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Learn the latest about V3's the Olympic Trials North Minneapolis' future pool!


Beginning June 3rd, V3’s 50-meter pool will spend two weeks in the spotlight as it’s used to help USA Swimming select the national team travelling to Tokyo to represent the US in the Summer Olympic Games. The trials, hosted in Omaha and televised on NBC, take place in the Myrtha-designed pool that will be disassembled and shipped to North Minneapolis as soon as the event concludes. 

V3 is a community-based, grassroots, non-profit organization currently raising funds for construction costs for the first phase of a Community Center (featuring the Olympic pool and a 25-yard instructional pool) located on the corner of Plymouth and Lyndale Avenues North. Our organization is committed to increasing health and wellness equity, decreasing drowning disparities, and addressing historical racism and segregation.

The V3 Center

In September 2017, V3 Sports purchased its future site at 701 Plymouth Avenue North in Minneapolis. The V3 Center will be a place of pride for the Northside. It has been designed to be a beacon of hope as well as a focal point bridging the Northside to Downtown. Most importantly, the building will serve as a hub for the community to gather and grow together.


Your Support Matters. North Minneapolis is one of the few communities in the Twin Cities metro without an indoor aquatic and athletic center. 


Our Story

In 2007, Erika L. Binger’s drive and desire to help youth learn to swim developed into the creation of a team of 23 triathletes, taking on a sport in which the founder has excelled internationally. Triathlon became a powerful mechanism that led to youth and teens developing incredible life-skills such as teamwork, determination, goal-setting and commitment.