Central Iowa Aquatics


Age Group 1

Practice Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Practice Objectives: The Age Group  1 is the last of the Age groups and 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. 

  • Eligibility requirements:
    • Swimmers age 8-11,
    • Must have ability to complete 10x100 SCY Free/1:45 with flip turns, 8x100 SCY IM/ 2:00 with legal appropriate turns, 8 x 100 kick flutter or dolphin on 2:10 
  • About the group:
    • Swimmers should be ready for stroke, start and turn refinement. There is a continued focus on breath control and use of the dolphin kick while training and racing.
    • Basic stroke and kicking drills are reinforced, and conditioning becomes a more important factor in workouts.
    • Develop ability to swim “sets”. Basic use of pace clock: send-offs, 5-sec intervals, etc.
    • Workouts: 6 x 1.75 hours/week offered SCY
    • White 2 swimmers participate in basic dryland exercises.
    • Major Goals: Knowledge of personal best times and improvement of those times throughout the year. Major meets include the Silver State and ISI Age Group State. White 2 group participants are expected to train regularly to make transition into the White 1 group possible.
    • Swimmers must adhere to the designated meets prescribed by the Coaching staff and follow the plan targeting success for the swimmer and the team. 

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Requipment Required:

  • CIA team cap at practices and meets
  • Well-fitting suit (such as jammers for boys and 1-piece for girls)
  • Team logo suit for meets
  • Goggles
  • One white and one blue CIA logo shirt to be worn at meets
  • Snorkels
  • Fins
  • Buoy
  • Paddles
  • Drag Suits
  • Water bottle
  • Swim Coat
  • Swim Bag
  • Equipment Bag

All equipment and suits can be purchased at  from Elsmore Swim Shop.

CIA Into Dues: $190.00/month
USA Swimming Membership: $78/year
CIA Registration Fee: $75 / year