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.
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 acquired a 25-yard instructional pool and the 50-meter pool that will be used to select the 2021 USA Olympic Swimming Team for the Tokyo Games.
V3 hosts a swim clinic for Muslim women and girls, and a back to school community celebration.
V3 received an anonymous, $4 million donation, with a promise of $4 million more when we hit $4 million in additional community donations.
The V3 Center’s future pool will be used as the 2021 U.S. Olympic Trials competition swimming pool.