Iowa City Eelsswim club

swim club

Can We Talk?

Effective communication between parents, swimmers and coaches is essential to maintaining a successful team and meeting the goals and expectations of all concerned. ICE strives to keep members up-to-date on all club activities, but we can't do it alone. Ask a lot questions, talk to the coaches, volunteer for committees and attend board meetings. In matters of communication, teamwork is the name of the game!

Club Website

The Club maintains a website at This site is the primary source for information on the Club and swimming in general. News and upcoming events are right on the front page, and there is a practice page for each group. Everything from changes in the practice schedule to the ICE photo gallery can be found on our website.

The 'My ICE" link will take you to the secure members only portion of our website. Log in to register your swimmer for meets, volunteer for meet jobs or check your billing balance. You will also find additional meet and fundraising information along with Board minutes and other members-only content.

Club Calendar

In addition to the News Feed and Events Listing (found on the home page and, with more details, after logging in to myICE), ICE also maintains a subscribable Google Calendar for each practice group along with a general 'ICE Activities' calendar. These calendars are updated frequently and can be added to your personal google calendar as well as to Outlook, iCal, or any other .ics enabled calendar. Complete instructions for subscribing are available on the calendar page of the website.

Coaches Door and Bulletin Board (Mercer)

The coaches will post items of interest to the club and the swimming community on the office door and on the bulletin board located outside the ICE office.

E-mail List

You will receive email at every email address that you enter into your account in myICE. We encourage you to include the email address and phone (text) number of your 13&older as the swimmers like to organize swimmer events and don't want to leave anyone out.

File Cabinet/Box

Your swimmer will have a file in the cabinet located outside the ICE office at Mercer. It is important for your swimmer to check this file at least once a week for announcements, ribbons, pictures, etc.

Communication with Coaches

Continual, open communication between coaches and parents is necessary to assure that we reach our club and swimmer goals. The coaches are available for parent and/or swimmer conferences during office hours and by appointment. Please call the ICE office (351-3336) or e-mail the coach directly to set up an appointment.

Head Coach Don Spellman 
Office hours: Tuesdays 4-6 and Monday afternoon by appointment. 

Head Assistant Coach James Davis
Office hours: Thursdays  4-5 pm or afternoons by appointment 

Mercer Park Aquatic Center / P.O. Box 2353 / Iowa City, IA 52244 / (319) 351-3336

Board of Directors & Coaches

President: Missy Ortman
Vice President: Robin Kopelman
Secretary: Megan Brown
Treasurer: Jeff Kueter
Athlete Rep: Meirav Flatté

Jen Rumping
Erick Zawojewski
David Roman
Laura Shikunas
Past President: Jennifer Flatté

Head Coach: Don Spellman
Head Asst. Coach: James Davis