Success comes when the values of dedication, integrity and self-confidence are taught alongside good stroke technique and racing strategy. With our focus on both mental development and physical fitness, all of our athletes achieve success in the water alongside skills that will benefit them for life. Being physically fit has never been more fun.
Join us today for the swim of a lifetime.
We offer training and competitive opportunities for swimmers at all levels and all ages. Interested youth can either begin in our Stroke Clinic or dive directly into one of our regular practice groups.
ICE coaches consult with new families to find the best fit for each swimmer. Find out more about our Youth and Master's programs under the Practice Group heading.
All of our swimmers, from novice to elite, whether 7 or 77, will be coached by an experienced and professional coaching staff that is one of the finest in the state.
Head Coach Don Spellman has 21 years of coaching experience and is a 7 time Iowa All-Star Coach and Iowa Zone Staff member. He has been named Iowa Swimming Coach of the Year 9 times, an accomplishment unmatched by any other coach.
Head Assistant Coach James Davis grew up swimming with the Iowa City Eels. After spending his college summers coaching with ICE, he is now coaching our novice and intermediate swimmers. Find out more about our head coaches and the rest of the staff on our Coaching page.
Integrity / Commitment / Excellence
Board of Directors & Coaches
President: Todd Knoop
Vice President: Shaoping Xiao
Secretary: Robin Kopelman
Treasurer: Qian Dong
Athlete Rep:Leo Xiao
Head Coach: Don Spellman
Head Asst. Coach: James Davis
Mercer Park Aquatic Center / P.O. Box 2353 / Iowa City, IA 52244 / (319) 351-3336
The Iowa City Eels Swim Club is an Iowa nonprofit corporation and is organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes and to foster national and international amateur sports competition under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any future federal tax code.