Philosophy of Competition 

CIA works to develop well-rounded swimmers who can swim a variety of strokes, distances, and events. The coaching staff puts an emphasis on optimal performances during swim meets where it counts the most.  Swimmers can expect to taper for those meets. Overall CIA emphasizes;

  • Sportsmanlike behavior - We expect swimmers to behave like champions whether they swim well or poorly.  Coaches expect swimmers to show respect for officials and other competitors, encourage teammates, and display mature attitudes.

  • Personal improvement over the season - Winning ribbons, medals, or trophies is not the main goal.

  • Swimmer feedback - The coach’s job is to offer constructive criticism of a swimmer’s performance.  The parent/guardian’s responsibility is to provide the love and encouragement that bolsters their athlete's confidence.

Latest News

Coaching Staff

Hello from the Board, There is no doubt the past 18 months during the pandemic has been one of the most difficult times that...

By Jason Kemp

CIA May 2021 Newsletter

Greetings, the link to our May newsletter is below. The Long Course season is under way and it has been great to see the...

By Beth Tecklenburg, Secretary

CIA March 2021 Newsletter

Greetings, the link to our March Newsletter is below. The short course season wrapped up in the most exciting way. CIA was crowned champion...

By Beth Tecklenburg, Secretary

2021 IASI Senior State Champions

It was an extremely competitive Senior State meet this year! CIA has now won Senior State six years in a row and this year...

By Jason Kemp

CIA Earns 2021 Age Group State Title

WHAT. A. WEEKEND! First, congratulations to ALL the swimmers for the amazing effort and a true show of force! By our count on meet...

By Jason Kemp

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