Central Iowa Aquatics

Age Group 2

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

Practice Objectives: This group is the second last group in the Age Group 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 required. 

  • Eligibility requirements:
    • Swimmers age 9 to 12
    • Competence in all 4 strokes 
  • About the group:
    • Attendance and improved performance during conditioning sets are stressed. Stroke technique and racing skills are prioritized. Underwater dolphin kick & bi-lateral breathing are continued to be emphasized.
    • Major Goals: Knowledge of personal best times and improvement of those times throughout the year; develop technique and endurance base. Major meets include the Silver State and ISI Age Group State
    • Swimmers must adhere to the designated meets prescribed by the Coaching staff and follow the plan targeting success for the swimmer and the team
    • Attend most USA meets.
  • Advancement:  
    • In addition to the coach's discretion, swimmers may advance based upon the completion of the CIA Introduction Set, as well as participate in at least 1 sanctioned swim meet.  

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Equipment 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
  • Equipment Bag
  • Swim bag
  • Water bottle

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

CIA Into Dues: $175.00/month
USA Swimming Membership: $78/year
CIA Registration Fee: $75 / year