Mantas Families,

I came home to a heat wave!  This past week I was travelling and working with the Gustavus Swim Team in Fort Myers, Florida.  When we left it was -20!  I am happy to be back with the team and ready for some of the best training and racing that we have all season! January is the best month for reaching goals in the pool. 

Here are a couple of events happening this month. 


MANTAS SWIM CLUB SNOW TUBING! – Saturday, January 27. 1:00pm – 3:00pm @ Mount Kato.  Join the team as we take our skills to the snow!  This is a fun event for all team and family members!  Last year we had a blast as a team on the hill.  Registration for this event is online RIGHT HERE.  The cost is $10 per swimmer and $15 for each family member. 


MANTAS SWIM CLUB PENGUIN INVITE! – Sunday, January 28. MSU HIGHLAND CENTER POOL This meet is for swimmers of all ages and abilities and is on of our final meets before we head into championship season.  The deadline to register is one week from today, Monday, January 15.  To register, click RIGHT HERE.



Now is the time to register for Volunteer Hours for the Mantas Penguin Invite!  The meet is taking place on Sunday, January 28.  There are two sessions.  Swimmers 12 years and younger will swim in the morning session.  Swimmes 13 years and older will swim in the afternoon session.  Please help by signing up for a volunteer slot.  Positions are need for timers, concessions, timing table workers, and more!  You can sign up by clicking  RIGHT HERE! Thank you for your support!



This week in novice we will start working on turns and starts.  We have been having the swimmers practicing swimming sets and keeping up with a set of swims.  All of the swimmers have shown great improvement during the season.  Our work on turns will help us get ready for the Mantas meet at the end of the month.   This group is making great strides, so please keep making practice and keep signing up for meets. Please if you have any questions please email me or talk to me after practice.  

Thanks Coach Paul


Here is our training schedule for the week.


Novice 6:30 – 7:30pm

Age Group 6:30 – 7:30pm

Senior 1&2  6:30 – 8:30pm


Tuesday @ GUSTAVUS

Novice 6:30 – 7:30pm

Age Group 6:30 – 7:30pm

Senior 1&2 6:30 – 8:30pm


Wednesday @ Mankato East

Age Group 5:30 – 6:30pm

Senior 1&2 5:30 – 7:30pm


Thursday @ Mankato East

Novice 5:30 – 6:30pm

Age Group 5:30 – 6:30pm

Senior 1&2 6:30 – 8:30pm


Friday  - ATLANTIS INVITE – Faribault High School – Warm Up at 5:00pm, Meet Start at 6:00pm.  Information to come. 


Sunday @ MSU

Senior 4:00 – 6:00pm



Please let me know if you have any questions. Have a great week!

Alex Lindstrom

Head Coach

Mantas Swim Club