February 2021

2021 Swimming All-Stars

Marshalltown YMCA-YWCA Blue Wave Swim Team members Maisie Gummert and Nick Wise​ were chosen to the 2021 All-Star Team.

All-Star Team members are committed to YOUTH DEVELOPMENT – positive role model, HEALTHY LIVING – taking an active role in a lifelong sport and SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY – giving back and supporting others in their community.  They have shown dedication to YMCA Swimming and great sportsmanship to all those around them. 


About Maisie: Maisie truly lives and breathes swimming and loves the friendships she has made in swimming. The Blue Wave Swim Team is fortunate to have this talented young lady on the team who exemplifies core values and personal ethics.  Maisie’s drive and determination exemplify her as a role-model on our team, a leader in her school and a partner in the community.

About Nick: Nick is an incredible young man who possesses a genuine warmth and caring for the people around him. Nick’s love for the water shows in his everyday determination at practice and teaching future Blue Wave team members in swim lessons. This young man is a standout both in and out of the water.

Click here for more information about the 2021 YMCA State Swim Meet.


2021 Iowa YMCA State Swim Meet

For more information about the meet - click here to view the Iowa YMCA Swimming Website

Use this link to watch from home: ​www.YouTube.com/bluewaveswimteam

Facility Information:

The Lap Pool and Rec Pool will be closed all day, March 6 & 7.  The Gym is not being used for this year's event, so it will remain open for Y member use.

Swim Meet participants and spectators must enter by the Blue Wave doors at the Linda Bloom Natatorium.

Pandemic Guidelines for the Y State Swim Meet 

The Y State Swim Meet will be divided by age group into 3 sessions each day.  Each swimmer in a session will be issued 2 wristbands by their own swim team coach.  Those wristbands will be required to gain entrance to the state meet. The facility will be cleared after each session for cleaning and sanitizing.  A swimmer not swimming in a specific session will be considered a spectator and will need their own spectator wristband to gain entrance to another session.

In order to maintain safe building occupancy during the YMCA State Swimming Championships reciprocal memberships will not be allowed to be used, Saturday, March 6th and Sunday, March 7th .

These guidelines were agreed upon by the Iowa YMCA State Competitive Swim Committee as the safest way to offer this championship event during a pandemic. Along with the host, the Committee has determined the maximum capacity for each event session.  These decisions were made after thoughtful and careful consideration for those participating. Families will be responsible for the supervision of their children not swimming during a session.  If they do not have a spectator wristband, they may not stay at the Y. The swim meet will also be livestreamed allowing everyone to view the meet.  Several local businesses will be showing the livestream. Everyone’s support in making this a successful event is appreciated!

CONGRATULATIONS to the 2021 Iowa YMCA Swimming All-Stars!  Click here to read more.