Otters: Team Update & MEA Schedule

Minneapolis Otters Administration

Hello Otters,

Thanks to all of the Otters and families that participated in the intrasquad meet today at the Uptown YWCA. There were some great swims, and we truly appreciate all of the help from the volunteers. We could not do it without you!

We have some important team updates and reminders within this email, so please make sure you read through this carefully. There is information about some practice changes this month, meet reminders, general practices reminders, etc. 

MEA Schedule

Please read the schedule below carefully

  • Wednesday October 19 - Midtown swimmers go to Uptown

    • Uptown 

      • 4-5:30pm Senior

      • 4-5:30pm Pre-Senior - no dryland

      • 5:30-6:30pm Novice & River

      • 6:30-7:30pm Sea 

  • Thursday October 20 - Uptown swimmers go to Midtown 

    • Midtown 

      • 4-5:30pm Senior

      • 4-5:30pm Pre-Senior 

      • 5:30-6:30pm Sea & River

      • 6:30-7:30pm Novice

  • Friday October 21 - Midtown swimmers go to Uptown

    • Uptown 

      • 4-5:30pm Senior

      • 4-5:30pm Pre-Senior - no dryland 

      • 5:30-6:30pm Novice & River

  • Saturday October 22

    • Uptown

      • 7:30am-9:30am Senior


Halloween - October 31

  • Otters will have no practices on Monday, October 31. All practices that day at both Uptown and Midtown are canceled. Enjoy your day, and bring stories of your Halloween adventures to your coaches! :)

Halloween Practice - Friday October 28

  • Because we will not be holding practice on Halloween, we will be holding a Halloween practice the week before. This practice is a long standing Otters tradition full of fun, games, and treats galore! To attend this practice, swimmers sign up for the Halloween practice on the Otters website on the meets and events page. As long as a swimmer has signed up before the deadline closes - they can attend Halloween Practice.

No Regularly-scheduled Novice, River, Sea Practices at Midtown or Uptown On Friday, October 28

  • Seniors & Pre-Seniors will still have practice

Meet Reminders

For the meets this month we have some reminders

  • Spectators are allowed at intrasquads  - we have very limited on deck seating.

  • We still are in need of a lot of volunteers for the October 29-30 invitational meet at St. Kate’s, we still need around 143 volunteers. Your swimmer does not need to be in the meet for you to sign-up and help, and multiple people in your family are welcome to sign up and help out (friends too). Everything is easy, and very manageable, and we will be happy to answer questions if you have them before you sign up. Swimmers can do some of the jobs as well.

  • Check the event page for the October 29-30 meet information to see which age groups swim in which sessions. That will help you plan your volunteer signups.

  • We will edit volunteer start and end times once we have a finalized timeline in another week or so

  • All of the volunteer positions have job descriptions listed when you sign up


Have a wonderful rest of the weekend, and please let us know if you have any questions.



The Otters Admin Team