Central Iowa Aquatics


Senior 1

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

Practice Objectives: The Senior 1 Group is designed for swimmers committed to train for Sectional and National competition. Swimmers must be in at least 8th grade to participate.

  • Eligibility requirements:
    • Swimmers age 14, already have ISI State cuts and within reach of Zone qualifying standards
    • Can swim 10 x 100 Free @ 1:30 SCY, 10 x 100 IM @ 1:40 SCY and 10 x 100 kick flutter or dolphin on 2:00.
    • Swimmers must be in good health and have the training base necessary for the group. 
    • Swimmers must be highly motivated as expectations are high.
  • About the group:
    • Swimmers are offered 8 workouts per week and the opportunity to pursue and achieve goals on the national levels. The student-athlete in this group needs to recognize that training at this level does not allow for full-time involvement in other sports or activities. The attendance polic  y is consistent with what’s needed to achieve their full potential. Swimmers are expected to maintain a high attendance of a minimum of 90%. Swimmers must adhere to the designated meets prescribed by the coaching staff, and follow the plan targeting success for the swimmer and the team.
    • Additional activities include drylands, swimmer/coach conferences, meetings, team activities, etc. Enjoy the process! Appreciate the value of long-term commitment, setting/achieving goals and support in making choices consistent with stated goals.
    • Major goals: Senior Sectionals, Futures Championships, Junior Nationals Championships, Senior National Championships, and Olympic Trials.
    • Workouts: 5000-7000 SCY/workout, up to 14+ plus hrs pool time/week plus dryland. The summer schedule offers additional opportunities and water time.   

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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
  • 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: $220.00/month
USA Swimming Membership: $78/year
CIA Registration Fee: $75 / year