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Weekly Update - November 21, 2021

Good Evening!  

What an amazing weekend many of our swimmers had! We say goodbye to many of our high school boys as captains practices begin soon and welcome back our girls.    

Many of our Velocity Girls were at the high school state swim meet this weekend and we congratulate each and every one of them!   
 

Changes to Weekly Practice Schedule

North  

  • Monday, November 22nd
    • Senior can join Senior 6-8 pm at Safari 
  • Tuesday, November 23rd
    • Senior can join AG2 from 6-8 at Delano 
      or Senior 6-8 pm at Safari 
  • Wednesday, November 24th
    • Senior can join AG2 from 7-8:30 at Delano 
      or Senior 6-8 pm at Safari 

North and South

Thursday, November 25- Saturday November 27th

Thanksgiving Break - no practice
 

Winter Session Begins November 29th

Every winter season brings changes and this one is no different. Please check your practice training group schedules. There are some pool space restrictions and changes at our main locations, so make sure you know when and where you need to be. If there is any confusion, please reach out to Paul, Linda or Carl.   

  • Some schedules have changed.     
  • Schedule can be found here  
  • Google calendars will be updated this week 

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 home meet in Delano December 5
  • FOXJ meet at U of M January 14-16
  • (Qualifying times needed Champ times)

Deadlines for Entries 

  • VCTY home meet - Due Monday, November 29th

Deadlines for Changes/Withdrawls

  • VCTY home meet - Due Monday, November 29th
  • HURR at U of M - Due Monday, November 29
  • FOXJ at U of M - Due Friday, December 3

Velocity December Home Meet

We are excited to be hosting our first home meet of the season! Some teams had to back out of the meet and we have condensed the meet to just one session, Sunday, December 5th. Unfortunately, when the meet was restructured, the volunteer list and meet entries were deleted. Please sign up again! We had over 65 swimmers signed up and we would like to see even more. This is our only fall home meet, so we would like every swimmer to be signed up.  

Volunteers - we need you! 

New to being a competitive swim parent? Dont worry about signing up for something youve 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!  

 

Mid-State All-Star Athlete and Coach Applications

General Information

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.

Athletes Application

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.