South Des Moines Swimming (SDMS) is an official USA sanctioned swim team! This means that our club offers everything for the beginner swimmer starting in lessons, to the club where athletes can swim in free meets, to our most advanced swimmers participating at USA meets with the best swimmers in the state of Iowa!
These efforts lead to development of swimmers. All of this will continue to help build up and advance Rails Swimming’s high school squads with experienced swimmers.
The practice schedule for USA swimmers is the same as the SDMS club swim schedule. Visit Club Swimming > Practice Schedules for more details.
Participating in Meets
SDMS USA swimmers have the option to swim at USA swim meets with a paid USA athlete membership and payment of any USA meet fees ($10+ depending on the number of entries).
The membership in a one-time annual payment for full year and is paid to SDMS. SDMS then pays USA Swimming directly for all of our USA members. Every member is asked to renew each fall via the SDMS online store.
USA swim meet sign-ups work differently than club meets. Because there are very strict deadlines for entry and the events vary from meet to meet, we opt to do sign-ups via email. All applicable information is sent by email. You sign-up by replying to Coach Weber with your swimmer(s) events.
ISI Short-Course Season-Winter 2017/2018
Please visit the practice & meet schedule under USA Swim Tab to see updated list of all Winter USA meets (when available).
Note: ISI is the Iowa Chapter of USA Swimming. The qualifying times and corresponding age bracket are based on an athlete’s age the day of the meet. For example the ISI Short Course Senior Championships are held Feb. 22-25, 2018, while the Age Group Short Course Championships are March 1-4, 2018. So use your child’s age on those dates when looking at applicable qualifying times. All athletes must be USA members to participate in this meet (and other USA swim meets).