Weekly News 1/1/2023

Paul Vowles

Week 18: 2022 – 2023 Velocity Short Course Season

Welcome to week 5 of the "Winter" portion of the short course season! We hope everyone had a very Happy New Years!

Schedule Updates

Click here to access the practice schedule, meet schedules, and our google calendar.​  We have a crazy week coming up with high school meets in both pools AND potential of 9+" of snow due on Tuesday, so please check your google calendars.

 Please note any changes for your schedules.

Week of 1/1/23 - 1/6/23 - changes only are listed below:

  • Monday (1/2)
    • NDT and SR (All): moved to Delano 930-1130am
    • all other practices as scheduled
  • Tuesday (1/3)
    • NDT and SR (All): moved to Watertown 345-545pm
      • Any SR North swimmer that cannot make Watertown can join AG2 6-8pm in Delano
    • Novice 2 South:moved to Delano 645-745pm
    • AG1 South: moved to Delano 6-730pm
    • AG2 South: moved to Delano 6-8pm
  • Wednesday (1/4)
    • All practices are as scheduled
  • Thursday (1/5)
    • NDT and SR (All): moved to Watertown 715-900pm
    • Novice 1 and 2 North: moved to Safari Island 645-745pm
    • AG1 North: moved to Safari Island 6-730pm
    • AG2 North: moved to Safari Island 6-8pm
  • Friday (1/6)
    • All practices as scheduled
  • Saturday (1/7)
    • No practice - Monticello Swim Meet

Upcoming Meet Schedules

Upcoming Meets (Click on the swim meet name for link to meet information):    
  • MONC January Invite
    • January 7-8
    • Becker, MN
    • Registration Deadline: Passed
    • January 13-15
    • U of M
    • This meet is full
  • SFST January Invite 
    • Team Travel Meet - January 20-22
    • Sioux Falls, SD
    • Registration Deadline: Monday, January 2
    • Team hotel information (See below)
    • February 3-5
    • Brown Deer, WI
    • Registration Deadline: Monday, January 2
    • Open to swimmmers that have qualifying times, see your coach 

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 have been completed by 12/31/22 their USA Swimming Registration
  • If your registration is not complete, or registration is incorrect, you will need to adjust that registration prior to having your swimmer on deck, they cannot practice, nor can they participate in any swim meets.   
  • 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 - 12/31/2023) 
  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