The Aquajets Swim Team was founded by successful swim coach and innovator, Jon Foss, on the premise that there be another competitive swim team in the state of Minnesota that would help spread the popularity of the sport to all young athletes. In 2007, Aquajets was acquired by a non-profit, member-owned entity called the Newjets, Inc., formed by several Aquajets parents and coaches. The Newjets /Aquajets Swim Team operates as a tax-exempt entity organized under 501c(3) of the IRS. The team is run by an elected Board of Directors with the Head Coach acting as the Chairperson.

The team began in a small local pool with a handful of swimmers, most new to the sport. Based on the belief that Aquajets would “teach each child to think and train like champions,” the program flourished. With the growth of the team came additions to the staff as well. A huge part of our team’s success is the attention that is given to every participant, keeping each individual’s progress in the sport the highest priority.

From the beginning, Aquajets has been training its athletes for competition with a strong and constant drive for each individual’s success in and out of the pool. Aquajets emphasizes the teaching of proper technique and racing skills to ensure each participant can swim at his or her fullest potential. No matter where a swimmer enters this program on his or her swimming journey, there are still many things to benefit from.

The team has its eyes set on the future of the program with continual growth and success. In December 2012, Aquajets became the first and only team in the state of Minnesota to lease and maintain three competitive swimming pools, creating an awesome environment for growth and innovation. The Aquajets' Aquatic Center features three, 25-yard pools (a 5-lane training pool, an 8-lane competition pool, and a 4-lane warm water training pool). In addition, the Aquajets’ dryland program is on-site and managed by our own experienced coaches. The dryland program was expanded in 2014 with the addition of an 11,000 square foot training center right next to our swimming pools. Dryland training is fully integrated into the program for the entire team.

The team takes great pride in its humble beginnings and will always continue to have a strong drive toward the future!