November 7, 2021
Weekly Practice Schedule
North and South
- All practices as regularly scheduled!!
Upcoming Meets and Deadlines
Upcoming meets have been loaded on to the website. Please take a look at the Events tab on the website.
Entries open for the following meets
- VCTY December Dare to be Fast in Delano
- AQJT Last Chance 2021 meet
- HURR Rock me like a Hurricane meet
- FOXJ Winter Classic
- Monday, November 8 - Entries due for AQJT Last Chance 2021 (on Dec. 18 & 19)
- Monday, November 8 - Change and withdrawal deadline for RFSC Autumn Dash (meet on Nov. 20 & 21)
- Monday, November 22 – Entries due for VCTY December Dare to be Fast (meet Dec. 4 & 5)
- Saturday and Sunday, November 13 & 14 - AQJT November Invite
- Thursday, November 18 – Novice Scrimmage in Delano
- Saturday and Sunday, November 20 & 21 – RFSC Autumn Dash in River Falls, WI
Meets added to schedule
- Saturday and Sunday, January 8 & 9 - MONC meet in Becker
- Saturday and Sunday, February 26 & 27 - MONC meet in Becker
- Spectators allowed!
Velocity December Home Meet
We are excited to be hosting our first home meet of the season on Dec 4th and 5th. Our Coaches, the board of directors and our volunteer coordinators have preparations well underway for the meet. Did you know that hosting a 2 day home meet requires over 400 volunteer hours? Velocity needs your help to run a successful meet! Please go to our event page in team unify Volunteer Sign-up, click on "job sign-up" and consider signing-up for a volunteer slot.
New to being a competitive swim parent? Don't worry about signing up for something you've never done before, we train our volunteers on the day of the meet and try to pair you up with an experienced swim parent. Volunteering your time is a great way to support Velocity, meet other parents on the team and be a part of the action on meet day!
We are in immediate need of someone to volunteer for the co-meet director position. We are looking for an experienced swim parent that understands how a meet operates and is willing to be the point person on the day of the meet for questions and logistics as well as helping Coach Carl with meet logistics prep leading up to the day of the meet day. Coach Carl needs the name of our co-meet director ASAP so that he can register our meet with MN Swim. If you are interested in the co-meet director position, please reach out to Coach Carl.
Mid-State All-Star Athlete and Coach Applications
The 2022 Mid-States All-Star 14 & Under Championships will be held in Indianapolis, IN and competition will take place on January 8th-9th, 2022. Swimmers/Coaches should plan on arriving in Indianapolis and be available no later than 4:30 PM on Friday, January 7th, for activities, including team warm-ups and team meeting. This is NOT a team travel meet. Team MN will not be providing/arranging travel arrangements for the swimmers.
Please note Hotel Blocks: Team MN is currently awaiting hotel blocks for the weekend of January 8th and 9th. It is important to note that because of the College Football Championships at Lucas Oil Stadium that weekend, all of the properties in the MidStates blocks will be outside of downtown.
This application must be completed by November 22nd at 12:00PM, if you wish to be considered for the 2022 Mid-States All Star Team. Head Coach (Amy Leopold) will be selecting the Team. Applicant must be a current USA Swimming member. HS boys wishing to participate must indicate that they are competing HS and have permission from their Athletic Director to compete. All interested MNSI swimmers with champ times and above are encouraged to apply.
8-12 athletes per gender, per age group (10&U, 11-12 , 13-14) will be selected for the 2022 team. Times will be considered through November 22nd and must be in SWIMS for consideration. Athletes will compete in events selected by staff, no exceptions. Once the team is finalized, swimmers will be directed to register on the Team MN Zone website and will pay the $85 team fee. Swimmers will be given 2 long sleeve T-shirts, sweat pants, swim backpack and 2 swim caps.
This application must be completed by November 15th at 8:00PM, if you wish to be considered for the 2022 Mid-States All Star Coaching Team. MNSI Staff and the Head Coach (Amy Leopold) will be selecting the Coaching Team. Applicant must be USA Swimming coach member with current credentials.
Special Opportunity: Coaches, Club Leaders, Officials and Parents
Did you know that athletes are about 3x more likely to develop an eating disorder than non-athletes? With societal pressure, strength and endurance-based activities, and an environment where being lean is encouraged, it’s no wonder why!
The Safe Sport and DE&I Committees of MN Swimming has partnered with WIthAll to offer a free, virtual training session focused on creating a healthy body image for athletes and creating a lifelong balanced relationship with food.
After attending this session, you'll feel prepared to play a role in creating a world where fewer kids have eating disorders, there are lower incidences of anxiety, depression, unhealthy excess weight, and so much more. You'll also get access to ongoing support and resources specifically tailored towards adults just like you.
This virtual training will be held on Wednesday, November 17that 12pm. It will last approximately 1 hour with additional time for questions if needed. To register for this free event, you can follow this link.
This training is open to coaches, club leaders, officials and other members of MN Swimming. For more information or questions on the training, please email Anne Knapp, Safe Sport Committee Chair.
For more information about WithAll, please check out their website.