Weekly News 11/27/2022

Paul Vowles

Week 13: 2022 – 2023 Velocity Short Course Season

Welcome to the first week of the "Winter" portion of the short course season! We hope everyone had a very Happy Thanksgiving!   We are excited to welcome back so many of our girl high school swimmers and wish the boys well on their high school season!  Of course, we hope to bring everyone back together for our home meet on 12/18/22!

Schedule Updates

Click here to access the practice schedule, meet schedules, and our google calendar.​   We are moving to the December schedule that we have linked for the last few weeks, Please note any changes for your schedules.

Special Notes​

  • Monday, November 28
    • SR2 North and NDT
      • Practice in Watertown 4:00 - 6:00pm (Joining SR1 North)
  • Friday, December 2
    • Practice will be in Watertown for the following groups due to lifeguard training in Delano
      • NDT, SR1 and SR2 (North and South): 4:00 - 6:00pm
      • Novice 2 North: 6:00 - 7:00pm
      • AG1 North: 6:00 - 7:30pm
      • AG2 North: 6:00 - 8:00pm
  • Saturday, December 3
    • No practice - All Groups

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 - Changes or Withdrawls: Sunday, November 27
    • 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.  
    • January 13-15
    • U of M
    • Registration Deadline: Monday, December 5
    • Open to all swimmers with qualifying times
      • Most qualifying swimmers are in Age Group 2, Senior 1, Senior 2, and NDT.
    • Silver or better times for 50 and 100 yard races
    • Gold time required for 200 yard or longer races

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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Meet Referee 101



John Witzel
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Equipment 101



Tom Bose
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More Trainings Coming Soon!

Coaching Positions Open!!!

  • Velocity is growing 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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