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Saturday September 16th - Parent Meetings and Fall Kick-off!

posted Sep 14, 2017, 2:41 PM by Minnesota Aquafins   [ updated Sep 14, 2017, 2:47 PM ]

Take a look below at the schedule for our kick off meetings and our first official day of practice this Saturday! We're looking forward to seeing everyone!

1st - 6th Grade Swimmers:

Parent Meeting begins at 10:30am in the St. Louis Park High School Cafeteria. All swimmers and parents should meet there for a brief introduction before swimmers will go with a few coaches down to the pool to play some introduction games and do a few dryland activities. Parents will stay in the cafeteria for the rest of the meeting. Please come prepared with a pen to jot down a few notes. Practice for 1st-6th graders will wrap up at 12:30pm. Swimmers should come prepared wearing workout clothing and tennis shoes with a water bottle as well as all items needed for swimming.


7th-12th Grade Swimmers: 

Parent meeting begins at 12:15pm in the St. Louis Park High School Cafeteria. All swimmers and parents should meet in the cafeteria as for the meeting - our swimmers will stay for the information before being dismissed to practice while parents have a chance to ask questions. Please bring a pen to jot down any notes needed during the meeting. Practice for 7th-12th graders will wrap up at 2:30pm. Swimmers should come prepared wearing workout clothing and tennis shoes with a water bottle as well as all items needed for swimming.

Give it a Try Practice TONIGHT for 1st-6th Grade!

posted Sep 11, 2017, 5:27 AM by Minnesota Aquafins

Just a reminder that the first night of Aquafins starts tonight a 6:00pm for our 1st-6th graders! This is an opportunity for our NEW swimmers to meet coaches, teammates, ask questions, and just get a feel for the Aquafins program! Please be sure to have completed the Swimmer Information Form before your swimmer's first practice (under Parent Resources Tab).  RETURNING swimmer are also welcome to come and learn about the new changes to Aquafins this year and meet new teammates! Looking forward to seeing everyone tonight!

Fall Aquafins Season Registration is NOW OPEN!

posted Aug 22, 2017, 9:11 AM by Minnesota Aquafins   [ updated Aug 27, 2017, 1:18 PM ]

Registration is now up at St. Louis Park Community Education for FALL session of Aquafins. Please complete registration as soon as possible! 

Like last season, it is likely there will be wait-lists for our program. If a session is closed when you try to register due to being full, please complete registration if the system allows or contact Cathy Taylor (information on Community Ed website) to be added to the wait list.

For the 2 class options for 7th-12th grade swimmers, please note that SW342 = 2x week and SW343 = 3x week as that is a bit unclear ;)


Also be sure to complete our SWIMMER INFORMATION FORM which is required before swimmers are allowed in the water at their first practice. The form is the first option located under the PARENT RESOURCES tab above. 

As always, please email with questions or concerns! We are looking forward to another wonderful season!

Aquafins Registration Coming Soon!

posted Aug 16, 2017, 1:55 PM by Minnesota Aquafins

Hello Everyone! 

It's that time of year again! With summer winding down and the start of the school year just around the corner, the start of our Aquafins season is not far behind. Registration will be open through SLP Community Education's website shortly - as soon as it is available, we'll post a link here and send out an email as well.

Here are a few important dates:

Monday September 11th and Thursday September 14th will be "Give Aquafins a Try" nights for 1st-6th graders who are new to synchro, want to learn more about our program, or are returning swimmers. Practices will be from 6-7pm at St. Louis Park High School pool. 

Kick-off meetings will be held on Saturday September 16th for our 1st-6th grade group followed by the meeting for our 7th-12th grade group. Details on exact time and location will be available soon as well. 

If you have questions about the upcoming season, please feel free to email us at mnaquafins@gmail.com

We're looking forward to another wonderful season!!

