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Created through Swimming – Grown for Community

June 2021

The V3 Center’s future pool was used as the 2021 U.S. Olympic Trials competition swimming pool.

December 2020

V3 received an anonymous, $4 million donation, with a promise of $4 million more when we hit $4 million in additional community donations + reaching our phase one $12M goal.

September 2019

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

July 2019

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.

Note: Image is a rendering of what the pool could look like at the future V3 Center.


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.

September 2017

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


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


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


V3 athletes competed at the USA Triathlon Junior Youth National Championship.


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


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