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

CIA Earns Silver Medal Club Status

Greetings, USA Swimming recently came out with the list of 2021 Gold/Silver/Bronze Medal Clubs and CIA has earned Silver Medal status for the second...

By Jason Kemp

CIA November 2020 Newsletter

Greeting, please find our November Newsletter link below. It was exciting to be able to get in a few competitions this month. We had...

By Beth Tecklenburg, Secretary

CIA October 2020 Newsletter

Greetings, Our October Newsletter link is below. We are continuing to work through the challenges 2020 has brought and appreciate how the swimmers have...

By Beth Tecklenburg, Secretary

Central Iowa Aquatics is a Safe Sport Recognized Club

Dear Club Members, I am pleased to share that our club has received a Safe Sport Recognized Club status. We are committed to providing...

By Jason Kemp

CIA March Newsletter - CONGRATS!

Greetings, Our March Newsletter link is below. Another great season in the books for Central Iowa Aquatics! Congratuations to all the swimmers and parents,...

By Jason Kemp

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