News

Jason Kemp

Hello from the Board, There is no doubt the past 18 months during the pandemic has been one of the most difficult times that we have ever gone through. The Board is very proud of you – swimmers, parents, and coaching staff – for what you were able to accomplish despite the constant uncertainty and challenging circumstances that COVID threw at us. We are very thankful to have two caring coaches like Andy Pym and Thad Gunther, who are both dedicated to the sport of swimming and who want what...

Beth Tecklenburg, Secretary

Greetings, the link to our May newsletter is below. The Long Course season is under way and it has been great to see the kids back competing in the first long course meets of the season. We are also incredibly excited to announce the hiring of a new Head Age Group Coach, Thad Gunther. Please see the attached newsletter for Thad's full announcement and some "get to know you" information on Thad. Hope everyone has a wonderful Memorial Day weekend! #WeAreCIA May 2021 Newsletter

Beth Tecklenburg, Secretary

Greetings, the link to our March Newsletter is below. The short course season wrapped up in the most exciting way. CIA was crowned champion in both the Age Group and Senior State meets, followed up with a come from behind win at the Regional Zone Championship Meet. This was an outstanding TEAM effort and we couldn't be prouder of the resiliency our swimmers showed in such an uncertain and challenging season. Registration is now under way for the Long Course Season and we are gearing up and ready to go!...

Jason Kemp

It was an extremely competitive Senior State meet this year! CIA has now won Senior State six years in a row and this year our ladies captured high point and the men finishing in 2nd place. A tip of the cap to IFly who were strong competitors with some very impressive performances. We would like to congratulate ALL the swimmers who competed over the last four days. A special shout-out to the nine swimmers who competed in Age Group State last week and all together scored over 180 points this...

Jason Kemp

WHAT. A. WEEKEND! First, congratulations to ALL the swimmers for the amazing effort and a true show of force! By our count on meet mobile CIA swimmers beat their seed time 227 times with more than 20 first place finishes… WOW! CIA has now won Short Course Age Group State FIVE years in a row. This is not luck, and this is not an accident. This is because of our culture and the resiliency of our swimmers, our parents and our coaches. A coaching staff that just won Age Group...

Beth Tecklenburg, Secretary

Greetings, the link to our February Newsletter is below. As the Short Course season is wrapping up, this issue highlights the quickly approaching Championship Meets. You will find updated information as well as links for additional details. This season has thrown a lot of challenges at us all, but we know this team will persevere and finish the season strong with some fast swimming. #WeAreCIA FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER

Beth Tecklenburg, Secretary

Greetings, the link to our December Newsletter is below. We hope that all of our families are enjoying the Holiday Season and we are looking forward to some fast swimming in 2021. It has been a challenging year to say the least, but we are thankful for the wonderful families at CIA to navigate through it with. DECEMBER NEWSLETTER

Jason Kemp

Dear CIA Family, It’s hard to believe December is here! As we approach the Christmas season, I came across a message from Coach Kate Davey she shared back in 2018 during a period when we were in search of a head coach. I’ve taken the liberty to update the accomplishments but the core of this message about our families is just as relevant today as it was then. I hope that you and your family have a safe and wonderful holiday season and we look forward to competing again in...

Jason Kemp

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 year in a row! The Club Excellence Program is a voluntary program that identifies and recognizes USA Swimming clubs for their commitment to performance excellence. This program strives to meet the following objectives: Promote the development of strong, well-rounded age group and senior swimming programs that produce elite 18 & under athletes; Provide recognition and resources to motivate and assist member clubs to strive...

Beth Tecklenburg, Secretary

Greeting, please find our November Newsletter link below. It was exciting to be able to get in a few competitions this month. We had swimmers compete in the Salute to Veterans meet, the US Open Meets and the Iowa High School Girls State Meet. At the High School State Meet, CIA had 9 swimmers compete representing four high schools November 13th - 14th at the Marshalltown YMCA. Leading the way, swimming for Johnston, Olivia Swalley took first place in the 100 Breaststroke (1:04.12) and 200 IM (2:04.73, 2:03.28 in consolations)...