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Peoria Area Water Wizards- PAWW

Our club is a USA year-round competitive swim team offering the finest professional technique instruction and coaching for all ages and abilities. The goal of our team is to provide every member an opportunity to improve their swimming skills and achieve success at their level of ability, from novice to international competitor.

All of our coaches, members of USA Swimming and have access to the most comprehensive training and certification program for youth coaches of any sport in the United States. They provide assurances that the time your children spend in swimming will be quality time.

Whether you strive for national level swimmer status or just want to swim with a good, competitive team, we have a place for you -- welcome to PAWW,  Peoria area’s total swimming program.  The Peoria Area Water Wizards Swim Team is designed to accommodate everyone interested in either a positive age group or senior competitive swim experience, for the new age grouper (perhaps as young as five years old) through the highly motivated national-level senior.  Keep in mind that this is a year-round competitive swim team, not a series of learn-to-swim lessons.  All team workouts and meet schedules have been carefully planned by the coaching staff and are executed in a group setting.

The age group swimming level is the place where youngsters should learn efficient stroke mechanics.  As the swimmers develop from age group to senior swimming, they will have a sturdy foundation of efficient strokes upon which they can continue to build conditioning and speed factors.

PAWW is registered with Illinois Swimming, Inc. (ISI) and USA Swimming .  Every swimmer will be registered with USA Swimming and possess a membership card.

The program is offered as a service to those who want their children in a competitive swim program.  The program is designed to meet the needs of all levels of competitive swimming within the limits set by the available resources.  The four major areas of development are:

1.        Physical development through proper workouts.

2.        Group interaction through dynamics at practice, meets, and social events.

3.        Self-esteem development through accomplishing individual goals.

4.        Self-actualization through planning goals and accepting the responsibility of working toward achieving them.

The basic program design is one where the amount of time available for practice increases as the swimmer matures and is, therefore, able to handle the increased physical pressures and demands on their time.

We are constantly growing and training young swimmers to maintain a well rounded competitive swim team. Thank you for joining us. We are looking forward to meeting you. Please feel free to ask another member or coach any question you may have.