I am so excited to work with you and your family in the pool! My name is Abigail Krows (rhymes with house) and in the picture is my husband Ryan Krows and our two daughters Elizabeth (older) and Lillian (younger). We live in the Lincolnshire neighborhood close to Indian Acres. I work at Franklin Middle School as a Functional Life Skills Teacher teaching 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students with Moderate to Severe special needs. I grew up in Kankakee, IL and did not have an amazing summer pool option like Indian Acres (IA). Our family joined Indian Acres after Elizabeth was born in 2010 and pretty much live here in the summers. Both girls absolutely love IA Day Camp, IA staff, and all the wonderful friends they make here every summer.
I have grown up in water. In Kankakee, I started on the YMCA swim team at age 6 all the way through high school and was blessed to receive a scholarship to Northern Illinois University (NIU) in DeKalb, IL. I started teaching swim lessons and life guarding at age 15 for park districts or YMCA's or both in Kakakee, DeKalb, and Champaign until I was 26. I helped run swim camps through NIU and I have coached for DeKalb County Swim Team (DCST), Aquachiefs (now HEAT), and for Central High School. I worked as a pool manager for the DeKalb Park District's Hopkins Park Pool (very similar to Sholem) for 4 years. I have taken a break from working at pools after I started having children and am super excited join the Indian Acres family. Can't wait to meet you and help your children become better swimmers!
What Sets Our Swim Camp Apart
Our Day Camp is the only camp in the area whose center focus is swim lessons and safety.
Your child is assessed by our professionally trained staff on Mondays and a unique program is given to your child to move them forward in their swim skills over the course of their summer at IA. You will receive written weekly communication from our deck staff on your child's progress.
Each day your child will get a swim lesson, plus free swim (Papooses have free swim on Fridays).
Our ratios in the water are 1:1, 1:3 and 2:3.
All staff are trained, evaluated, and critiqued to maintain the highest levels of excellence.