ACAC Club Information
Welcome to the Ames Cyclone Aquatics Club! ACAC is a USA swimming competitive age-group swim club that serves Ames and surrounding communities offering participation from the Novice level all the way up to the Senior Level. We are a non-profit organization that is operated by a parent board and run by volunteers. Here is some information about our club that will help you to understand who we are and how we operate.

Official tryouts are offered on an annual basis in the Fall. However, new swimmers are accepted throughout the year. Please contact the head coach if you're interested in joining.

Website: ACAC maintains an active website at This is the best way to get information regarding ACAC. Information includes, but is not limited to: practice times, meets, results, coaches, team records, and other swimming related links. Please be sure to check the website prior to calling coaches or board members with questions.

Email: ACAC sends emails via the website that communicate swim meet sign-up deadlines, new events, and volunteering opportunities. If you are not receiving e-mail updates, contact the admin team in order to be added to the list.

Texting: The club also uses a text messaging service to notify parents of such things as practice changes, meet session start times, rain delays, etc. To get added to the service simply: Text ACACSWIM to 84483. 

How to Register
Once selected you will be given the email address of our administrative team and head coach. They will guide you through the registration process. We run our program through our website at All club functions including, club emails, fee charges, volunteer sign-up, swim meet registration, practice calendars, and many other functions are all part of the website. Our staff will help you set-up your account so that you can become an active member.

ACAC is a competitive USA Swim Club. As such, we encourage competition at all training levels.  In order for swimmers to be comfortable competing at swim meets, they need to participate. Once they try racing, they'll quickly realize how much fun it can be! The club will compete in many meets throughout the year giving swimmer's numerous opportunities. We do not require competition, but competing can be an important part of a swimmer's goals. Meets are also great team building events where the swimmers can show their support for their fellow teammates.