Iowa City Eelsswim club

swim club

Wondering what comes after swimming lessons? Curious about competitive swimming?

Stroke clinic is for those who are new to the sport and have little or no competitive swimming experience. It is a low-key fun way to find out what club swimming is all about.

Swimmers 18 & under who have completed Red Cross level 4 or the equivalent are invited to participate in one of the best programs in Iowa and learn from two of the top coaches in the state.

Stroke Clinic

Open to swimmers age 7 and older who have passed Red Cross Level 4 or the equivalent

Fall Clinic 2018 
September 10 - 28, 2018
Mercer Park Aquatic Center
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
6:30 - 7:30 pm

Spring Clinic 2019
March 25 - April 12
Mercer Park Aquatic Center
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
6:00 - 7:00 pm

The first two weeks of the clinic focus on foundational skills and an introduction to swimming for sport. The third week is spent with either our Frost or our Cubes training group for a first hand experience of what club swimming is all about.

Perfect attendance is recommended. Swimmers must participate in Weeks 1 & 2 in order to participate in week #3. Participants who can complete the clinic are ready for club swimming.

Coaches and board members will be available to answer questions.

Tiny Eel

Cost: $50 per swimmer (includes event t-shirt and EELs swim cap)
If a swimmer is deemed not yet ready for the clinic, the fee will be fully refunded.


Coach James Davis

Former Iowa City Eels and Iowa City High School swimmer, Coach James is in his second year of coaching with ICE. Coach James began swimming competitively 15 years ago. Having trained with both a Division I and a Division III NCAA team, 3 different club teams, and more than 20 different coaches, James provides an informed and well-rounded approach to training, the sport, and competition in general.

Coach Don Spellman

Former Des Moines Swimming Federation, Perry HS, WDM Dowling HS, and UNLV swimmer, Coach Don has over 22 years of coaching experience and is an 9 time Iowa All-Star Coach and Iowa Zone Staff member. He has been named Iowa Swimming Coach of the Year 10 times, an accomplishment unmatched by any other coach.

Find out more about our head coaches and the rest of the staff on our Coaching page.

Integrity / Commitment / Excellence


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

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