PAWW Training Group Descriptions 

Practice schedules can be found for each group by referring to our Calendar

Each swimmer is assigned to a specific practice group by the coaching staff after an initial skill evaluation. The Coaches will make all decisions regarding initial group placement and subsequent group changes. Although times are a partial basis for group placement, the PAWW program focuses on swimming skills and techniques. Swimmers will be required to meet certain skill levels to be promoted to the next swimming level.

 



                                                                               


 

Bronze Group: All ages

Primary focus of this developmental group is proper fluid mechanics and building the swimming endurance necessary to swim 4 legal strokes (as per USA swimming rules).

  • Each session will begin with developing proper full-stroke technique for Freestyle & Backstroke through kicking, drilling, and swimming.
  • Breastroke and Butterfly are first introduced to the group by kicking only, until the group is ready to begin progressing to drills, and swimming.
  • Move-ups must be approved by our Head Coach before being allowed to register for the next level

                                                     Level Requirements:

      1. Must be able to swim a legal Freestyle for 25 yards without any assistance with proper side breathing.

     2. Must be able to swim a legal Backstroke for 25 yards without any assistance.

 

 


 

Silver Group: Typical age range 8-12

The primary focus of this group is to build a foundation of proper technical and physical endurance to be successful at swim meets.

                                                                     LEVEL  REQUIREMENTS:

1. Must be able to swim a 200 freestyle under 4 minutes

2. Must be able to swim a legal 100 IM

3. Must be able to swim all strokes legally in a 50 yard event

 

**NEW GROUP Peoria location only:   Senior PREP: Typical age range 8-12:

 

  **REQUIREMENT - MUST HAVE REGIONAL CUT IN THEIR AGE CATEGORY FOR THE UPCOMING SEASON:

 

Swimmers in this group will receive more advanced training and technique to match the level of competition that they have achieved. This group is truly an introduction to the competitive swimming landscape. The goal is to prepare them for their high school years and to prepare for high level competition.

LEVEL REQUIREMENTS:

1. Must already meet the Silver level requirements:

(200 free under 4 minutes, legal 100 IM, legal in all strokes in 50 yard events)

2. **MUST HAVE A REGIONAL CUT IN THEIR AGE CATEGORY FOR THE UPCOMING SEASON

 




 

 

Gold Group: Typical age 13-18

The primary focus of this group is to continue to develop technical and physical skills with respect to high school and senior levels of competition.

LEVEL REQUIREMENTS:

1. Must be able to swim a 200 freestyle in under 3 minutes

2. Must be able to swim a legal 400 IM in under 6:30.00

3. Must be able to swim all strokes legally for a 100 yard event

 

 

SENIOR: Typical age 13-18 **PEORIA LOCATION ONLY

 

Swimmers in this group will receive the most advanced training that PAWW has to offer with respect to coaches plan for each individual. This group is designed to bring our top level athletes to the highest level attainable.

LEVEL REQUIREMENTS:

1. MUST HAVE AN IL SWIMMING SENIOR STATE CUT

2. MUST MAINTAIN 90% PRACTICE ATTENDANCE EACH MONTH