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CHAMPIONSHIPS

2015 YMCA Short Course National Championship
2015 National YMCA Short Course - Greensboro, NC
March 30-April 3, 2015

2015 YMCA Masters National Championship
Sarasota YMCA, Sarasota, Florida
May 7-10, 2015

2105 YMCA National Diving Championship
TBD

2015 YMCA Long Course National Championship
2015 National YMCA Long Course Championship - Indianapolis, IN
August 3-7, 2015

2016 YMCA Short Course National Championship
2016 National YMCA Short Course - Greensboro, NC
April 4-8, 2016

2017 YMCA Short Course National Championship
2017 National YMCA Short Course - Greensboro, NC
April 3-7, 2017


Previous Championship Meets

BREAKING NEWS

11/12/2014 - Officials Requirements for YMCA Meets -

YMCA sanctioned meets and national championship meets are conducted in accordance with the USA Swimming technical rules. All other YMCA meets must be conducted in accordance with USA Swimming technical rules in order for the meet and the times achieved therein to be valid for any of the following:

  • Qualification for entry into a YMCA sanctioned meet or YMCA national championship meet
  • National YMCA Top Ten times
  • National YMCA records
  • USA Swimming approval of the meet and entry of the times into the SWIMS database

Beginning in September 2013, USA Swimming rules require the use of an Administrative Official for all meets. This requirement, therefore, extends to YMCA meets that could be used as qualifying meets or times from which may be used as qualifying times for YMCA sanctioned and/or national championship competition.

The minimum officials requirements for YMCA meets are:

For all YMCA meets, at least two officials must be YMCA Certified including one certified as a Level II Official who acts as the Meet Referee:

  • Dual Meets require at least three (3) officials including a Starter, a Referee and an Administrative Official. The Starter and Referee may also serve as Stroke & Turn judges, if necessary.
  • All other meets require at least four (4) officials including a Referee, a Starter (who may also act as a Stroke & Turn judge), a Stroke & Turn judge and an Administrative Official.
  • Any YMCA Level II Certified Official can function as the Administrative Official, but not in that role and another deck role (e.g. the Deck Referee cannot also serve as the Admin Official)
  • USA Swimming Certified Officials may assist with the officiating at such meets, provided that there are at least two YMCA Certified Officials, one of whom is YMCA Level II certified and acts as the Meet Referee.

A schedule of available YMCA Administrative Officials courses can be found on the Learning and Career Development Center (LCDC) section of the YMCA Exchange website (www.yexchange.org).

A USA Swimming certified Administrative Official may perform the duties of a YMCA Administrative Official.


5/13/2014 - TeamUnify Selected as Preferred Provider for YMCA of the USA - YMCA of the USA Selects TeamUnify as the Technology Provider to Power the National YMCA Competitive Swimming and Diving Website and Regional Websites
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.



USEFUL LINKS:

YMCA Annual Team Registration (for Coaches)

YMCA Annual Coach Registration (for Coaches)

Online YMCA Meet Entry (for Coaches)

Online Officials Test (for Officials)

YMCA Meet Sanction Request (for Coaches and meet directors)

Discussion Forum (for Everyone)



LINKS FOR:

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REFERENCE:

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YMCA Look-up

National Awards Honorees

Championship History



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LATEST UPDATES

Info for Coaches - 8 days ago
YMCA Sanctioned Championship Meet Declaration Form (Click link)
Meet Declaration form that must be returned to the Meet Director by each coach attending a sanctioned meet ....More

Info for Coaches - 8 days ago
YMCA Sanction Meet Guidelines (Click link)
Guideline Information for a meet to be recognized as a YMCA Sanctioned Championship ....More

Meet Directors - 11 days ago
Officials Requirements for Running a Meet

YMCA sanctioned meets and national championship meets are conducted in accordance with the USA Swimming technical rules. All other YMCA meets must be conducted in accordance with USA Swimming technical rules in order for the meet and the times achieved therein to be valid for any of the following:

  • Qualification for entry into a YMCA sanctioned meet or YMCA national championship meet
  • National YMCA Top Ten times
  • National YMCA records
  • USA Swimming approval of the meet and entry of the times into the SWIMS database

Beginning in September 2013, USA Swimming rules require the use of an Administrative Official for all meets. This requirement, therefore, extends to YMCA meets that could be used as qualifying meets or times from which may be used as qualifying times for YMCA sanctioned and/or national championship competition.

The minimum officials requirements for YMCA meets are:

For all YMCA meets, at least two officials must be YMCA Certified including one certified as a Level II Official who acts as the Meet Referee:

  • Dual Meets require at least three (3) officials including a Starter, a Referee and an Administrative Official. The Starter and Referee may also serve as Stroke & Turn judges, if necessary.
  • All other meets require at least four (4) officials including a Referee, a Starter (who may also act as a Stroke & Turn judge), a Stroke & Turn judge and an Administrative Official.
  • Any YMCA Level II Certified Official can function as the Administrative Official, but not in that role and another deck role (e.g. the Deck Referee cannot also serve as the Admin Official)
  • USA Swimming Certified Officials may assist with the officiating at such meets, provided that there are at least two YMCA Certified Officials, one of whom is YMCA Level II certified and acts as the Meet Referee.

A schedule of available YMCA Administrative Officials courses can be found on the Learning and Career Development Center (LCDC) section of the YMCA Exchange website (www.yexchange.org).

