Central Iowa Aquatics


Senior Preperation

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

Practice Objectives: The Senior Preparation 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 competative and challenging environment. Regular participation in USA Swimming meets and age group state meets is highly encouraged. 

  • Eligibility requirements:
    • Swimmers age 10-13, 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:
    • This is the top of our Age Group program; expectations are high for the Senior Prep swimmer. Swimmers are offered 6 practice per week, with a minimum of 4 attended per week.
    • Individual and group goals will be established with a plan towards ownership of those goals and accountability as a group. Leadership will also be introduced.
    • Swimmers must adhere to the designated meets prescribed by the Coaching staff and follow the plan targeting success for the swimmer and the team.
    • State participation is mandatory
    • Major Goals: ISI State Champs, Zone Championships, Sectionals if qualified. Develop workout and stroke improvement goals. This group has a special dedication to the sport of swimming. Hard work and fun are emphasized.
    • Workouts: 5,000 to 6,000 yards per workout, 6 workouts per week, up to 12+ hrs pool time plus dryland.
  • 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
  • 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: $195.00/month
USA Swimming Membership: $78/year
CIA Registration Fee: $75 / year