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Dryland Training

Dryland Training


The goal of dryland training is to use strength and conditioning exercises to increase power, mobility, and flexibility. For swimmers, this means increasing stroke rate, improving distance per stroke, going faster and further off the blocks and turns.

Over the course of our careers, we have helped our swimmers win an astonishing 106 gold medals, 105 silver medals, and 87 bronze medals at State and National tournaments... many of our swimmers have gone on to swim for prestigious programs; such as ASU, Indiana, Iowa and South Carolina. If you look at the Record Board at the Des Moines YMCA, it is littered with Westside swimmers. Asher, Mallory, Taylor, Jessi, Payden and Drew would have been fast with or without us, but they'll tell you themselves, we helped them reduce the risk of injuries and maximize power production. Drew Reiter may take our illustrious careers to a whole new level when he swims at this summer's Olympic Trials... Let's Go Drew!

We prefer to train middle school swimmers in a one-on-one setting, then our high school swimmers have evening training groups after practice, at ~6:30pm M/T/TH and 10am Saturdays throughout the school year. During summer break, we switch to 10am for all training days.

Mallory Kell Signing Day


Westside Strength & Conditioning could charge $50+ per class like all the other coaching facilities in the Des Moines area, but instead decided to implement a timeshare model, wherein the more swimmers attend, the less it costs each family. Then, in the rare case a one-on-one session occurs, they extend a 30% discount on their personal training services. Sessions are post-billed on the 1st of the following month. Email to receive an electronic liability form and give your swimmer an advantage, today!

Watch our very own, Drew Reiter, compete for a spot on TEAM USA!



Amy Havenhill

Swim Mom

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Andrew Knorr

Swim Dad


Art Dinkin

Swim Dad


Waukee Swim


Grow Your Child

Do you have a young swimmer to whom you'd like to give a strong head start?

Check our personal training rates for transparent pricing and online sign up.

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