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Minneapolis Otters Administration

Otters Virtual Raft Schedule November 23rd - December 18th Below is the dryland schedule for the Otters virtual raft beginning Monday, November 23rd, and going through at least Friday, December 18th. We have everything scheduled by practice groups, and we want swimmers attending dryland for their practice group/level. Novice attend Novice dryland, River attend River dryland, and so on. We have scheduled dryland Monday through Friday, nothing on Saturday and Sunday (we will include a small challenge in the Friday emails that they can complete on the weekends if they...

Minneapolis Otters Administration

Parents, Obviously, we have a lot happening very quickly around here, and I'm not just talking about those sprints in practice tonight. Thursday practices will run as normal. On Monday, based on your responses, we will transition to distance coaching on the Otters Virtual Raft for the following 26 days. Hopefully, we'll be back in the water after that! It is my goal to provide safe programming to engage your kids, give them a sense of normalcy and community, and keep them connected with one of their active passions. We...

Minneapolis Otters Administration

Today, our program has started posting events for competition for this season. Like every other element of our program, there have been many adaptations to ensure the safety and compliance of our athletic events with local, statewide, and USA Swimming requirements. Our first meet is going to be on-site at Minneapolis YWCA- Uptown, next Friday and Saturday , October 23 and 24. To clarify some concerns and questions we've received, here are some answers to the most common issues raised Meet Structure Three sessions are run- older swimmers are to...

Minneapolis Otters Administration

Parents who are interested in joining the YWCA Otters please see below on how to have your swimmer come in for a tryout! How to Schedule a Tryout To schedule a tryout please email us at [email protected], and we can get your swimmer scheduled to come in and get assessed to be on Otters, and answer any questions. Due to Covid, tryouts are scheduled on a one on one basis, the times and days of when we are able to offer tryouts may vary. Please have your swimmer wearing their...