Minnesota Aquafins

A Twin Cities Area Synchronized Swimming Team

Aquafins Team 2018-2019

Team Announcements

--NO PRACTICE MONDAY 2/17--

Remember, Monday practices are cancelled this week. Junior Fall Out Boy/Guardian's team swimmers are invited to join Tuesday practice anytime between 6-9pm.

--saturday 2/8 MN Aquafins Show--

Show begins at 12:00pm at St. Louis Park High School. Come enjoying seeing what our swimmers have been working on. Featuring swimmers in grades 1-12 showing their solos, duets, trios, teams, and combos in preparation for our upcoming February competitions! There is no set entry fee, but donations are appreciated!! Swimmers, arrive at 10:30am. Doors open for spectators at 11:45!


--thursday 1/9 pracTICEs remain at slp hs--

Practices for tonight 1/9/20 will remain at SLP High School pool location - our Aquafins calendar and Community Ed registration calendar had tonight listed as SLP Middle School location, but we are remaining at the high school. Swimmers should come prepared for dryland as well as in-water practice as we will be in the pool as soon as the swim meet taking place in the pool wraps up. Sorry for any confusion!


--Saturday 12/28 PracTICEs cancelled--

Practice is cancelled today due to the weather. Currently they are advising everyone stay off the roads if travel is not necessary. While it seems like road conditions may improve by practice time, we are going to be cautious today.

Middle School practice swimmers, please check for an email with count sheets for you to do some additional learning on your own before our next practice - because we have no practice on Tuesday either due to New Years, we have a LOT to get done!


--tuesday 11/26 PracTICEs combined 6:30-8pm--

We are combining practices on Tuesday due to the potential snow storm moving in during the evening hours. ALL Tuesday practice swimmers should plan to attend 6:30-8pm so we can get everyone home safe before the snow moves in!

--THURSDAY 10/31 No PracTICE Reminder--

Just a reminder that we will NOT be holding practices this evening due to Halloween. Have a fun evening!

-- URGENT - THURSDAY 10/17 PracTICE cancelled for 7th-12th grade--

Last minute update - 7th-12th grade practice tonight is CANCELLED due to construction in the locker rooms/pool that we were not notified of. Sorry for the confusion and another last-minute change! We did not know about this until our 1st-6th graders arrived at practice this evening. Please watch for an additional update regarding Saturday practice as we do not yet know if this construction will also affect our weekend practices. Thanks for your patience!

-- 10/15 (Tuesday) and MEA PracTICE Changes --

Tuesday 10/15: Swimmers who usually swim 6-7:30 on Tuesdays should attend 7:30-9pm this week at SLPHS due to a girls swim meet.

Thursday 10/17: follow normal practice schedule.

Saturday 10/19: All practices will run as regularly scheduled EXCEPT for swimmers who usually attend 12:30-2:30 at the Middle School. Those swimmers should join the 10:30-12:30 practice time at the Middle School this weekend as we are combining both MS practices due to MEA.

Please be sure to email us if your swimmer will be missing any practices due to MEA.

-- No practice Thursday! -

--Saturday change for 7th-12th grade--

Reminder - there are NO Thursday night practices this week.

Saturday practice CHANGE this weekend only (hopefully!) ALL 7th-12th graders will practice from 12:30-2:30 at the High School. Plan for approximately 1 hour dryland, 1 hour swimming.

Please email us at mnaquafins@gmail.com with any questions!

-- Fall Kick-off Meeting/1st Practice 9/14--

Be sure to join us on Saturday September 14th for our parent information meeting(s) and first official practices for our swimmers!

Parent meetings will be held at St. Louis Park High School Room C350 with practice for swimmers to follow. Remember - swimmers must have a completed SWIMMER INFO FORM (fill out on the Aquafins Website Registration and Fees Page) before they are allowed in the water on Saturday.

1st-6th grade: Meet in C350 at 10:45am. Swimmers, please accompany your parents to the start of the meeting. Practice will end at 12:30pm.

