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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!...

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

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)...

Beth Tecklenburg, Secretary

Greetings, Our October Newsletter link is below. We are continuing to work through the challenges 2020 has brought and appreciate how the swimmers have continued to adapt, stay positive and work hard through it all. We were excited the swimmers had a chance to race in our Intersquad Meet. We have multiple opportunities to compete coming up before the holidays; emails will be coming with meet details as soon as they are available. We also have 11 high school girls competing for their schools and wish them luck as they...

Jason & Michelle Olson

The 2020 Iowa High School Boys State Swimming Meet was held on Saturday, February 15, at the University of Iowa’s Campus Recreation & Wellness Center and 14 CIA swimmers competed representing five schools. Swimming for Ankeny, Trent Frandson successfully defended his state titles from 2019 in both the 200 Free and 500 Free. The junior broke the state record in the 200 Freestyle, which dated back to 1985, with a time of 1:35.68. His winning time in the 500 Freestyle was 4:26.27. Frandson was also part of the Hawks’ 2nd...

Coaches Section by Andy Pym Hey everyone, It’s getting to be that time of the season when we rest and find out if all that hard work pays of at our championship meets. I am plagiarizing a really good article I found a Swim/Swam a couple years ago explaining important information swimmers should take to heart while they taper. Enjoy -Andy Championship season beckons. Over the next 3 weeks, the best of the best will converge for the biggest meets of the year. It is time to quiet your thoughts...

As we are getting the Long Course season rolling, I wanted to share with you a very informative and helpful article defining your role as a swim parent and the impact you have. This is not accusatory, but more of a reminder of how important it is that we all stay in our own lanes. Thanks for taking the time to read. Andy https://swimswam.com/4-tips-for-swim-parents-on-why-we-shouldnt-coach-our-kids/

CIA’s seniors were recognized along with where they will continue their academics and swimming. Pictured L-R: Ethan Cohen (attending/swimming Assumption College), Campbell Patterson (attending/swimming Case Western Reserve Univ.), Gillian Davey (attending/swimming Univ. of Kentucky), Kade Johnson (attending/swimming St. Louis Univ.), Evan Porter (attending/swimming Missouri State Univ.), Erin Doruska (attending/swimming Bryant Univ.), Emily Baeth (attending/swimming Univ. of Kentucky). Not pictured: Grant Nelson (attending/swimming St. Cloud State Univ. swimming), Davis Kuhlers (attending Iowa State Univ.)