Iowa City Eelsswim club

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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 Sept 4 - Sept 24  Sept 25-Feb 2

Frost Short Course Schedule Sept 25 2017 - Feb 2 2018
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
On Saturdays of home football games, practices will begin one hour earlier.
During High School swim season (Sept-Feb), the pools will occasionally be unavailable due to HS meets.
Practice schedules will be adjusted during school breaks as well as during the last few weeks of each season.

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  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 

Frost Meet Schedule 2017-2018
Oct 7-7, 2017 LMST Lions Fall Invitational
Documents, Registration & Information
Returning Frost; All other Groups; 1 day pre-season meet
Register by September 10, 2017
Linn-Mar Aquatic Center
Marion IA
Oct 14-15, 2017 DMET Fall Frolic
Documents, Registration & Information
Open, Timed Finals. Returning Frost only. All other groups.
Signup to participate by 9/10/17
Davenport Central HS
Davenport, IA
Nov 11-12, 2017 DASH & LMST Fall Invitational
Documents, Registration & Information
Open, Timed Finals
Register by 10/9/17
Linn-Mar Aquatic Center
Marion, IA
Dec 1-3, 2017 ICE Irving B. Weber
Documents, Registration & Information
HOME MEET. All swimmers should plan to attend at least one day. All families should plan to volunteer during the weekend.
Register by 11/1/17
Mercer Park
Iowa City, IA
Dec 8-10, 2017 LMST Classic
Documents, Registration & Information
Open, Timed Finals
Register by 11/5/17
Linn-Mar Aquatic Center
Marion IA
Jan 6-7, 2018 CRAA Winter Invite
Documents, Registration & Information
Open, Timed Finals
Register by 12/1/17
Coe College
Cedar Rapids
Jan 26-28, 2018 BLAST Winter Invite
Documents, Registration & Information
Open, Prelims / Finals on Saturday for 11&O, all other events are timed finals;
Register by 12/20/17
UNI or Holmes Jr High
Cedar Falls
Feb 9-11, 2017 BLAST ISI Silver Championships
Documents, Registration & Information
Championship Meet for all 8&U Swimmers Championship Meet for Swimmers with Silver Standard times Qualified swimmers are expected to attend
Register by 1/19/18
Holmes Jr. High
Feb 22-25, 2018 ICE ISI Short Course Championships
Documents, Registration & Information
Required Meet for all Qualifiers. ICE Home Meet - all families should plan on volunteering during the Championships.
Register by 2/9/18
University of Iowa CRWC
Iowa City, IA
Mar 1-4, 2018 ACAC ISI Age Group Short Course Championships (14&U)
Documents, Registration & Information
Championship End of Season Meet for all 14&U swimmers with ISI 'Q' Times. All Qualifiers are required to attend.
Register by Feb 14, 2018
Wellmark YMCA
Des Moines

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: $70/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.