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Danielle Wentzel

To all Club Presidents and Head Coaches: Hello! We are proud to announce that the Minnesota Swimming Athlete Committee will be hosting our very first in-person athlete leadership summit on May 23 at the Aquajets Aquatic Center! This summit will include classroom sessions about leadership styles, a short pool session, and a Q&A with some of Minnesota’s most elite swimmers! Throughout these activities, we will ensure all required COVID safety procedures and protocols are in place, including masking and distancing. This is highly encouraged for all club representatives and the...

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MN Swimming end-of-season apparel, towels, and blankets are now available! Even though we won't have the traditional winter MACs, MRCs or State Meets this year, you can still purchase limited-edition Minnesota Swimming 2020ne apparel. Apparel Items (due March 21st) - Click HERE Towels and Swim Blankets (due April 30th) - Click HERE

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To: USA Swimming club leaders Following several club inquiries, we would like to clarify that any alleged COVID-19 related incidents, either positive tests or asymptomatic, should be submitted through the standard Report of Occurrence (ROO) system: https://fs22.formsite.com/usaswimming/form18/index.html The insurer will maintain the ROO as an incident only but no additional action will be undertaken unless a formal liability claim is ever filed. As shared in past communication, the participant accident insurance does not cover for Covid-19 or other transmitted or contagious illness. The club should be following the guidelines as...

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Introducing: MNSI Interim Executive Director, Danielle Wentzel On behalf of the Board of Directors of Minnesota Swimming, it is my pleasure to announce that last evening, the Board approved the recommendation of the Personnel Committee to hire Danielle Wentzel as the Interim Executive Director and Treasurer of Minnesota Swimming. Danielle brings with her a passion for swimming, having been involved in it for the past 11 years, as well as significant experience in accounting and finance with Ameriprise Financial and KPMG. Danielle has a BS in Business from the Carlson...

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Upcoming: Safety Training for Swim Coaches (Bloomington) There are two upcoming Safety Training for Swim Coaches opportunities. Both sessions will be held at Valley View Middle School in Bloomington, MN. Both dates include in-water training, and include options with or without CPR training. The training sessions will be offered on Tuesday, September 1st and Tuesday, October 6th. To enroll, use the links below: • Course with CPR • Course without CPR Please note the following: Prerequisites: 1. Must be 15 years old on or before the final scheduled session of...

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Safe Sport Training Updates, July 28th Safe Sport Club Contacts, Presidents, Head Coaches, and MNSI Safe Sport Committee, New Evening Sessions are Available this Week for Parents and Athletes These sessions are hosted by USA Swimming Safe Sport staff to help clubs achieve training requirements of the Safe Sport Club Recognition Program. NOTE: They are being offered twice a month going forward. Wednesday, July 29 @ 7:00 p.m. Central - Parent Training https://zoom.us/j/93724361466?pwd=OVF4RFlNZFpaMHhqSEVVRGwzbmpQUT09 Thursday, July 30 @ 7:00 p.m. Central - Athlete Training (12 - 18 years old) https://zoom.us/j/97633664936?pwd=YnpXZmljME5PcldacW9ZQ0w5YTFIZz09 TIPS...

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Return to Practice - June 10, 2020 USA Swimming re-opening guidelines and pool spacing diagrams were reviewed with epidemiologists from the Minnesota Department of Health. The 6-foot spacing is considered acceptable for multiple athletes per lane following those guidelines. Your updated facility plans may include these revised numbers and diagrams must be agreed to by your facility owner/operator. This can be started under the Phase 3 reopening beginning June 10th. For additional questions please reach out to Sport Development Director John Bradley via email or by phone at 507-226-1955. Please...

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2020 Central Zone Diversity Select Camp Participant Profiles In 2020, eight #MNswim athletes were chosen to participate in the Central Zone Diversity Select Camp in its online format. The purpose of the camp is to create an atmosphere of Motivation and Educational opportunities for athletes of underrepresented cultural, ethnic and socioeconomic groups to develop the necessary Leadership skills to achieve Excellence in their sport and their home communities. Profiles for each selected athlete can be found below: Ashley Miranda Limon (NEP) Favorite Event: My favorite event is either the 200...

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Update to the MDH Guidance for Social Distancing in Youth Sports and MN’s “Stay Safe MN” Plan Following sessions with the State of Minnesota Governor’s Cabinet, the MN Department of Health (MDH) released updated documents to address the return of “Organized Youth Sports” in Minnesota. The “Stay Safe MN” Plan document displays the timeline on which the State is currently operating. A few important notes on this: As noted in the plan, we are currently in Phase I until June 1st. Minnesota Swimming operations fall under the “Organized Youth Sports”...

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Summer Championship Series Cancellation Due to COVID-19 uncertainty the Minnesota Swimming LSC Board of Directors has canceled the 2020 Summer Championship Series. This includes the Minnesota Achievement Championships, the Minnesota Regional Championships, the 14&U State Championship, the Senior State Championship, and the Open Water State Championship. This was a hard decision for everyone on the board to make but it was done so for the safety of all our members and their families throughout the LSC. We look forward to the day when all our members can participate as a...