A year-round competitive swim team designed to improve
the level of competitive swimming in the central Iowa area.
Families and swimmers are from the greater Des Moines area and
surrounding communities. The club
provides structured development, professional training, and
competition for swimmers of all ages and abilities. CIA was
founded in 1995 by a group of parent volunteers and is a private
CIA provides an
Participants train in a positive, competitive and
rewarding environment. The high quality, comprehensive
instruction and training program allows swimmers to reach their
full potential. The club atmosphere promotes ideals such as
dedication, commitment, and self-discipline, as well as respect for
teammates, coaches, and competitors.
There are programs for all levels, from novice to
elite. Different ages, experience levels,
and achievement levels require different coaching methods,
emphases, and expectations. Because of the club's national
affiliation, there are opportunities to travel and make friends all
over the state and country. Age-group swimmers even have
chances to compete against Olympians.