Registration opens this week!

Minneapolis Otters Administration

It's hard to believe that it's barely more than a year since we resumed swimming, after an extended shutdown caused by the pandemic. Our first-ever August session, focused exclusively on stroke work and skill development, is underway, and we'll see many of our older swimmers transition back to their high school teams in two weeks. 

Swimming operates on a year-long schedule, and we always open up our next year's registration in July or August. Swimmers MUST register with the team to swim in September or beyond, and we do want high school swimmers who join later to take care of their registration in this time period, also.

We're still dealing with some facility repairs and annual cleaning, but are opening up the coming year's registration this week. 

  • Sunday (today)- recomendations go out for swimmers' groups for registration.- that's attached to this e-mail 
  • Monday, Aug 2- practice schedule is released, giving families a few days to consider time options.
  • Thursday, August 5- 9:00 am- registration is turned on for returning swimmers. Because the team was limited in size last year, we do not think that groups will fill up as quickly as past years, but it is still wise to mark this time and be ready to register. 
  • Thursday, August 12- 9:00 am- registration is turned on for new swimmers to the team
  • September 7- practices begin at all sites. 

We expect to host some suit fitting and gear sales this month, along with running more stroke camps and rookie camps for new swimmers. 

Registration instructions, and changes to the team, will be sent out with our schedule tomorrow. If you've got last-minute feedback on times, or changed schools since surveys were submitted, or would like your account moved to "canceled/hidden", just send us a message back. Please don't contact Jordan or Whitney with questions this week- they are doing a summer makeup term at Hogwarts to train in the familiars they picked up during the pandemic, and won't be back and available for a week or so. This e-mail, or [email protected], should be all you need this week. 

Dave Cameron
Head Coach- YWCA Mpls Otters