According to Tim Teeter, the head coach of the Ames Cyclones, Iowa Central Community College has approved the reinstatement of its men’s and women’s college swimming teams. Central Iowa CC competes in the National Junior College Athletic Association. Teeter was at the Board of Directors meeting where the decision was made.
Though nothing is official in terms of coaching, Teeter is going to serve in a sort of advisory capacity to the school as it restarts the program, including assisting in initial recruiting.
The program’s absence was brief, as the program missed only the 2013-2014 season (and will miss the 2014-2015 season) before reinstatement. At the 2013 NJCAA Championships, the men’s team placed 5th and the women’s program placed 7th.
The program will begin recruiting immediately and will restart competition in the fall of 2015.
NJCAA schools are allowed 15 scholarships for men and 15 scholarships for women, though these are ‘head count’ scholarships (as compared to the NCAA, which are ‘equivalency’ scholarships). This means that every scholarship athlete, regardless of their percentage, counts as one.
Iowa Central Community College is planning to give scholarships, though exactly how many remains to be seen.
Iowa Central Community College is located in Fort Dodge, Iowa.