Welcome to Girls Swim and Dive Team2019 Fall season starts Aug 12thPractice Mon Aug 12th-16thAug 19-23rdAug 26th-28th6:30am-8:00am@ Maplewood Middle School PoolNorth Girls Swim website for more informationFor up to date schedulesHead CoachTess BehrensTess Behrens grew up in the Minneapolis suburb of Maple Grove, and swam for Maple Grove Senior High as well as Aquajets Swim Club in Eden Prairie. Tess was a Minnesota Class AA state champion in the 100 backstroke. She also competed in many high level meets with Aquajets, where she was a Junior National Champion and set several national age groups records as part of relay teams.Attending the University of Minnesota to continue her swimming career, Tess was the Big Ten Champion in the 100 and 200 backstrokes in 2012, setting University of Minnesota records in both. In 2013, she was part of two winning relays at the Big Ten Championship, and was part of the Big Ten Champion team in 2012, 2013, and 2014. She was also an NCAA qualifier all four years at Minnesota.While in college, Tess also competed at the U.S. Olympic Trials in the 100 and 200 backstrokes and the 50 and 100 freestyles.Tess received her degrees in history and sociology from the University of Minnesota in 2014.About Girl's SwimmingThe North Girls Swim and Dive team is a group of talented young women who work hard every day towards improving their abilities as an athlete. Participants will learn about their sport, how to improve their skills, and how to perform those skills in a competitive setting. This team is open to all participants - no cuts are made and there is no prior swim/dive experience needed. The only requirement to be on the team is a good work ethic and a solid commitment to the team. Practices are held at Maplewood Middle School pool and take place after school. 7th and 8th graders are able to join the team and practice times are set to allow for these athletes to attend. Meets are typically Thursday nights, with some Tuesday meets. One or two Saturday meets should also be expected.