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Mallory Weggemann from unattached Minnesota was named to the Paralympic team swimming in Tokyo this summer in 2021.

Danielle Wentzel

Natalie Sims from Minneapolis Otters was named to the Paralympic team swimming in Tokyo this summer in 2021.

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Regan Smith, 19, from Riptide Swim Team was named to her first Olympic team swimming in Tokyo this summer in 2021. She will be racing the 100 backstroke and 200 butterfly. Regan has hold the American Records in 100 and 200 backstroke SCY and World Record in the 200 backstroke LCM.

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Summer Schmit, 17, from St. Croix Swim Club was named to her first Paralympic team swimming in Tokyo this summer in 2021. She will be racing the 400 free, 100 breaststroke, 100 free, 200 IM, and 100 fly. Her favorite event is the 200 IM. She currently holds seven American Records SCY and four American records LCM.

Danielle Wentzel

The Athlete Committee exists to provide a diverse array of athlete opinions and feedback to the Board of Directors and/or other committees. Athlete representation is crucial because without the athletes, MNSI would cease to operate. By applying for a position on the Athlete Committee, you are applying to improve the sport of swimming within Minnesota in a very meaningful way. In order to serve on the Athlete Committee you must: • Be a registered MNSI athlete • Be willing and able to participate in committee meetings (generally Zoom conferencing) •...

Ann Watanabe

At the 2021 Grand Finale Meet held in Rochester, on April 11, Rebecca was awarded the 2021 Minnesota Swimming Outstanding Service Award. She received the award from General Chair, Ann Watanabe (right) and Executive Director, Danielle Wentzel (left). Through it all, Rebecca has been a leader in developing processes to help build efficiency and compliance within the LSC, advocates for all athletes, and as a whole, has made Minnesota Swimming a better organization. Rebecca’s tireless service and devotion to the sport of swimming, ensuring athletes are our top priority, are...

John Bradley

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...

Minnesota Swimming

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...

Minnesota Swimming

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...

Minnesota Swimming

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...