News

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 Kemp

Dear Club Members, I am pleased to share that our club has received a Safe Sport Recognized Club status. We are committed to providing a safe, healthy, and positive environment here on this team, and we have received recognition for all of our efforts to this end. Through USA Swimming’s Safe Sport Program, we submitted our Athlete Protection Policies, safeguarding procedures, and educational engagement, including Our travel, electronic communication, and anti-bullying policies; Our team honor codes and codes of conduct; The processes by which we recruit and train staff; Our...

Jason Kemp

Greetings, Our March Newsletter link is below. Another great season in the books for Central Iowa Aquatics! Congratuations to all the swimmers and parents, we had a tremendous showing at 8&U, Age Group and Senior State. We look forward to seeing you on March 29th from 5:00 - 7:00 pm to celebrate the teams accomplishments and recognize our senior swimmers. Please check out notes from the coaches, volunteer coordinator and more in our newsletter. #WeAreCIA MARCH 2020 CIA NEWSLETTER

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...

Jason Kemp

Greetings, We hope this finds you well! Our monthly newsletter link is below. Each month we include coaches information, highlight CIA events or activities and provide a link to our monthly board meeting minutes. We also include information from the Safe Sport Board Member and our Volunteer Coordinator. This month our feature article: Highlighting information on the new website MONTHLY NEWSLETTER LINK

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.)

Racing Short Course vs Long Course There are different racing strategies in Long Course (50 meter pool) versus Short Course (25 yard/meter pool). Short Course racing is more about explosive speed, while Long Course is about sustaining speed. This doesn’t mean explosiveness is not found in Long Couse, it is just not relied upon as much. Let’s go over the obvious, 50 meters is longer that 25 yards, and a longer pool means less turns for each event. Turns are rest and allow the swimmer to recover and set up...

Swimmers You Should Know – Vladimir Salnikov There are those milestones in sport that seem unbeatable or unattainable. For a long time in track it was the 4 minute mile and the 10 second 100. For gymnasts the perfect 10, figure skaters a perfect 6. They are the ghosts that push us in training, the seemingly unattainable mark that most will say is impossible and a few have the guts to chase down. For swimmers it was the mile and the 15 minute barrier. Even though we expect swimmers to...