Summer Camp Registration is OPEN! Camp starts this week!

posted Jun 3, 2017, 1:49 PM by Minnesota Aquafins   [ updated Jun 3, 2017, 2:13 PM ]



General Aquafins Summer Camps:

REGISTER HERE

General summer camps focus on conditioning and skill building as well as introduce the sport of synchro to new swimmers. This is also a great opportunity to learn about Aquafins and get a taste of the program before committing to the full season beginning in the fall!


General camp will run Tuesdays and/or Thursday's beginning in early June and running 7 weeks.
Swimmers can register for either or both sessions (1x or 2x per week).


All practices will be held at St. Louis Park High School Pool 

6:00-7:30pm = for swimmers entering grades 1-6 & new-to-synchro 7th and 8th graders

7:30-9pm = for swimmers in grades 7-12

*Please note that based on swimmer ability and the make-up of those registering, coaches may recommend switching swimmers from one section to another to better match the needs of individual swimmers.


Skills Level Camp *NEW*

DATES TBD: Tentative last week of June, 1st full week of July

Watch for registration details coming soon!


This camp is for experienced club swimmers who are interested in participation at the JO/National Level in the next several season. Focus will be on level 1 and level 2 skills to begin to prepare swimmers for level test events in the fall. Open to swimmers entering grade 5 and above.  While we do not anticipate that all swimmers will be ready to test out after this camp, it is an opportunity to be introduced to the skills, the testing program, and begin to prepare for test events later in the year. It will also provide a baseline to help swimmers know areas to focus on leading up to potential test events this fall/winter.

*NOTE* - This camp is focused on skills specific to club synchro - swimmers only intending to participate in Aquafins during the off-season to their high school synchro season (no Aquafins March-July) should sign up for the General Aquafins Synchro Camp corresponding to their grade.


Practices will be held at St. Louis Park High School - the pool and gym will be used. One evening of camp will be at Park Spanish Immersion/Central Community Center in the Gymnastics Gym


Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns about camp.
We are looking forward to a fun summer!

Send us an e-mail at mnaquafins@gmail.com

Practice Cancelled Monday 3/27

posted Mar 26, 2017, 7:02 PM by Minnesota Aquafins

Hello Everyone! 

Just a quick update that there is NO practice tomorrow. The building will be closed tomorrow so we are unable to use the pool like usual. We will see everyone on Thursday! Any 2x week swimmers who usually attend Monday/Saturday are welcome to come Thursday.

Have a good evening!

No Monday Practice

posted Feb 18, 2017, 7:29 PM by Minnesota Aquafins

Just a reminder there are NO practices on MONDAY due to President's Day (school buildings are closed).

7th-12th graders who usually practice on MONDAY night (Group A) are welcome to attend one of the Tuesday practices. 

MIDNIGHT team please attend 6-7:30 if possible
CHEMICAL BROTHERS & MIA teams please attend 7:30-9 if possible

Thanks!

Aquafins Show 2017

posted Feb 18, 2017, 6:39 PM by Minnesota Aquafins

Aquafins show is TODAY Saturday February 18th!

Come see what our girls have been working on these past few months! 

Show begins at 12:00pm at St. Louis Park High School

Swimmers should arrive at 10AM

See Everyone There!!

Back to Regular Saturday Practice Schedule and Locations

posted Jan 26, 2017, 12:50 PM by Minnesota Aquafins

Hello Everyone! We have received word that the Middle School pool is back up and running and ready for us to swim there this Saturday :) Everyone please attend your original Saturday practice location/time starting this weekend

Thanks for your patience as we worked through this second lengthy pool closure!

All Practices today Saturday Jan. 14th @ SLPHS

posted Jan 14, 2017, 7:36 AM by Minnesota Aquafins

Middle School is still closed so remember all practices are at the high school this weekend! Today's practices are all at the usual times - location change only. Watch for details on NEXT Saturday's schedule as THERE WILL LIKELY BE TIME CHANGES FOR MANY OR ALL PRACTICES. Thanks for your patience as we work through this second major pool closure of the season!

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