Iowa City Eelsswim club

swim club


Cubes is our second developmental group and our beginning competitive group. The focus is on further stroke development and IM (individual medley) training, with an emphasis on fitness and technique work. Swimmers must have attained at least 3 USA-S 10 & Under ‘BB’ times in at least two different strokes.

Swimmers are expected to attend 3 practices per week with a maximum of 5.
(Meets only count as one workout)
Time in the water is about 1 hour

MPAC = Mercer Park, 
CREC = Coralville Rec., CP = City Park Pool
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Cubes should plan to attend 1-2 meets per month.  Please contact Coach James if you are not sure which meets your swimmer should attend. 

ICE  Fall & Winter Team Meet Schedule-Revised

Entry deadlines vary by meet and are subject to change; please follow the links under information and/or consult the events calendar to avoid missing them. 
Additional information regarding ICE hosted meets 

Cubes Meet Schedule 2018

Each swimmer should expect to swim in the Championship meet(s) for which they qualify: Regionals, State, or Zones

Monthly Fee: $81

There are also the following annual fees:

USA - Swimming registration: $72/year/swimmer
ICE Equipment fee: $150/year/family paid at registration. 

Meet Entry Fees

Swimmers must pay entry fees to participate in each meet. The fees are paid to ICE, who enters the swimmers and sends the fees to the host club. You will be invoiced for each meet your swimmer enters. Please remember that once ICE has submitted entries to the host team, you are responsible for the entry fees even if your swimmer is unable to compete. Each meet will designate a commitment date. No refunds will be given for withdrawals after that date as the team will have submitted our entries and become obligated for that total amount. Refunds from meet hosts are rare and only given by the meet host if there are significant extenuating circumstances.

Meet fees are assessed on a per-meet basis and are in the neighborhood of $40 per meet. Outreach swimmers can participate in Iowa meets for a flat rate of $5.00 per meet.

About the Fees

Practice Fees: Pay for coaches’ salaries and general operating expenses.

Equipment Fees: Chlorine and water are especially hard on necessary swim equipment. This fee supports the upkeep of timing equipment, computers, lane lines and any other equipment necessary to maintain the sport. Equipment fees also defray pool rental costs.

USA-S registration fees: ICE is registered through USA Swimming, our national governing body. For insurance reasons, swimmers cannot practice beyond the trial period until this fee is paid. All ICE swimmers are registered with USA Swimming and receive benefits independent of ICE for that membership. This is an annual fee.


Financial Responsibilities Document 

We rely on fundraising to help keep our costs down and our sport affordable for all. For this reason, we ask families each season to fundraise $125 for families with a single athlete, and $175 for families with 2+ swimmers. In an effort to make this easy, ICE provides many fundraising opportunities over the course of the year. There are also families who prefer to make a donation rather than engage in fundraising.

Withdrawal from ICE: Like any other enterprise, the Iowa City Eels have bills to pay. Pool rental, payroll, and equipment are expenses that must be covered if we are to continue to operate as a successful swim club. When your athlete joins the team we make plans based upon attendance for the entire season. We realize however that circumstances may arise which require a swimmer to leave the team either temporarily or permanently. We simply ask that you fill out this form and return it to the ICE office at Mercer at least two weeks before leaving the club. You will be responsible for all swim fees for 2 weeks following the date this form is received.