• V3’s Olympic Trials Pool: From Italy to Omaha to North Minneapolis, a Journey of 5,000 Miles

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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

V3 hosted a “Learn to Swim” event — featuring Olympic Gold Medalist Cullen Jones — for more than 150 children and adults, drawing attention to alarming drowning disparities and the lack of indoor, year-round, community accessible aquatic centers in North Minneapolis.  Press coverage: Fox 9 | Olympian helps bring swimming lessons to north Minneapolis He’s