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We want to turn Minneapolis, the City of Lakes, into the City of Swimmers.

We are working to turn the Phillips Community Swimming Pool into a state-of-the art competitive swimming and diving facility with a robust learn-to-swim program.


  • Minneapolis has has no public indoor aquatics facility!
  • This pool is centrally located in the city, in the poorest and most racially and ethnically diverse neighborhood with the highest per capita number of children and immigrants
  • Swimming is the least diverse sport in the country, behind golf, tennis, and hockey. USA Swimming® has a national campaign to increase the diversity in swimming. Starting locally has far-reaching implications
  • South High School has no home pool for their swim teams
  • This pool provides a tangible opportunity to practice PREVENTION of disease, accidents and obesity in the populations suffering most from these causes of morbidity and mortality, and to improve school achievement and graduation rates in these same populations
  1. BRFSS by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (13 Oct 2006). Retrieved 1 Nov 2006 from http://www.cdc.gov/brfss
  2. Finkelstein, E., Fiebelkorn, I., & Wang G. (2004). State-level estimates of annual medical expenditures attributable to obesity. Obesity Research, 12:18-24.
  3. Center for Labor Market Studies 2009, Northeastern University
  4. A Matter of Money: The Cost and Financing of Youth Development by Robert P. Newman, Stephanie M. Smith, and Richard Murphy. Center for Youth Development and Policy Research, 2001.

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