Central Iowa Aquatics

Introduction Group

Practice Days: Monday, Friday and Saturday.

Practice Objectives: CIA Intro Group for swimmers of all ages, just out of swim lessons. No competitive experience is necessary.

The intro group is for swimmers just out of swim lessons who know both Freestyle and Backstroke. This group is intended to develop an enthusiasm for swimming!

  • Eligibility requirements:
    • Ability to do backstroke and freestyle.
  • About the group:
    • Butterfly and breaststroke will be taught in this group. Technique in all four strokes starts and turns. Dry-land introduction. Learn basic stroke drills.
    • 45-minute practices per week, may include dryland
    • Major Goals: Preparation for entry in the Blue groups. Basic use of pace clock: 5-sec. intervals, etc.
    • Ability to complete knowledge of all four competitive strokes. Develop legal turns in all strokes.
    • Attend 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

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


CIA Into Dues: $100.00/month
USA Swimming Membership: $78/year
CIA Registration Fee: $75 / year

Volunteer hours Required: 12 hours per family, 8 hours if the family only a high school swimmer per season.
Family Discount: Families with three or more swimmers receive a discount on their swimmer dues. The registration fee for the third swimmer and additional swimmers beyond three is reduced by 50%. This reduction applies to the swimmer(s) with the least expensive dues.