Weekly News 11/20/2022

Paul Vowles

Week 12: 2022 – 2023 Velocity Fall/Winter Season

Congratulations to all Velocity swimmers who had meets this weekend. There were two separate club meets in Eden, Prairie and Lakeville, as well as, many Velocity swimmers were participating in the girls high school state competition at the U.   Whether your swimmer was in their first meet or fighting for a 1st place finish at a state meet, your coaches at Velocity are cheering you on! 

Schedule Updates

Click here to access the Fall practice schedule, meet schedules, and our google calendar.​   We also have included our preliminary December calendar as we shift to having the girls high school back in the water and we wish the boys high school swimmer well on their high school season.   

The preliminary December schedule can be found on our schedule page here or a direct link is here.

Special Notes​

If your swimmer is on vacation this week, please let us know   

  • Thursday, November 25th 
    • Hsppy Thanksgiving!! No practices 
  • Friday, November, 26th
    • No regular practice for Novice - AG2
    • Seniors and NDT
      • 9:00 - 11:00 am @ Delano (tentative time based on pool availability).
    • Single Age Group State Qualifiers for December meet
      • Tentative 
        • 9:00 - 11:00 am @ Delano.
  • Saturday, November 27th
    • No practice, holiday weekend 

Upcoming Meet Schedules
Upcoming Meets (Click on the swim meet name for link to meet information):   
  • 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.

  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.​​​

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!



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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

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