Thursday, September 22, 1983
Team jumped to capacity with word of mouth buzz, by September 22 -- upon arrival at the end of August
The prior year, the PAWW team had less than 30 swimmers. In summers, none swam with PAWW. We had a fun "Meet the Coach Night" and things zoomed forward.
Joining the Peoria Area Water Wizards was the talk of the town. Coaches were hired. Expansion was through the roof. We had to pump the brakes.