Iowa City Eelsswim club

swim club

Frost

Frost is our beginning developmental group. Swimmers should have Red Cross Level 4 skills and be 7 years of age or older. Swimmers must know how to swim freestyle with alternate breathing for 50 yards and be able swim backstroke for over 25 yards. They should also have a basic understanding of the breaststroke. Focus is on stroke development in all four strokes, turns, skill work, and fun!

Download practice schedules  Jun 12- Jul 21

Frost Long Course Summer Schedule June 12 - July 21
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
City Park practices are always weather and water temperature dependent. The backup site is Mercer Park Aquatic Center.
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Expect changes to the schedule on the Friday and Saturday of meet weekends.
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City Park practices are Long Course Meters (LCM) and swimmers in all practice groups are encouraged to attend AM practice whenever possible.
5:30-6:30pm
MPAC
7:50-9:00am
CP
6-7pm
MPAC
Only if you cannot attend AM practice
5:30-6:30pm
MPAC
7:50-9:00am
CP
6-7pm
MPAC
Only if you cannot attend AM practice
5:30-6:30pm
MPAC
9-10:15am
MPAC

Swimmers should attend 3 practices per week
Time in the water is about 45 minutes

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

ICE  Summer team meet schedule

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 

Frost Meet Schedule 2016-2017
DatesInformationLocation
Oct 0, 2016 ICE Mercer Mock Mix-it-Up
Documents, Registration & Information
ICE Intra-squad Practice Meet.
Date TBA
Mercer Park
Iowa City
Oct 15-16, 2016 DMET Fall Frolic
Documents, Registration & Information
New Frost should wait for the DASH Fall Invitational in November.Open, Timed Finals
register by 9/13/16
Davenport West High School
Davenport, IA
Nov 12-13, 2016 DASH & LMST Fall Invitational
Documents, Registration & Information
First meet for New Frost Swimmers.Q- Meet, Timed Finals 8&u open; 12&u Q-; Senior open;
registration deadline Oct. 9, 2016
Linn-Mar Aquatic Center
Marion, IA
Dec 2-4, 2016 LMST Classic
Documents, Registration & Information
Open, Timed Finals
Registration Deadline tba
Linn-Mar Aquatic Center
Marion IA
Dec 9-11, 2016 ICE Irving B. Weber
Documents, Registration & Information
Home Meet. Open, Timed Finals
Registration Deadline Nov 12, 2016
Mercer Park
Iowa City, IA
Jan 20-22, 2017 BLAST Winter Invite
Documents, Registration & Information
Open, Prelim/Finals
Registration Deadline Dec 4, 2016
Holmes Jr. High
Cedar Falls
Feb 0, 2017 ICE Time Trials
Documents, Registration & Information
Intra-squad Home Meet; date tba
Mercer Park
Iowa City
Feb 18-19, 2017 BLAST ISI Winter Regionals
Documents, Registration & Information
Q- 'Last Chance' Meet.
Registration Deadline Feb 3, 2017
Holmes Jr. High
Cedar Falls, IA
Mar 2-5, 2017 ACAC ISI Age Group Short Course Championships (14&U)
Documents, Registration & Information
Required Meet for all Qualifiers. General Championship Information and Qualifying Time Standards
Registration Deadline, February 17, 2017
Grinnell College
Grinnell, IA
May 30, 2017 ICE Intrasquad Mercer Madness Relay Meet
Documents, Registration & Information
All swimmers will be signed up to participate. Please DECLINE if you will not be available.
Mercer Park
Iowa City
Jun 10-11, 2017 ICE Mercer Long Course Invitational
Documents, Registration & Information
Home Meet.
register by May 12.
Mercer Park Aquatic Center
Iowa City, IA
Jun 23-25, 2017 Lane 4 Swim Pink A+ Invitational
Documents, Registration & Information
13 & older AA Swimmers only
register by May 5
University of Iowa CRWC
Iowa City
Jun 24-25, 2017 VAC Invitational
Documents, Registration & Information
Q- Meet. A low key short course meters outdoors meet.
register by May 22
Vinton Community Pool
Vinton, IA
Jul 6-9, 2017 BLAST Summer Sizzler
Documents, Registration & Information
This meet fills instantly. Sign up quickly if you wish to attend.
register by April 30
The Falls Aquatic Center
Cedar Falls, IA
Jul 15-16, 2017 ACAC Summer Detassler
Documents, Registration & Information
All Groups except those attending Sectionals or already qualified for Zones.
register by June 7
Grinnell College
Grinnell, IA
Jul 22-23, 2017 ICE ISI Summer Regionals
Documents, Registration & Information
Championship meet for those who have not achieved Q times. Q- Meet. Home Meet.
Mercer Park Aquatic Center
Iowa City
Jul 27-30, 2017 L4A ISI Long Course Championships
Documents, Registration & Information
Championship Meet. All Qualifiers are expected to attend.
register by July 15
University of Iowa CRWC
Iowa City, IA
Aug 3-6, 2017 Central Zone Age-Group Championships (14 & Under)
Documents, Registration & Information
Swim as Team Iowa
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Rochester, MN

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

Monthly Fee: $63

There are also the following annual fees:

USA - Swimming registration: $68/year/swimmer
ICE Equipment fee: $120/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. Refunds 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 pool time and coaches’ salaries.

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.

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.

 

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.

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