Our club is a USA Swimming year round competitive swim team offering high quality professional coaching and technique instruction for all ages and abilities.

Our team mission is: "Seeking to provide an opportunity for all swimmers and divers, regardless of age and ability, to reach their highest personal potential through self-discipline, teamwork, and sportsmanship."

The goal of the Aquastorm Swim Team is 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.

All of our coaches have access to the most comprehensive training and certification program for youth coaches of any sport in the United States.

The Aquastorm Swim Team, a nonprofit club, is run by its elected Board of Directors which meets each month. All members are welcome at each meeting and encouraged to be involved in team activities, sponsorships and fundraisers.

We are constantly growing and training young swimmers to maintain a well-rounded competitive swim team. Thank you for joining us. We are looking forward to meeting you. 


Aquastorm Achievements

·         March 1st, 2009: The BSC Aquatics and Wellness Center opens.

·         March 17-19, 2010: Aquastorm hosts the biggest winter state meet ever (535 athletes)

·         April 2010: 1st Grade School Swim League

·         August 2010: AQUASTORM hosts Senior Zone Championships. Team Aquastorm 3rd overall!

·         Fall 2010: High School Girls and Boys are practicing.

·         December 2010: Ian Ballantyne takes 10th at Junior National Championships -

                 100 yard Breaststroke (56.83)

·         Winter 2010-2011: Aquastorm takes first at State (overall and points/swimmer)

·                AQUASTORM set 21 state records at SC State meet.

·         Summer 2011: Aquastorm takes first at State (overall)

·                AQUASTORM set 14 state/overall state records at LC State meet.

·         August 2011 AQUASTORM has 105 swimmers. We also have 24 AAA swimmers,

                  11 Sectionals Swimmers and 1 Junior National swimmer.

·         October 2011: AQUASTORM has 136 families membership.

·         April 2012: AQUASTORM won the SC State meet. They took 1st in overall and points per swimmer.

              27 AAA swimmers, 19 sectionals. AQUASTORM set 15 state records &15 overall state records at the meet

·         August 2012 AQUASTORM won the State Long Course Championships for overall score and percentage.

                 44 new records were set during the meet by Aquastorm swimmers! Congratulations!

·         September 2012 Coach Loic Joseph resigns as Head Coach of Aquastorm to pursue his lifelong

                goal of being a NCAA college coach. Loic became the Assistant Coach at Grand Canyon

                 University in Phoenix AZ. You will always be missed Loic.

·         September 2012, Aquastorm hires Jeff Steele as the new Aquastorm Head Coach.

                   Jeff had been the head coach of the West Fargo Flyers.

·         Dani Bergeson becomes the second Aquastorm swimmer to qualify for the Short Course Jr. Nationals. Dani has qualified in the 100 backstroke (36th seed) and will swim in two other bonus events!

·        December 2012 - Aquastorm forms a new diving club called Aquastorm Diving. Kate LaRoche becomes the first Diving Head Coach.

·        March 2013 - Aquastorm wins the State Short Course Meet and Percentage

  ·      July 2013 - Aquastorm wins the State Long Course Meet -

-        Total Points and Percentage.                     

-        Dylan Sether becomes the 2nd Aquastrom boy to make Long Course Juniors (100 Breast)

-        December 2013- Dani Bergeson qualifies for Short Course Junior Nationals for 2nd straight year

·        March 2014 - Aquastorm wins State Short Course Championships - Total Points and Percentage

-        April 2014 - Aquastorm takes 8 swimmers to Far Western Championship in California.

·        July 2014 - Aquastorm hosts the ND State Long Course Championships with 320 swimmers         participating and wins our 8th Consecutive State Championship by Total Points and 7th Consecutive State Championship by Percentage Points. Aquastorm sent 9 swimmers to Long Course Sectionals.

-        August 2014 - Vanessa Herrmann (14) and Erin Palmer (10) both become Central Zone Champions in          the 100  Breaststroke. Both breaking the ND Overall State Record in their age groups.

-        December 2014- Dani Bergeson qualifies for her 3rd consecutive Short Course Junior Nationals. While at Juniors she set 2 new Aquastorm Team Records one in the 200IM with a time of 2:03.44 and another in the 100 back with a time of 55.56.

-        March 2015- Aquastorm has 19 swimmers qualify for Winter Sectionals at the U of Iowa. Aquastorm wins our 9th consecutive State Championship by total points and 8th Consecutive State Championship by Percentage Points.

-        July 2015- Aquastorm has 91 swimmers compete at the 2015 Long Course State Championships. Aquastorm wins our 10th consecutive state title.

-        We have 5 swimmers attending the 1st ever Futures Championships at the U of Purdue. Dani Bergeson, Emma Hepper, Vannessa Herrmann, Veronica Herrmann, & Loren Sether.

-         Vanessa Herrmann becomes the first female swimmer from Aquastorm to make a Long Course Junior National qualifying time. 100 Breaststroke 1:13.22. She also qualified in the 200 Breaststroke 2:41.21. In both the 100 & 200 Breaststroke she set the new overall ND State Record.

-        Loren Sether makes is Junior National qualifying times in the 100 Breastroke 1:06.92 and the 200 Breastroke 2:24.88. Futures was a great meet for the Aquastorm Swimmers.

