Moody Family YMCA in the Park Cities Waves Swim Team

The Moody Family YMCA Waves is a competitive swim team located in the heart of Dallas.  The Waves offers year-round programming for competitive youth swimmers of all ages and ability levels. It is the goal of the Moody Family YMCA to provide age specific training for all of our athletes that challenge each individual and develop each swimmer to the best of their abilities. 

All new swimmers must participate in a tryout. Tryouts are held for all new members 3 times a year, once at the beginning of each season. 

 Tryouts for the Fall Season are scheduled for the following dates:

  • Thursday, August 22nd at 6:30 p.m.

  • Tuesday, August 27th at 5:00 p.m.

  • Wednesday, August 28th at 5:00 p.m.

  • Thursday, September 5th at 6:30 p.m.

No need to RSVP; please meet us on the pool deck during one of the times above to try out!


The Waves offers 4 practice groups to ensure we are matching every swimmer's skills and age with the appropriate training and coaching:


In Novice, your swimmer will build a foundation in Freestyle, Backstroke, and Breaststroke through basic drill and stroke technique. Swimmers will be provided with a fun and supportive environment, as their coaches work with them to recognize swimming as a competitive sport.

Tryout: Swimmers must be able to complete 25 yards of freestyle with side breathing and 25 yards of backstroke without stopping.


White Group is designed for swimmers that have a basic foundation in competitive swimming and/or other competitive sports. White Group will provide an introduction to training concepts and promote a strong work ethic, while developing a positive attitude towards swimming. Stroke development is the highest priority in this group, and athletes will have the primary goal of becoming competent in all four stroke disciplines.

Tryout: Swimmers must be able to complete 50 yards of Freestyle, 50 yards of Backstroke, and 25 yards of Breaststroke without stopping.


Blue Group is for swimmers looking to benefit from additional technique training in addition to developing more advanced endurance. Athletes will learn to handle advanced endurance training as they focus on improving their technique in all four competitive strokes.

Tryout: Swimmers must be able to complete a 200-yard Freestyle with a 100-yard IM with technically correct turns.


Gold Group is for swimmers 13 and over looking to benefit from additional technique and endurance training, in addition to strength and full-body conditioning training. Athletes need to show the ability to work with advanced training techniques and must be able to handle over 8 hours of physical training each week. GOLD GROUP IS INVITE ONLY.