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Debra Hofmann

Our team store, through All American Swim, is open for business. You can find basic equipment and team suits options on this site. You can access our team store two different ways: Through our team link: https://theswimteamstore.net/catalog/category/view/s/peoria-area-water-wizards/id/1763/ Through All American Swim website: https://allamericanswim.com/ TEAM LOGIN USER - peoria PASSWORD - wizards

Debra Hofmann

Sim Rinkenberger and Josh Noll have been honored as part of USA Swimming’s 2021 Scholastic All-American Team! Congrats for big achievements in the pool AND the classroom ����♂️��

Debra Hofmann

Did the Olympics inspire you? Thinking about joining a swim team this year? PAWW is your team! ��Join us at Central Park Pool (Peoria) on any one of the below dates for an evaluation! We cant wait to see you! •Saturday, August 28, 2:30p-5p •Monday, August 30, 5p-7p •Tuesday, August 31, 5p-7p

Debra Hofmann

Swim clinics are coming. Join us for two, week-long technique clinics. Each day will focus on one of the 4 competitive strokes and the last day will focus on starts and turns. Clinics are free for PAWW athletes paid through August, and $75 per week for kids 10 and under and $90 per week for 11 and up. Clinics will take place at Peoria Central Pool. Week 1: August 16-20 8 & under – 5-6 p.m. 9-10 – 6-7 p.m. 11 & up – 7-8:15 p.m. Week 2: August 23-27...

Kaylee Dexter

Our PAWW team shirt this short course season displays the words “ordinary to extraordinary”. I chose these words as a way to validate the hard work and dedication that not only our swimmers, but parents/volunteers put into this team. Our team exemplifies this idea in more ways than one and we are blessed to have each and everyone of you. You are all champions. We have 272 registered swimmers with PAWW this season. The benefits of swimming are endless and starting out as a 6 year old in our bronze...

Kaylee Dexter

PAWW would like to share an article from the Peoria Journal Star: Maggie Scherder seems as if she was born to swim. She was also born with Down syndrome. And one more thing: She is a world champion. “In the water, she is a natural, watching her stroke in the water, you would never know she has Down syndrome,” said her mother, Sheila Scherder. “Maggie started swimming at age 8 through Special Olympics, and by age 10 her qualifying times were so fast she was swimming with adults.” Scherder, 17,...

Kaylee Dexter

Maggie Scherder is a PAWW swimmer who also swims for the USA National Down Syndrome Swim Team. She swam at an international swim meet in Nova Scotia, Canada last July 2018 and is planning on swimming at the Open European Championships in Sardinia, Italy this September. Down Syndrome International Swimming Organisation (DSISO) tracks the records. There are 3 main categories; open, junior (under 17 years old), and masters. There is also records by region. Maggie is in the Americas region which includes North, South and Central America. She holds a...

Kaylee Dexter

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...

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...

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...