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The Phillips Pool

Saving the pool is a groundswell effort starting on the streets of Phillips. Neighborhood residents have lobbied tirelessly at the capitol for the bonding bill (HF307/SF214) to fund the renovation of the pool. These are people who have never been politically involved in their lives, new immigrants, homeless people,and some who have a very confrontational …

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Our History

Minneapolis Swims began informally in 2006 in Minneapolis to provide swimming lessons and outdoor recreation opportunities for inner-city children. A group of friends became acquainted with the neighborhood children and their friends. As a group, the adults enjoyed swimming, camping, hiking and biking and talked about these activities with the children. The children wanted to …

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Our Mission

Minneapolis Swims is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to the proposition that all Minneapolis children should have the opportunity to learn to swim. Minneapolis Swims is located in the Phillips Neighborhood which is the most economically challenged and racially diverse neighborhood in the city.  The population includes a large number of Native American, African American, Hispanics, …