. This is a great class to do if you’re just starting to get into fitness, or if your looking to maintain a healthy lifestyle with a low impact class.
Deep Water Class The deep-water class is ideal for aerobic and muscle conditioning. Water belts and floatation devices such as, barbells and noodles, are used to provide a great workout with no impact.
Aqua Boot Camp Come join the intense aqua exercise class. This class may incorporate partners, noodles, circuits, kickboards, step and muscular conditioning. A high-energy workout without the high impact of the land aerobics. This class uses the entire length of the pool. Deep water exercise is included. Some basic swim strokes are included in the exercises.
Aqua Movement Fun and easy exercises in water to increase or maintain range of motion and flexibility while promoting joint protection. (Arthritis type class) This class is a fun way to keep the body active throughout the later years of life.
Youth Swim Team
The YMCA of Greater Des Moines offers competitive swimming for youth ages 6-22 at six of our branches: Ankeny (at Wellmark), 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!
All swim team members must be a YMCA member AND register for the swim team through our Team Unify website: DSMY Swim Team
YMCA OF GREATER DES MOINES 501 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50309