Peoria Area Water Wizards Lessons

Due to Tier 3 Mitigations PAWW's Learn To Swim Program is on hold until further notice

PAWW's Learn To Swim Program is offered with a commitment to helping your child aged 4-12 become water safe.

November 2020 Sessions--Online Registration opens Wednesday, October 21st--scroll to the bottom of this page to register now!

PAWW Fall 2020-21 Learn To Swim Program Schedule

We offer M/W Lessons, T/TH Lessons, and Sunday Lesson options, all held at Central Pool. Each session offers 7 lessons of 25 minutes each. M/W and T/TH time slots are offered at various times between 9am and 1pm (see program and location filters below to check lesson time availaility at each level). Sunday time slots are offered between 7:00-8:00pm. More time slots may be offered in future sessions as Covid-19 accommodations and staffing permit. The cost is $100.00 per 7 lesson session.

Session   M/W Lessons       T/TH Lessons     SUN Lessons
                         
1   Sept 9, Sept 14, Sept 16, Sept 21,    Sept 10, Sept 15, Sept 17, Sept 22,  Oct 11, 18, 25
    Sept 23, Spet 28, Sept 30     Sept 24, Sept 29, Oct 1   Nov 8, 15,22, Dec 6
                         
2   Oct 7, Oct 12, Oct 14, Oct 19     Oct 8, Oct 13, Oct 15, Oct 20      
    Oct 21, Oct 26, Oct 28     Oct 22, Oct 27, Oct 29      
                         
3   Nov 4, Nov 9, Nov 11, Nov 16     Nov 5, Nov 10, Nov 12, Nov 17,      
    Nov 18, Nov 30, Dec 2     Nov 19,Dec 1, Dec 3        
 

These are PAWW's swim lesson levels:

Pups (First Level) 

For children who have had no prior lesson experience or are not yet comfortable putting their face in the water. The focus is adjustment to the water and swimmers learn to blow bubbles, put their heads underwater and do bobs. They also practice assisted front and back floats and jumping in from the side. We provide a fun and safe introduction to the water. 

Otter (Second Level) 

For students who can float but not yet swim.This level builds on what has been taught in the pups level. Students learn to float on their back and belly unassisted and are introduced to the arm movements of crawl and back strokes. They are taught the T-start ready position and how to do streamline torpedoes (front and back float and kick) with assistance, with the goal of preparing students for the independent basic water skills taught at the next level. 

Salmon (Third Level) 

For students who can float and also swim about 10 feet.This level has swimmers learning to swim crawl and back stroke for 5-10 meters and streamline torpedoes on front and back without assistance. Flutter kick is emphasized and swimmers are required to kick a half length of the pool with a water noodle before moving to the next level. Swimmers also learn to tread water. 

Dolphin (Fourth Level) 

For students who can swim about 1/2 length of the pool. Swimmers continue working on crawl and back strokes, specifically on breakouts (off a ready position T-start from the wall) with good form. Swimmers now kick a full length of the pool and are also introduced to breast stroke kick and to tread water for 15 seconds.

Orca (Fifth Level) 

For students nearing the ability to swim a full length of pool. Swimmers in this level gain endurance to swim full lengths of the pool crawl stroke with correct side breathing and full lengths of backstroke also with proper form. Kicking emphasis will be on a strong flutter kick, a legal and effective breast stroke kick and a dolphin kick. We teach a forward somersault and tread water for 30 seconds. The goal is to make swimmers ready for successful tryout at the Bronze level of PAWW's Swim Team should they desire to do so.

If you have questions or are unsure of what level to register your child for, please contact program director Coach Katie Snyder at [email protected] 

Online Registration--Start Below

Welcome to PAWW's Learn to Swim Program's electronic lesson registration platform! The registration process is simple for both new and returning families.  You'll get access to your own private account to view/edit your contact information and current and past class histories.

To Register:

  1. You may use the Program and Location Filters above to narrrow down your choices.
  2. Click on the desired Class Level below to expand it and see available class times.
  3. If there are Session and Class Filters, you may use those to further narrow down your choices.
  4. Click the green Register button under the class of your choice and follow the prompts.
  5. Repeat the process to add multiple students to the same registration/shopping cart.