Weekly News 12/4/2022

Paul Vowles

Week 14: 2022 – 2023 Velocity Short Course Season

Amazing weekend for three of our swimmers at Age Group State. Riley, Ginny and Emma brought home a lot of hardware.  Welcome to week 2 of the "Winter" portion of the short course season! Congratulations to our Single Age Group Championship swimmers, who had a fantastic meet this weekend in New Prague! 

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​ - Practice Adjustments for the Week

  • Monday, December 5
    • SR1 North
      • Practice in Delano 7:00 - 9:00pm (Joining SR2 North and NDT)
  • Thursday, December 8
    • SR1 North, SR2 North, and NDT
      • Practice in Delano 4:00 - 6:00pm
  • Saturday, December 10
    • SR (North and South) and NDT
      • Practice in Delano 8:00 - 10:00am
    • Age Group (North and South)
      • No Practice - Metro Marlins Meet in Orono

Upcoming Meet Schedules

Upcoming Meets (Click on the swim meet name for link to meet information):    
  • MMST Winter Sprint
    • December 10-11
    • Orono, MN
    • Registration Deadline: Monday, November 28 CLOSED
    • All swimmers are eligible to swim
  • VCTY Winter Splash (Home Meet)
    • December 18
    • Delano, MN
    • EXTENDED Registration Deadline: Monday, December 5
    • 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.  
  • MONC January Invite
    • January 7-8
    • Likely in Becker, MN
    • Registration Deadline: Wednesday, December 14
    • Event file coming soon!
    • 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
  • SFST January Invite 
    • Januaryn 20-22
    • Sioux Falls, SD
    • Registration Deadline: Monday, January 2
    • Event file coming soon
    • Team hotel information (See below)

Sioux Falls Hotel Information

Velocity has secured blocks of rooms at two hotels right next door to each other (they are the same hotels as last year that share a parking lot – the Fairfield Inn & Suites and the Residence Inn. Please use the following booking link to make your reservation by December 20th.

Book Your Group/Corporate Rate | Marriott International

Here are the types of rooms we have reserved at each property:

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. ***

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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