Competition Philosophy

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.


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