7th-12th grade: Meet is C350 at 12:15pm. Swimmers should attend the full meeting with parents. Practice to follow until 2:30pm

Please email us at mnaquafins@gmail.com with any questions!

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-- Fall registration is OPEN--

Our Aquafins fall registration is now available through St. Louis Park Community Education.

Register HERE: https://slp.ce.eleyo.com/course/5145/fall-2019/aquafins-synchronized-swimming

Please note on the registration page that there are NEW times for the information/parent meetings (vs. what was published in the paper program booklet through SLP Community Ed).

Make sure to also complete the Swimmer Information Form via our website HERE (the form is part way down the page).

Please email us at mnaquafins@gmail.com with any questions!

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-- Fall registration is coming soon--

Our Aquafins fall registration will be available soon through St. Louis Park Community Education.

1st-6th grade swimmers: Once again, we will offer 2x or 3x week. Practices will run Monday 6-7:30pm, Thursday 6-7:30pm, and Saturday 10:30-12:30. Come try out our program on September 9th from 6-7pm. Final details on kick-off date/first practice coming soon!

7th-12th grade swimmers: Fall session this year will run Sept-Oct only. During this time, swimmers will be assigned to a temporary practice schedule while we assess swimmer levels and determine routine placement. 2x week practices in fall are encourage with 3x week an option for swimmers wanting additional strength, conditioning, and independent work time. Winter session for this group will begin during early November. Final details on kick-off date and first practice coming soon!

Please email us at mnaquafins@gmail.com with any questions!

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-- summer camp registration is open--

Our Aquafins summer camps are open for registration through SLP Community Ed. Camp will run Tuesday and Thursday evenings from June 11th through July 25th (with the week of 4th of July off). Swimmers may register for 1 or 2 days per week. Please email us at mnaquafins@gmail.com with any questions!

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-- Association meet this Weekend 2/22-2/23--

Our Association Meet weekend is here!! We look forward to having a great competition on Friday and Saturday at Wayzata West Middle School. Take a look on our Events page for more details on the competition schedule, arrival times, and reminders. Also please be sure to allow extra travel time due to questionable weather possible this weekend.

-- Aquafins show this saturday 2/9/19--

The MN Aquafins annual show will be at 12:00pm at St. Louis Park High School Pool. Please come support our swimmers as the show their routines for the first time this season in preparation for the upcoming Association Meet! There is no entry fee, but a donation to help support our program is recommended. Swimmers arrive at 10:30am with hair gelled, suit on, and ready to decorate, take our team picture and practice our opening and finale before the show begins. See everyone Saturday!

2/7/19 -- Practice cancelled--

Saint Louis Park Schools has cancelled after school and evening activities due to the winter weather, so there will NOT be any Aquafins practices tonight. Please encourage your swimmers to DECK THEIR ROUTINE tonight in preparation for the show on Saturday. We look forward to seeing you all then! Swimmers should arrive gelled and already wearing their routine suit/headpiece at 10:30am. Show starts at 12pm!


2/5/19 -- Due to snow practice 7:30-9 only--

At this time, practices will continue tonight for Aquafins but only from 7:30-9pm (so far SLP schools and community ed have not cancelled any after school or evening activities).

Aladdin Team swimmers - please attend from 7:30-9pm tonight instead of 6-7:30, as this will allow for travel after the rush hour wraps up and additional time for coaches/swimmers to get to the pool safely.

As always, if you do not feel safe making the drive to practice tonight for your swimmer to attend, please just email us so we know not to expect your swimmer. We know some of you drive from further away or have a teen driver who doesn't have a parent available to bring them, so decide what works best for your family.

If anything else changes/further cancellations are needed, we will send an email update.


1/21/19 -- No Practice due to mlk day--

Practices are cancelled for Monday January 21 due to MLK Day (buildings are closed). Swimmers in grades 7-12 who usually swim on Monday night have the opportunity to attend practice on Tuesday Jan. 22 if possible as indicated below.

