Central Iowa Aquatics


Welcome to Central Iowa Aquatics

Central Iowa Aquatics (CIA) takes the love of swimming to the next level with a year-round competitive program. Whether your swimmer is fresh out of swim lessons or an experienced competitive swimmer, CIA offers four levels of developmental swimming. As a CIA swimmer, your child will receive professional training in a competitive team environment.  

Swim Groups

Swimmers are placed in training groups which correspond to their age, experience, achievement and goals. No tryouts necessary. Our goal is to develop each athlete to the best of his/her abilities.  For more information on swim groups go here.  If you have any questions about what training group is correct for your swimmer(s), please email Coach Thad Gunther.

Team Quick Facts

CIA is a year-round program broken into two seasons with eight training groups.

  • CIA is a parent-run organization and depends on parent volunteers throughout the years. Learn more about CIA in our comprehensive located within the Documents and Links page,

  • Four pools are used by CIA throughout the year in the Des Moines metro.

  • Equipment varies by training group. Learn more about the swim equipment requirements for your swimmers group

We would love to have your family as part of our team!