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 team where athletes can swim in meets, up to our most advanced swimmers participating at USA meets with the best swimmers in the state of Iowa! 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.
The only difference is that these swimmers are able to swim at USA swim meets with the fee paid and registration form filled out.
Participating in Meets
To participate in USA Swimming meets, each athlete needs to be a USA Swimming member. The membership fee is for a full year and is paid to SDMS. SDMS then pays USA Swimming directly for all USA Elite members. Every member is asked to renew each fall via the online store.
ISI Short-Course Season-Winter 2016/2017
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 Championship meet is held Feb. 19-22, 2015, so use your child’s age on that date when looking at applicable qualifying times. All athletes must be USA members to participate in this meet (and other USA swim meets).