"Week 1"

Hello everyone,  


This is Ben Mauser, Head Coach of the 2020-2021 BLAZE Boys Swimming and Diving Team.   

Please make sure your athletes have seen this email and discuss it with them. Today was going to be Day 1 of the season until the announcement of the delay of winter sports by the Minnesota State High School League in accordance with Executive Order 20-99. The earliest date that our season can start at this time is December 19, 2020. In the meantime, the high school league has recognized the importance of the relationship between student athletes and their coaching staff and is allowing virtual contact between athletes until the restrictions of EO20-99 are lifted.  


This afternoon at 3:00pm I will be hosting the first virtual meeting of the season via Google Meets I will open the meeting at 2:55pm to allow time for logging in, etc. Today will be mostly for introductions and questions. We will have these meetings three times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays all of them will start at 3:00pm.  


This is not an athlete/parent meeting, this is for the team members and staff only. We will announce a parent meeting once more details are available. If you have questions, feel free to email me at  [email protected]  or call and leave a voicemail if necessary, at 612-280-6581.  


These meetings are not required to participate in the in-person season once we get to that point; however, I strongly recommend participation as this will help us in team building and getting to know each other.  We will also discuss skill development, goal setting, dryland workouts to do at home, etc.  


It is required to register for the booster club in order to be included in all team communications (events, practice cancellations, etc.) Please visit our team webpage at and create an account there to register for the booster club. Team updates and information as it is available will be shared here.   


Also, winter sport registration is available here: please complete this as soon as you can also.  


Further information from the MSHSL can be found here: