Welcome families! Thank you for your interest in the Minnetonka Swim Club.

art of Minnetonka Aquatics, a program of Minnetonka Schools, the Minnetonka Swim Club is a United States Swimming (USS), coach-directed competitive swim team offering high-quality, professional coaching and technique instruction for all ages and abilities. The goals of our team are to provide every member an opportunity to improve swimming skills and achieve success at his or her level of ability, from novice to international competitor.

Read more to learn more about our team, coaching, training philosophy, structure and more!

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Why swim?
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Like all extracurricular activities, competitive swimming expands upon the growth and development that begins with families and education. Swimming offers many unique advantages over other sports and clubs that make it an ideal choice for young people. Long-time swimmers can attest to the life skills gained by participation, including time management, goal setting, cooperation and independence. Swimming:

  • Uses all the body’s major muscle groups, promoting complete development.

  • Offers the most complete aerobic fitness possible.

  • Enhances flexibility while building strength.

  • Helps develop superior coordination skills because of the complexity of the four multidimensional strokes and various techniques.

  • Is a low impact sport and therefore enjoys a low rate of serious injuries.

  • Adapts as one ages and can be enjoyed for a lifetime.

  • Develops swimmers mentally, through strategy, concentrations and discussions of related areas, such as physiology, nutrition, and psychology.

  • Develops self-discipline, which transfers over to life skills outside the pool. 

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The Minnetonka Swim Club holds new swimmer tryouts for ages 6 to 18 prior to each short and long course season. During the event, our coaches have an opportunity to observe swimmers in the water and determine the group in which they should begin. An evaluation during this tryout is not a guarantee of a spot on the team.

New Swimmer Tryout Night is also a great opportunity for new families to become familiar with our pool, ask questions and to get to know our coaching staff to find out if our club and competitive swimming is right for them.

All new athletes or currently inactive athletes are required to tryout. If you are interested in participating, please email Alisa Richardson if you have any questions.

If you feel your child may need more swimming instruction before joining the Minnetonka Swim Club, Minnetonka Aquatics offers a high-quality Learn-to-Swim program that can prepare young swimmers for competitive swimming. For more information, visit www.minnetonkaaquatics.org or call our Recreational Programs Coordinator of Aquatics, Leticia Ramirez at 952-401-5291.