• Our Story

2005

Erika L. Binger becomes volunteer swim coach in North Minneapolis.

2007

The only year-round pool in North Minneapolis closed. Erika creates V3 Sports to continue to teach kids to swim and train for triathlons. 

2007

For the first time, V3 athletes competed at the USA Triathlon Junior Youth National Championship.

2008

The V3 triathlon team traveled to Colorado Springs for National Championships. One athlete placed in the top five.

2011

The V3 team placed 2nd at the USA Triathlon Junior Youth National Championship in San Diego. Several  athletes place in the top 10.

September 2017

3 purchased the land for its future site at 701 Plymouth Avenue North in Minneapolis. Learn more about the V3 Center.

2018

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.

July 2019

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.

September 2019

V3 hosts a swim clinic for Muslim women and girls, and a back to school community celebration.

June 2021

The V3 Center’s future pool will be used as the 2020 U.S. Olympic Trials competition swimming pool.