Erika L. Binger becomes volunteer swim coach in North Minneapolis.
The only year-round pool in North Minneapolis closed. Erika creates V3 Sports to continue to teach kids to swim and train for triathlons.
For the first time, V3 athletes competed at the USA Triathlon Junior Youth National Championship.
The V3 triathlon team traveled to Colorado Springs for National Championships. One athlete placed in the top five.
The V3 team placed 2nd at the USA Triathlon Junior Youth National Championship in San Diego. Several athletes place in the top 10.
V3 hosted a “Learn to Swim” event — featuring Olympic Gold Medalist Cullen Jones — for more than 150 children and adults. The goal was to attention to alarming drowning disparities and the lack of indoor, year-round, community accessible aquatic centers in North Minneapolis. Learn more about the clinic.
V3 not only acquired a 25-yard teaching pool, it secured and purchased an Olympic-sized, 50-meter pool that will be used for the 2021 U.S. Swimming Olympic Trials in Omaha, Nebraska. The same pool where Olympians will realize their dreams will be used by V3 athletes and northside community members.
V3 hosts a swim clinic for Muslim women and girls, and a back to school community celebration.
The V3 Center’s future pool will be used as the 2020 U.S. Olympic Trials competition swimming pool.