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Kelly Dexter Feb 18, 2019

PAWW continues to be a progressive team and fierce competitor in the sport of year round competitive swimming in Central Illinois. Our season began with PAWW acquiring another local team, adding a third practice site, and wishing our long time head coach success with his new team. You may say the start of our season began with some “holding their breath”.  Holding your breath in swimming is a learning process. New swimmers must learn to hold their breath and dive in (put their head in the water). Not an easy...

Kelly Dexter Feb 10, 2019

PAWW had the top team score in the Laura Manikas Meet hosted by Funky Fish Swim Club. PAWW finished the meet with a total of 2949.50 team points.  We had 26 swimmers with 100% best times which is 25% of our swimmers at the meet. We had 31 swimmers who missed 100% by one swim which is 31% of our swimmers at the meet. As a team we had 527 individual swims. 328 of those swims were best times which is 62% as a team! AWESOME JOB SWIMMERS!!! 100% Best...

Kelly Dexter Feb 1, 2019

PAWW traveled across the state to Indiana to compete at two meets in January. The first one in St. John, IN is where Illinois Age Group State will be hosted next month. With just 32 swimmers braving the cold and snow we achieved 62% best times with 134/215 individual swims and scoring over 2500 team points with the 6th highest team total.  High Point award winners: Keagan Boerke (1st) 8 under boys, Bailey Amerman (2nd) 11-12 girls, Josh Noll (1st) 13-14 boys, and Kaylee Dexter (2nd) 13-14 girls. Swimmers with...

Kelly Dexter Dec 17, 2018

November and December had PAWW at 3 meets. We split our team and attended two meets on the same weekend in mid November, Brown Deer, WI and Springfield, IL. We also had HS girls State the same weekend...phew!    We then attended the BNSC Holiday Prelim/Finals to Wrap Up our meets for the year.   2019 will take us to Indiana twice and back to the Bloomington area before we host the Illinois Regional Championship meet for our region and move into the higher level Age Group State and Senior...

Kelly Dexter Nov 21, 2018

Our Spooktacular team hosted event was a big success. We had 176 PAWW swimmers entered in the meet with 98 of them swimming their first meet of the season - to many names to mention:) Congratulations to all our participants. We hope many of you enjoyed the event and continue to sign up for meets through February and you may just qualify for a Championship meet. Parker Herrin (12) achieved a Regional cut in the 50 free. He joins our growing Championship Team We are already looking forward to planning...

Kelly Dexter Oct 28, 2018

PAWW helped support the BNSC & Olympia swim teams by sending swimmers to the Rachel A Dean and Coach Susan Schuber Memorial Meets just a few weeks before our own team hosted Spooktacular event. We want to mention a few highlights from those meets: BNSC: PAWW had 16 swimmers with 100% best times which included 69 total events Elise Ahrens (12)  Spencer Bradburn (10)  Paytyn Dykes (9) Mario Garcia (14) Sophia Gast (8) Olivia Hepp (8) Anna Johannsen (9) Sage Johnson (9) Jenna Kozinski (9) Ashley Lal (11) Harlow McKeever...

Aug 26, 2018

Our Peoria Area Water Wizards (PAWW) continues to produce swimmers who are recognized by our governing body, IL Swimming, as Top Ten swimmers in individual single age events. IL Swimming has posted the Top Ten list for the 2018 LCM season. We are pleased to announce 6 swimmers who achieved this recognition: BAILEY AMERMAN Age 10 under JOSH NOLL Age 13 KAYLEE DEXTER Age 14 SIMEON RINKENBERGER Age 15 JUSTIN ALDERSON Age 15 and Age 16 (aged up mid season) ASHTON AMERMAN Age 17 These swimmers dedicated long hours in...

Jul 9, 2018

PAWW takes on a global message for its LCM Championship Team and upcoming Regional Championship    PAWW will utilize our main practice site, Central Park pool, to host 1 of the 6 “2018 IL Swimming Summer Regional Championships”. As a host, it is requested that we have a theme to incorporate into the event. While we have used flip flops, surf boards, license plates, popsicles, and beach balls at past events we thought we would go global this year and focus on marine life. The idea was sparked by a recent...

Apr 5, 2018

PAWW is bringing in Bryce Bohman to run a two-day swim clinic at PAWW on April 9th  and 10th. This clinic will be absolutely free to all PAWW swimmers but, you must be registered with PAWW for the upcoming season to take advantage of this opportunity!   Bryce has 20 years of competitive swimming experience. A Moline, Illinois native as well as a West Virginia University alumni, Bryce is a professional swimmer for the University of Texas Post Graduate Group. Bryce now coaches for Longhorn Aquatics and he is a 2x NCAA...

Mar 20, 2018

Age Group State Wrap Up   Two Central Illinois Teams rank in the top 25 at Illinois Swimming Age Group State. The 14 under State Meet hosted over 1300 swimmers and 93 teams. PAWW and Champaign YMCA Heat were the only 2 Central Illinois Teams placing in the top 25.    PAWW had 21 swimmers compete at the meet this past weekend in Pleasant Prairie, WI. We scored a total of 375 total Team points with a 25th place finish with Champaign YMCA Heat Scoring 469.5 and placing 19th. Our...