• Building V3’s 50 Meter Pool for the US Olympic Trials; Warp Speed Before the Best Jump Up on the Blocks!


The US Olympic Team Trials, held in Omaha, Nebraska, hold a very special place in the international swim world. All eyes are on the swimmers competing for a chance to represent America in the Summer Games. But before swimmers hop up on the blocks, before they even fire up the ultra-bright spotlights of CHI Arena,

Malik Rucker near the future home of the V3 Center. When Malik Rucker pops into a zoom meeting, he’s all smiles. As the conversation begins, his energy and enthusiasm are contagious, even though we’re merely connected virtually on computer screens. The past two weeks have been a whirlwind since being named V3’s Director of Partnerships

Community gathered near George Floyd Square (38th Street and Chicago Avenue) following the guilty verdicts. Photo courtesy of V3’s Director of Partnerships and Community Engagement Malik Rucker. Today’s guilty verdicts were profound for our city, state, and nation. We appreciate everyone whose collective energy, empathy, and advocacy helped ensure accountability. We honor the life and

V3 is raising $8 million to break ground in 2021 and to get our teaching pool up and running by year’s end. Raising $8 million in short order sounds like a tall task. If there’s one thing we’ve learned from our athletes over the years, it’s never “sell yourself short,” because if you can dream

The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. Castiglione delle Stiviere is a town in Italy, boasting a population of more than 23,000 people. It sits in the Northern Italy, in the Province of Mantua, some 4,653 miles from North Minneapolis. It’s where the first step of V3 Center’s pool takes place, under

A group of people raise their fist in front of a mural of George Floyd

What a tumultuous year we’ve experienced in 2020. A pandemic continues to take the lives of our friends and neighbors, forcing us into our homes and exposing health and wellness disparities. To put it simply, communities of color are disproportionately impacted.  In March and May, respectively, the murders of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd produced

The health of our community has always been at the root of everything we strive to accomplish at V3 and we’re hoping this message finds you healthy and full of hope. While we are still in the middle of a very challenging period of time, we know we will all get through this together, moving