Central Iowa Aquatics

Welcome to Central Iowa Aquatics

CIA is a year-round registered USA Swimming club, formed by families and swimmers in the Greater Des Moines area designed to improve the level of competitive swimming in Central Iowa.  CIA is committed to helping athletes of all ages and abilities reach exceptional competitive swimming potential. Our athletes are part of a professionally coached team that promotes achievement, physical fitness, social development in a positive environment. The success of CIA at the local, state and national level reflects the dedication of our swimmers, commitment of our coaching staff and the involvement of our parent, guardians and volunteers.


Central Iowa Aquatics was founded in 1995 by a group of parent/guardian volunteers interested in improving competitive swimming in the Des Moines metro area. We are a private, not-for-profit (501.3c) organization. The club is a member of Iowa Swimming Inc (IASI) which in turn is a member of USA Swimming (USA-S). A Board of Directors governs CIA and meetings are open to all memebers of CIA.