Pump It AG 13-15 combo should attend 6-7:30 on Tuesday

Mario/Yams Junior Team should attend 7:30-9 on Tuesday

12/22/18 -- WINTER BREAK practice INFORMATION--

Practices will run as regularly scheduled over the next two weeks with the exception of Monday/Tuesday cancellations due to Christmas and New Years. Please watch your email for more details as if there are additional adjustments to time or location (as we sometimes will do if we have low attendance or coaches unavailable) we will communicate that via email. 7th-12th grade swimmers WILL have an adjusted schedule for Saturday January 5th due to an opportunity for our Zone-eligible routines to work with a coach visiting from out of town. Please do not forget to email upcoming absences as that helps us plan accordingly for productive practices. Thanks!

12/9/18 -- TUESday practice CHANGES--

This TUESDAY 12/11, PRACTICE will ONLY be held from 7:30-9pm at St. Louis Park Middle School instead of the high school due to the Holiday Train stopping just outside the HS that evening (lots of roads near the HS will be closed and parking will not be possible anywhere close to the school building). SWIMMERS who usually attend 6-7:30 should attend the later practice time this week.


10/19/18 -- Saturday Middle school Practices--

Both practices at the Middle School this Saturday (10/20/18 only) will be combined due to coach availability and decreased numbers with MEA break. Swimmers who usually attend practice at the middle school from 12:30-2:30 should attend the earlier practice (10:30-12:30) this weekend.

10/14/18 -- New Practice schedule starting monday for grades 7-12--

New practice schedules for swimmers grades 7-12 were emailed out today (10/14). Please check for your swimmer's new days/times and begin following the new schedule Monday. If all goes will, this will become the final schedule which will run through the end of February. Please watch your email for additional updates, routine assignments in the next 1-2 weeks, and individual changes if needed!


10/2/18 -- Practices Cancelled tonight! --

Both the 6-7:30pm and the 7:30-9pm practices are cancelled for tonight due to a broken pool heater! Water temp is down to a chilly 75 degrees. Thursday practices are still on but plan on both dry land and water time in case the pool is still chilly - it can take a few days for the temperature to get back to normal! Thanks for your flexibility!


9/16/18 -- Practices start this week! --

GRADES 1-6

Practices begin as schedule this week! Monday and/or Thursday from 6-7:30pm and Saturday 10:30-12:30. 2x week swimmers should attend Thursday/Saturday unless you have replied to the email coaches sent on 9/16 about needing to regularly attend Monday/Saturday instead. Looking forward to seeing everyone!!


GRADES 7-12

Preliminary practice schedules have now been assigned. Please check your email for your swimmer's assigned days/times or view HERE


9/14/18 --Fall Kick-off and Parents meetings!!--

GRADES 1-6 SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 15th

Parents meeting begins in the cafeteria at St. Louis Park High School at 10:30am. Swimmers should attend the beginning of the meeting with parents. Practice will follow with regular end time of 12:30


GRADES 7-12 SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 15th

Parents meeting begins in the cafeteria at St. Louis Park High School at 12:15pm. Swimmers should attend the meeting along with parents. Practice will follow with usual end time of 2:30pm


9/9/18 --"Give Aquafins a try" nights this week!--

Practices will be held on Monday September 10th and Thursday September 13th from 6-7pm at St. Louis Park High School

Practice is open to new and returning swimmers in grades 1-6! Swimmers do NOT have to be registered to participate (if not registered, parents are required to stay).

Come meet teammates and coaches and learn more about our program before we kick of the start of the season on Saturday September 15th!

Come prepared to swim and have fun!

6/29/18 -- Reminder: no Summer Camp next week!--

Hello Summer Camp Swimmers and Families! Just posting a quick reminder that there are NO practices next week (4th of July week). Enjoy the week off celebrating and we will see everyone back the following week! As always, email with any questions or concerns!

6/12/18 --Summer Camp 2018!--

Aquafins summer camp is off to a great start!! Due to high interest, we have several swimmers still on the waiting list. We have hopes to accommodate all interested swimmers but need to maintain safe swimmer to coach ratios, so please watch for notification that your swimmer has been moved into the class. As always, please email coaches at mnaquafins@gmail.com with questions.