Welcome to Central Iowa Aquatics

We are a year-round 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. CIA is committed to helping athletes of all ages and abilities reach their competitive swimming potential. Our athletes are part of a professionally coached team that promotes achievement, physical fitness, social development, and having fun. The success of CIA at the local, state and national level reflects the dedication of our swimmers, commitment of our coaching staff, and involvement of our parents and volunteers.


Central Iowa Aquatics was founded in 1995 by a group of parent 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 (ISI) which in turn is a member of USA Swimming (USA-S). A Board of Directors governs CIA. Board positions include President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Registrar, Secretary, Safety, Fundraising, Program/Social, Web Support, and Meet Director. All board members are volunteers and serve two-year terms, beginning April 1. Elections are held annually with approximately half the board up for election in any given year. The monthly board meetings are posted on the team website and open to all members of CIA.

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