Weekly News 11/6/2022

Paul Vowles

Week 10: 2022 – 2023 Velocity Fall/Winter Season

The seasons have definitely changed.   Please make sure that your swimmers have good hats and parkas after practice!  Almost all of you have picked up your Velocity gear; however, there are a few stragglers.  Please ask your coach at practice if yours is still at the pool (in Waconia or Delano).     

Schedule Updates

Click here to access the Fall practice schedule, meet schedules, and our google calendar.​

Special Notes​

  • AG2: Saturday practice in Delano now 630am - 830am

Upcoming Meet Schedules
Upcoming Meets (Click on the swim meet name for link to meet information):  
  • Storm Movember Invite
    • November 18-20
    • Lakeville, MN
    • Extended Final Registration Deadline: Sunday, November 6
    • Open to All Swimmers with Qualifying Times
      • Gold qualifying times or faster for Friday events
      • Silver qualifying times or faster for Saturday and Sunday events
      • Great meet for the boys before heading off to high school swim and for girls coming back!!  We are excited to be an invited team for the first USA meet at this new pool.
  • FOXJ Bronze Meet
    • November 20
    • Eden Prairie, MN
    • Extended Registration Deadline: Tuesday, November 8th
    • Open to Swimmers with Bronze and below Qualifying Times.
    • All novice and AG1 swimmers (that are not attending the STORM meet) should attend this meet.  
  • NEP Single Age State Championship
    • December 2-4
    • New Prague, MN
    • Registration Deadline: Monday, November 14
    • Open to 14 & Under swimmers with verifiable "Qualifying Time Standards." (See OOE Chart)
  • MMST Winter Sprint
    • December 10-11
    • Orono, MN
    • Registration Deadline: Monday, November 28
    • All swimmers are eligible to swim
  • VCTY Winter Splash (Home Meet)
    • December 18
    • Delano, MN
    • Registration Deadline: Friday, December 2
    • All Velocity swimmers are expected to attend
    • All Velocity families are expected to volunteer the day off, regardless if your swimmer is attending the meet. If you cannot volunteer the day of, please contact Linda and she can hopefully find a volunteer opportunity before the meet.  

ALL Velocity Swimmers must complete their USA Swimming Registration
  • USA Swimming has moved to an entirely new database and each family has to create their own account. Even if you currently have an account with USA Swimming, you will be required to create a new one.   Velocity is no longer be allowed to do it for you.   

To register, you must use the VCTY Specific link provided below.

  1. VCTY REGISTRATION LINK:  https://omr.usaswimming.org/omr/welcome/EDBC39B1F46242
  2. Register your athlete as a premium athlete.
  3. Athletes will be registering for the 2022-2023 Season (swims 9/1/2022 - 8/31/2023) 
  4. If your family qualifies for financial assistance, please contact our team administrator for a special link 

Swimmers must be registered with USA swimming to be able to practice.

Other News

Lifeguard Training

Delano Community Ed is offering a lifeguarding class the first weekend of December - more information can be found here.

Officials’ Training

The Minnesota Officials’ Committee is excited to offer the following clinics for September, October, and November 2022. We look forward to welcoming new officials to the swim community at the start of the short course season, and to work with advancing officials as volunteering in a new position on deck. All clinics are held via Zoom, begin at 7 PM, and last about 1 hour.​​​

  • Stroke and Turn 101 - Wednesday, November 9th - Sign up coming soon
  • Starter 101 - Monday, November 14th - Sign up coming soon
  • Equipment 101 (Setup of computer, timing console, etc.) - Thursday, November 17th - Sign up coming soon
  • Admin 201 - Monday, November 21st - Sign up coming soon
  • Stroke and Turn 201 - Tuesday, November 22nd - Sign up coming soon
  • Meet Referee 101 (Timed Final Meet Referee) - Tuesday, November 29th - Sign up coming soon

​Clinic attendance is required for new and advancing officials; interested officials unable to attend in real time may email me to request a recording. Please let me know if you have any questions! I look forward to seeing you on deck soon!


Coaching Positions Open!!!

  • Velocity is growning and we are looking for great coaches for your swimmers. If you or someone you know is interested in coaching, please contact Head Coach, Paul Vowles at [email protected]

I think that is everything! 

Coach Paul, Coach Carl, and Coach Linda