Iowa Flyers Swim Club


Description, Mission Statement, and Goals

The Iowa Flyers Swim Club (IFLY) is a registered USA Swimming club operated by University of Iowa Recreational Services.  The Club is available for participation by University of Iowa members and the general public, and offers swimming development programs for all competitive skill levels for individuals ages 7 years and older.

The mission of the Iowa Flyers Swim Club is to provide exceptional competitive and recreational opportunities in the sport of swimming to University of Iowa students, faculty, and staff, as well as the general community.  IFLY is determined to provide its members a fun, positive, and successful experience through quality coaching and instruction and the use of state-of-the-art facilities. IFLY is part of a comprehensive Recreational Services aquatics program that promotes learning, safety, fitness, and overall well-being through participation in lifetime aquatic activities.  IFLY adheres to the missions and policies of the University of Iowa and Recreational Services, and cooperates fully with state and national governing bodies for the sport of swimming.

The Iowa Flyers Swim Club will play an active role in contributing to the welfare of the University of Iowa campus and general communities by striving to meet the following goals:

  • Enrich campus life by offering opportunities for University of Iowa students, faculty, and staff seeking structured participation or training in the sport of swimming;
  • Strengthen the relationship of the University of Iowa and Recreational Services with the general public by offering itself as a community outreach program;
  • Increase exposure to and awareness of the University of Iowa and surrounding area by seeking and hosting local, state, regional, and national swimming events, and by participating in events held in other locations around the state, nationally, and internationally;
  • Promote the values of teamwork, self-discipline, dedication, work ethic, sportsmanship, and time management with all club participants;
  • Fulfill the need for swimming instruction, coaching, training, and competition opportunities for all levels of ability;
  • Maintain a self-sustaining budget through various means including, but not limited to, collection of membership dues, fundraising events, hosting competitive events, donations, and solicitation of sponsorships;
  • Become a leader in the local, state, regional, and national swimming communities through display of courtesy, positive behavior, and sportsmanship everywhere IFLY is present.