Athletes with an up-to-date athlete application and medical form on file with Special Olympics Minnesota are eligible to participate.   These forms need to be updated every three years.   

See the Form Central tab for new forms or to check your renewal date.

Swim Season

The 2024 swim season starts on Sunday, March 3, and goes through mid-June.

Click here for the 2024 Swimming Season Information Sheet.


Practices will take place every Sunday night through June 9, with no practice on March 24, March 31, April 21, May 12, and May 26. There are three practices sessions between 6:00 and 8:00 pm (beginner, intermediate, and advanced). There will be a mandatory parent/caregiver meeting on the first night.

All practices take place at Scott Highlands Middle School, 14011 Pilot Knob Rd, Apple Valley, MN 55124

Click here for the 2024 Practice Schedule.

Click here for Session Assignments.


Regional Competition: April 20, St. Catherine University, St. Paul

State Competition: June 15-16, Century Middle School, Lakeville

For area and state competitions, athletes can compete in up to three events and one relay.

Important: In order to compete at the state meet, the athlete must compete in the regional meet.


The following events are offered in distances of 25 meters, 50 meters, 100 meters, and 200 meters.  There are ultra-long events as well. There is a 15-meter freestyle available for flotation, assisted and unassisted.

  • Freestyle
  • Butterfly
  • Breast Stroke
  • Back Stroke

There is also a Medley Event that consists of one pool length of each stroke.

The RAVE typically has several teams participating in the 4 x 25 meter relay. Participation is limited based on a number of factors including experience, level of commitment, and number of athletes available at a given level.

Head Coaches

Joe Andrus
[email protected]

(952) 432-1660

Emily Quast
[email protected]
(952) 457-9381

Team Manager

Suzanne Elwell
[email protected]
(651) 207-5130