-         November 2015- Vanessa Herrmann & Carly Palmer both qualified for Junior Nationals in the 100 Breaststroke. Junior Nationals will be held in Austin, Texas.

-        December 2015- Vanessa Herrmann made finals in both the 100 & 200 Breaststrokes at Short Course Juniors.

-        March 2016- Aquastorm wins it's 11th consecutive State Championship. Setting 41 State & Overall Records and qualifying 3 swimmers for Junior Nationals. Vanessa Herrmann, Carly Palmer, & Briana Rittenbach.

-        July 2016- Aquastorm wins it's 12th consecutive State Championship.

Aquastorm also had 5 Swimmers compete at the Futures Championship in Austin, TX. Vanessa Herrmann, Veronica Herrmann, Emma Hepper, Carly Palmer, & Briana Rittenbach.

-        December 2016- Vanessa Herrmann, Carly Palmer, & Briana Rittenbach competed at Junior Nationals in College Station, TX

        March 2017- Aquastorm wins it's 13th consecutive State Championship.  The team scored 8,214.83 points which is believed to be the most ever!  AQST also sent 143 kids to state which is also believed to be one of the biggest if not the biggest ever by a ND team!

        July 2017-Vanessa Herrman tied for 1st place at Sectionals in Minneapolis, MN in the 200 meter breaststroke with a time of 2:35.97.  Joining her at the meet were Carly Palmer, Briana Rittenbach, Emma Hepper, Eric Bergeson, and Malcolm Hunter.  All of our swimmers posted best times and did a great job!

-AQST surpassed over 300 families in total membership!

AQST wins it's 14th consecutive State Championshp!

March 2018

AQST takes 16 to Sectionals and places in the top 10 as a team.  Vanessa Herrmann won the 200 breaststroke.  Our swimmers did an amazing job representing our team!

AQST takes 125 to the state meet and comes away with it's 15th consecutive championship!!! Way to go Aquastorm!

May 2018- AQST achieves Level 2 status in USA Swimming Club Recognition program!

July 2018 AQST wins it's 16 straight state title! The team had 95 swimmers at state

August 2018- Vanessa Herrmann, Carly Palmer and Lexi Duchsherer qualify for Long Course Jr Nationals in Irvine California!

AQST sends 13 swimmers to 14U Zones Championships in Minneapolis, MN

December 2018- Carly Palmer, Lexi Duchsherer and Briana Rittenbach swim at Short Course Junior Nationals in Austin Texas

AQST Diving team is reformed and has almost 20 members already! Jenny Unruh is serving as the diving coach.  

March 2019-AQST send 127 athletes to state and wins its 17th straight state title!!

July 2019- AQST Swimmers win their 18th consecutive State Title!

August 2019- Vanessa Herrmann becomes the first AQST Swimmer to compete at the Phillip 66 National Championships in Palo Alto, CA!

Carly Palmer & Lexi Duchsherer competed at Long Course Junior Nationals in Palo Alto, CA!

December 2019- Lexi Duchsherer competed at Short Course Junior Nationals in Federal Way, WA

Vanessa Herrmann becomes the first Aquastorm Swimmer to qualify for Olympic Trials.

March 2020- Sectionals and the ND State Meet were canceled due to Covid-19.

July 2020- The ND Long Course State Meet Meet was canceled due to Covid-19.

August 2020- Aquastorm held the Blue vs White Intra-Squad Meet (the first meet since 2019 due to Covid-19) Vanessa Herrmann and Erin Palmer both qualified for the US Open and Erin Palmer also qualified for Junior Nationals.

March 2021- Aquastorm wins it's 19th consecutive state championship in West Fargo.

June 2021- Vanessa Herrmann becomes the first Aquastorm swimmer to compete at Olympic Trials in Omaha, Nebraska. Vanessa qualified in the 100 & 200 Breaststroke placing 23rd & 36th. What an accomplishment!

July 2021- Aquastorm wins it's 20th consecutive state championship in Bismarck!

July 2021-  Sarah Dorrheim, Vanessa Herrmann, Carly Palmer, Erin Palmer, Briana Rittenbach, and Charlie Koebele competed at Futures which was held in West Fargo, ND.

August 2021- Lexi Duchsherer, Vanessa Herrmann, Carly Palmer, & Erin Palmer qualified for the Speedo Summer Championships. This meet is a combined US Nationals & Junior Nationals in Irvine, California. This is an elite meet.

March 2022- Erin Palmer, Alex Steichen, Taylor Cook, Ben Schaff, McKayla Donat, Blake Nelson, Lauren Caster, & Abby Erickson qualified and competed at Speedo Sectionals in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin.

 March 2022- Aquastorm wins the first ever 10 & Under State Championship in Williston, ND.      Aquastorm wins the first ever 11 & Over State Championship in Grand Forks, ND as well as the combined State Championship!!    AQST scored a combined 8431.5 points between both meets! This topped our total from March 2017.     

July 2022-Aquastorm wins it's 22nd consecutive state championship in West Fargo with 83 swimmers competing! Aquastorm ended its 2022 Season with 8 swimmers qualifying for Team ND for the 14 & Under Zones Championships as well as 8 Summer Sectional Qualifiers, 6 Futures Qualifiers, 1 Junior National Qualifier!