Training/Practice Groups


Central Iowa Aquatics offers eight training and practice groups for swimmers of all ages and ability. CIA's goal is to offer age specific training for all of our athletes geared towards challenging and developing each individual to the best of their abilities.

For questions about which training group is correct for your swimmer(s), please contact us at swim@centraliowaaquatics.org for more information or a free trial. Click on the group name below for more information.

Intro Group

The intro group is for swimmers just out of swim lessons who know both freestyle and backstroke. This group is all about keeping it fun!

Blue 3 Group

This group is the first step in the Blue progression. It is for swimmers who know all four strokes but are new to competitive swimming.  We ask swimmers in this group to attend local meets. This group is also all about keeping it fun!

Blue 2 Group

The second phase of the Blue progression builds on the first phase. Blue 2 swimmers may already have competitive swimming experience. The emphasis for the group is stroke development and refining of skills in a positive and fun environment. Training principles are introduced and regular participation in USA Swimming meets is encouraged.

Blue 1 Group

This group is the last group in the Blue pathway with a continued focus on stroke development and refining technique with positive and supportive coaching. In this group training principles and aerobic conditioning continue to advance and regular participation in USA Swimming meets is highly encouraged.

White 2 Group

The White 2 Group continues to focus on stroke development and refining skills. Aerobic conditioning begins to advance all the while in a fun and challenging environment. Regular participation in USA Swimming meets is highly encouraged.

White 1 Group

The White 1 Group will build upon their skills and training from the previous group with a continued concentration on stroke technique and additional focus on endurance, this group also emphasizes a fun and challenging environment. Regular participation in USA Swimming meets and age group state meets is highly encouraged.

Senior 2 Group

The Senior 2 Group is designed for swimmers preparing for high school swimming, state and local meets. Swimmers must be in at least 7th grade to participate.

Senior 1 Group

The Senior 1 Group is designed for swimmers committed to train for Sectional and National competition. Swimmers must be in at least 7th grade to participate.

 

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