1/3/2014 - YMCA History -
Did you know that the YMCA Short Course National Championship started in 1923? Did you know that Swimmers swam the 220 Yard freestyle, the 150 Yard Backstroke and the 300 Yard Medley Relay (no fly)? Only 85 swimmers participated in the 1924 championship. In 1930 there were 150 athletes participating in 9 events. Through the efforts of Paul Atkinson, our YMCA National Historian, you can learn how the National championships progressed over the years - the events, number of swimmers, attending teams, while also remembering the coaches, meet personnel and swimmers/divers from the past
9/13/2013 - Sports National Championship Concussion Memo -
NEWS ALERT: NEW CONCUSSION
PROTOCOL AT Y NATIONALS
With a responsibility to ensure the safety and well-being of all athletes at YMCA Nationals, YMCA of the USA, effective for the Long Course Swimming
Championships, will introduce a new policy and procedure related to concussion incident and management. Please link to the attached document for more
information. Important: Please read and understand the
enforcement of this protocol. In advance, thank you for helping to
keep our participants safe.
9/4/2013 - Safety Training for Coaches - Update Requirements -
Updated Safety Training requirements for Coaches, and CPR and FirstAid
9/4/2013 - 2013 YMCA Swimming Leadership Development Camp -
Orlando, FL October 24‐27, 2013. The camp this Fall is designed around current high school juniors. The October camp will include educational sessions on leadership & mentoring, communication skills, the college selection process, team building, and goal setting. We will also be having roundtable conversations on topics of interest. In the pool, there will be four training sessions and we will include some social activities as a group.
8/30/2013 - 2012-2013 YMCA Top 10/16 Available -
YMCA Top 10 for the short course competitive Season 2012-2013
7/24/2013 - Principles of Competitive Swimming and Diving is now online -
Y-USA has launched an E-learning version of Principles of Competitive Swimming and Diving course, AQ412B. The cost will be $20 for the E-learning course. We will be allowing the live Principles of Competitive Swimming and Diving to be run in a classroom until 12/31/2013 in order that you may continue to train your staff. The Trainer level for this course was retired as of May 1st, 2013.
Link to class: https://lcdc.yexchange.org/Catalog/Class/Detail/163821
Tips for how to register for classes: http://media.ymca.net/lcdc/how-to-register-for-a-class-as-a-student.pdf
Contact your Regional Training Manager if there are any questions.
7/9/2013 - Concussion Fact Sheet for Coaches -
WHAT IS A CONCUSSION? RECOGNIZING A POSSIBLE CONCUSSION. WHAT SHOULD A COACH DO WHEN A CONCUSSION IS SUSPECTED? The attached is a concussion fact sheet from the CDC. This is a MUST-READ for all coaches
4/17/2013 - Swimming Hall of Fame may be moving -
The newly-formed Santa Clara Blue and Gold Ribbon Commission signed a memorandum of understanding with the ISHOF to raise $10 million to relocate the Hall of Fame to Santa Clara, and provide a $2 million endowment for future support. Unofficial discussions have been going on since last year and a location adjacent to the Hilton hotel is currently under consideration.
2/23/2013 - Brand Transition of Competitive Sports -
To assist Ys in successfully transitioning competitive sports to the new brand, YMCA of the USA (Y-USA) has compiled answers to frequently asked questions that you may integrate into your Y's communications to competitive sports team staff, volunteers and parents.
10/5/2012 - YMCA BRAND TRANSITION -
All YMCAs are expected to transition to the Y's revitalized brand by December 31, 2015. While some YMCAs will take until the deadline to transition, some YMCAs are transitioning at a much faster rate. Transition timing is at the discretion of local YMCAs as long as transition is fully complete by December 31, 2015. Completed transition means that all brand elements of a YMCA have been fully transitioned to the new brand and this includes competitive sports. YMCAs that have not successfully transitioned all brand applications in their YMCA will not pass the brand compliance audit necessary to receive a brand transition certification.
Under our master brand strategy, additional logos or marks cannot be created. All other Y program, event, initiative and team logos created and adopted over the years are considered retired and may no longer be used. The resources below have been created by the national office, in conjunction with local YMCA staff, to assist teams in maintaining their individual identities while adhering to the brand standards.
Y Graphic Standards Guide- The complete guide to the Y's graphic standards
Application of the Y Graphic Standards Guide for Competitive Sports - Graphic standards applied to competitive sports
Any questions regarding brand transition or mascot reviews may be emailed to theYbrand@ymca.net.
9/16/2012 - Revised YMCA Swim Officials Attire/Uniform Standards -
The YMCA National Swimming Officials Committee announced in September, 2012,the following revised guidelines for "on deck" uniform attire at all classifications and levels of YMCA swim meets
8/24/2012 - YMCA of USA - Rules that Govern -
A new version of the Rules that Govern YMCA Competitive Sports becomes effective September 1, 2012