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Jayland Baker has big dreams for himself and for the community he calls home in North Minneapolis. Baker, 16, is set to begin his junior year of high school at Minneapolis North and says many of his personal dreams revolve around sports. “North Minneapolis is real fun in the summer especially because everyone knows each

MINNEAPOLIS — Athletics played a key role in Malik Rucker’s early life.  The north Minneapolis native starred on the football field for Robbinsdale Cooper and, following his high school graduation in 2013, played defensive back at Iowa and Western Michigan. But his path to a Division I scholarship didn’t come without challenges. “As a former

V3 Sports, the Minneapolis nonprofit that promotes community athletics, has tapped LSE Architects to design its planned facility featuring an Olympic-size pool. V3 Center would stand at the corner of Plymouth and Lyndale avenues north in Minneapolis and house a 50-meter U.S. Olympic swimming-trials pool, 25-yard instructional pool, fitness center and business storefronts. V3 hopes

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With the hot weather, more families will be getting in lakes and swimming pools to cool off. That’s also leading a nonprofit to work to stop drownings. By the beginning of next month, a world-class Olympic trials swimming pool will arrive in north Minneapolis. “I’m amazed … this is big for Minneapolis,” said Malik Rucker,

Issac DeSouza is part of the team hoping to close the racial disparity gap in drownings in Minneapolis. A building at the corner of Plymouth Avenue and Lyndale in North Minneapolis will be transformed into the V3 Sports center with an olympic sized pool, reports Marielle Mohs (1:48) WCCO 4 News – June 12, 2021

OMAHA, Nebraska — USA Swimming has plenty of star power, but there is one thing the team admits is missing: diversity. To combat that, the governing body of the sport created a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council in September 2020. The sport hopes to encourage more diversity in the sport by finding a fitting new

MINNEAPOLIS — Starting in November, the corner of Plymouth Avenue and Lyndale Avenue will transform from a warehouse to a V3 Community Center. “We’re going to have an instructional pool, a running track, and a community meeting space and a retail space,” said V3 Sports Founder Erika Binger. V3 is a nonprofit organization that works to

MINNEAPOLIS — Starting in November, the corner of Plymouth Avenue and Lyndale Avenue will transform from a warehouse to a V3 Community Center. “We’re going to have an instructional pool, a running track, and a community meeting space and a retail space,” said V3 Sports Founder Erika Binger. V3 is a nonprofit organization that works to

The 2020 U.S. Olympic Trials competition swimming pool created by Myrtha Pools USA will have a very useful permanent home in north Minneapolis. V3 Sports, a philanthropic organization dedicated to providing triathlon and aquatics training to underprivileged athletes, has reached an agreement to purchase the Counsilman/Hunsacker-designed Myrtha pool. The 2020 competition pool will be the centerpiece of