Thursday, July 25, 1985
Dear Swimmers and Parents -- to the PAWW squad
Sunday, July 14, 1985
Wednesday, July 10, 1985
PAWW Prints, coach published this newsletter
- Published by Coach Mark instead of the PAWW Parents
Mrs. Karen Lamb and family are in transition to new home in the Chicago area. The PAWW Team will miss them and it will be hard to replace the volunteer support with the board, newsletter, swim and many other duties.
We need parental support to make this program a success. Can you help. We need it!
PAWW FAMILIES PARTICIPATING IN THE JOURNAL STAR MEET
Come to the picnic after the Journal Star meet at the Lake View Complex. The park board wants to "thank you" -- all PAWW parents and families for their many volunteer hours graciously given to the swimming program.
Ice skating, roller skating, and the pool will be available for all adults and children at no cost from 6-9 p.m. Passes will be available at the picnic. The regular fee will apply at Rainbow Bend.
Bring your own eating utensils, sandwiches, chicken, McDonalds, or whatever your own family desides to eat. Ice tea and lemonade will be furnished. Also bring lawn chairs and/or blankets.
On August 9-10-11, the 1985 Central Zone Championships will be held in Little Rock, Arkansas. Qualifying time for this meet is AAA for each event. Swimmers who have achieved the short course AAA standard but not the long course time may enter at the qualifying time. There will be standard events for the following age groups: 10 & under, 11 & 12, 13 & 14, 15 & 16, 17 & 18, (see attached). The age of the swimmer on the first day of the meet, August 9th, will govern the entire meet. This is a prelim and finals meet, with the top eight fastest times swimming in finals at night.
The Zone Meet -
The Zone Meet is a fantastic experience and one of a swimmers highlights in a career. Mark wants as many swimmers as possible attending this meet. Become an Illinois All-Star - shoot for AAA times. Attend these important meets even the first time you have qualified so you will be further motivated to keep improving. Too often swimmers qualify and do not attend- so they never have the drive to qualify the next season, then they fizzle-out and burn-out. Swimmers who go to big important meets do not burnout as the have challenges and new dreams to work toward. And, most PAWW swimmers who are toughly prepared will go to meets at the season's conclusion and score points.
Mark will encourage most swimmers to attend zones instead of nationals this summer season. Swimmers of this ability level and with these types of goals should be meeting regularly with the coach to make future plans.
State Fair Spectacular
SUSA-SAC-PAWW will hold a two day long course meet at the beautiful pool next to the state fair. The meet will be smaller than the big ones and much better than the little ones. Cost is only $1.00 per swimmer in all events with medals/ribbons too. we want to offer this meet on our schedule as an alternative to not swimming. If you go to only one long-course meet this summer, this should be the one. Any swimmer who would like to go is welcome. It will be a great relaxing morning meet. The information is posted on the team bulletin board. Sign-up with Coach Mark.
PASS Championships- August 6-8, 1985 Central Park Pool
Peoria Area Summer Swimming Championships is a new meet for summer swim teams. The Peoria Park District is hosting the meet with the help of the PAWW parents and all the swim teams that enter. Get your summer swim team involved in this fun exciting new meet. Call Mark for details. PAWW WILL NOT BE ENTERING AS A TEAM. PAWW swimmers should swim with their local clubs. However, Logan and Central Park Pool will be fielding teams.
Monday, July 01, 1985
News of the Peoria Journal Star Swim Meet
Expect broken swim records Central Illinois meet opens
By DAVE REYNOLDS of the Journal Star
This year, more than any year of the recent history of the 42nd annual Central Illinois Swim Meet, may seem like a broken record.
Fourteen records have been broken in each of the past two meets, but Peoria Area Water Wizards coach Mark Rauterkus envisions many more than that in this weekend's meet, co-sponsored by the Park District and the Journal Star.
“There could be 20 or 30 records broken," said Rauterkus. "Beth Veerman is seeded over 12 seconds faster than the record in the 13-14 girls 200 individual medley. And Kara Bauernfeind has a chance for three state records in the meet.
"To my knowledge, there's never been a state record set in this meet."
Bauernfeind, a 10-year-old from Pekin, recently established a state best in the 10-and-under age group for the 50-meter freestyle with a clocking of :30.48, beating a 5-yearold mark held by Bridgett Bowman of Joliet. It was only the second 10-and-under state record broken in the past five years.
Bauernfeind is seeded at better than two seconds faster than the meet record in three events the 50-yard freestyle, the 50-yard breastroke and the 100-yard individual medley. Her seed time is also withing a second of the state mark in each event.
Kara Bauernfeind. 10, is gearing up for this weekend's Central Illinois Swim Meet at Central Park Pool. Bauernfeind, from Pekin, set a state record last week in the girls 10-and-under freestyle in a time of 30:48. She has a shot at three more state records this weekend.
Veerman, a 13-year-old from Pekin, already owns seven meet records and, by moving into a new age group, has a chance to add to that record total.
The meet's oldest record, Bob Markowski's 20-year-old :26.8 in the boys 11-12 50 freestyle, will be threatened by two swimmers -- Derek Amerman and Curt Herrin.
Approximately 450 swimmers, about the same as last year, will compete in the meet Saturday and Sunday at Central Park Pool. Two new age groups, six and under and seven and under, will break up the always huge 8-and-under classification.
"In the past we've had as many as 40 kids fighting for eight spots in the eight and unders," Rauterkus said. "this will give everyone a better chance and should be really cute."
One other difference from past years is that novice swimmers will only compete in the 9-10 bracket, thus causing the novice / consolation records to be retired.
The meet begins at 9 am Saturday. The morning session consists of preliminaries for all age groups 10 and under. Preliminaries fro the older swimmers continue Saturday afternoon.
Open and Masters swimmers compete Sunday morning, beginning at 9 am with the age group finals beginning Sunday at 1 pm. To qualify for Sunday's finals, swimmers must finish in the top eight of their event. Warm ups begin an hour earlier than each session.