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V3 finds support from the top of the sport; swimming legends rally behind the mission to erase drowning disparities

At the Olympic Swimming Trials in Omaha, you could find a swimming superstar in just about every corner of the cavernous CHI Arena. Elite athletes were cutting through V3’s future 50-meter pool, trying to sprint their way onto the 53-member Summer Games squad. Former Olympians, groundbreaking legends, could also be spotted, if you knew who

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For U-S Olympic Swimmers, tickets to Tokyo were earned in Omaha, in V3’s 50-meter pool

It is extremely difficult to earn one of the 53 spots on the US Olympic Swim Team. Actually, it’s pretty difficult to describe the trials in which world-class athletes compete for coveted spots. “I love it. You know, young people competing. I love the patriotism. I love the excellence, the commitment to the sport. I

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Designing the V3 Center; Led by an Energetic, Expert Architect Born and Raised in North

North Minneapolis is a vibrant community, filled with love, unity, and indescribable energy. And an entrance to this incredible group of neighborhoods sits on the corner of Plymouth and Lyndale Avenues. Coincidentally, this is where we’ll build the V3 Community Center, complete with world-class training and fitness opportunities, the 50-meter pool used at the 2021

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KSTP | Olympic pool coming to north Minneapolis; organization working to reduce drownings

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,

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WHO-TV | Olympic pool will get a second life in Minnesota neighborhood after Omaha Trials

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

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KARE 11 | Nonprofit plans to open Olympic-sized swimming pool in north Minneapolis

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

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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,

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