Water lovers of all ages can learn entirely new skills or take them to the next level with specialty programs like triathlon training, diving, SCUBA diving and artistic swimming.
Artistic, or synchronized, swimming is a unique blend of dance, gymnastics and swimming. Through practice and team competition, swimmers build lifelong friendships and skills while developing the confidence to reach their full potential in and out of the water. The DSMY Aqua Stars team is open to youth 6 to 19 years of age with multiple levels of specific training groups available.
Whether preparing for a triathlon or simply wanting to boost endurance, this instructor-led class will give members the confidence and drive needed to succeed. Structured workouts use multiple lap swimming and underwater/above water video for individual improvements while enjoying the company of other athletes.
Learn the basics or refine diving skills with an experienced coach. Swimmers will use 1-3 meter spring diving boards to practice and hone their technique. Taking place in deeper water, members must be comfortable swimming deep water without flotation devices.
Members wanting to take the plunge and either try SCUBA diving or get certified, we have classes for both! Thanks to local partners, we're able to offer instruction through PADI - the world leader in dive training. Try our 60-minute introduction to basic skills and safety measures or dive right in and become fully certified to SCUBA dive in open water without supervision.
We Offer Specialty Swim at These Locations
Other Relevant Programs
We offer competitive swimming for swimmers ages 6-22 at several of our branches. All branches swim in the local, state and national YMCA network, as well as have the opportunity to compete in USA Swimming. We have well-trained coaches and great facilities where we're able to keep youth active and improve their skills in the water.View Program
Lifeguard & CPR
We take water safety very seriously. As the number one provider of Red Cross Lifeguard Certifications in central Iowa, our impact on water safety extends far beyond our own walls.View Program