A USA Swimming certified Administrative Official may perform the duties of a YMCA Administrative Official.

Info for Coaches - 11 days ago
Officials Requirements for Running a Meet

YMCA sanctioned meets and national championship meets are conducted in accordance with the USA Swimming technical rules. All other YMCA meets must be conducted in accordance with USA Swimming technical rules in order for the meet and the times achieved therein to be valid for any of the following:

  • Qualification for entry into a YMCA sanctioned meet or YMCA national championship meet
  • National YMCA Top Ten times
  • National YMCA records
  • USA Swimming approval of the meet and entry of the times into the SWIMS database

Beginning in September 2013, USA Swimming rules require the use of an Administrative Official for all meets. This requirement, therefore, extends to YMCA meets that could be used as qualifying meets or times from which may be used as qualifying times for YMCA sanctioned and/or national championship competition.

The minimum officials requirements for YMCA meets are:

For all YMCA meets, at least two officials must be YMCA Certified including one certified as a Level II Official who acts as the Meet Referee:

  • Dual Meets require at least three (3) officials including a Starter, a Referee and an Administrative Official. The Starter and Referee may also serve as Stroke & Turn judges, if necessary.
  • All other meets require at least four (4) officials including a Referee, a Starter (who may also act as a Stroke & Turn judge), a Stroke & Turn judge and an Administrative Official.
  • Any YMCA Level II Certified Official can function as the Administrative Official, but not in that role and another deck role (e.g. the Deck Referee cannot also serve as the Admin Official)
  • USA Swimming Certified Officials may assist with the officiating at such meets, provided that there are at least two YMCA Certified Officials, one of whom is YMCA Level II certified and acts as the Meet Referee.

A schedule of available YMCA Administrative Officials courses can be found on the Learning and Career Development Center (LCDC) section of the YMCA Exchange website (www.yexchange.org).

A USA Swimming certified Administrative Official may perform the duties of a YMCA Administrative Official.

Info for Coaches - 11 days ago
Swimming Addendum to the Rules that Govern YMCA Competitive Sports (Click link)
The Black Book has been replace with Swimming Addendum to the Rules that Govern YMCA Competitive Sports ....More

Rules - 11 days ago
SWIMMING ADDENDUM TO THE RULES THAT GOVERN YMCA COMPETITIVE SPORTS (previously Known as The BLACK BOOK) (Click link)
The Rules That Govern YMCA Competitive Sports must be followed at all levels of YMCA competition. The rules are written for all competitive sports in the YMCA and not specifically for swimming. This addendum provides additional explanation of the rules as applied to YMCA Swimming. Coaches, athletes and YMCA supervisors are responsible for knowing and abiding by the Rules That Govern including this Addendum. ....More

Meet Directors - 11 days ago
YMCA Sanctioned Meet Criteria (Click link)
This document sets forth the criteria for having a swim meet recognized as a YMCA Sanctioned Championship Meet for purposes of serving as a qualifying meet for entry into the YMCA National Short Course or Long Course Swimming Championship
meets.  1/28 - Change to meet Declaration form. 11/15/2014 Updated to allow a second type of a Sanctioned Meet ....More

Info For Officials - 14 days ago
Officials Requirements for YMCA Meets

YMCA sanctioned meets and national championship meets are conducted in accordance with the USA Swimming technical rules. All other YMCA meets must be conducted in accordance with USA Swimming technical rules in order for the meet and the times achieved therein to be valid for any of the following:

  • Qualification for entry into a YMCA sanctioned meet or YMCA national championship meet
  • National YMCA Top Ten times
  • National YMCA records
  • USA Swimming approval of the meet and entry of the times into the SWIMS database

Beginning in September 2013, USA Swimming rules require the use of an Administrative Official for all meets. This requirement, therefore, extends to YMCA meets that could be used as qualifying meets or times from which may be used as qualifying times for YMCA sanctioned and/or national championship competition.

The minimum officials requirements for YMCA meets are:

For all YMCA meets, at least two officials must be YMCA Certified including one certified as a Level II Official who acts as the Meet Referee:

  • Dual Meets require at least three (3) officials including a Starter, a Referee and an Administrative Official. The Starter and Referee may also serve as Stroke & Turn judges, if necessary.
  • All other meets require at least four (4) officials including a Referee, a Starter (who may also act as a Stroke & Turn judge), a Stroke & Turn judge and an Administrative Official.
  • Any YMCA Level II Certified Official can function as the Administrative Official, but not in that role and another deck role (e.g. the Deck Referee cannot also serve as the Admin Official)
  • USA Swimming Certified Officials may assist with the officiating at such meets, provided that there are at least two YMCA Certified Officials, one of whom is YMCA Level II certified and acts as the Meet Referee.

A schedule of available YMCA Administrative Officials courses can be found on the Learning and Career Development Center (LCDC) section of the YMCA Exchange website (www.yexchange.org).

A USA Swimming certified Administrative Official may perform the duties of a YMCA Administrative Official.

2015 Masters - 16 days ago
Housing - Master Meet (Click link)
We are pleased to announce that the YMCA Competitive Sports Housing Site for the 2015 Masters Swimming Nationals is NOW OPEN! When you book your hotel rooms through the YMCA Housing Site you become part of the Y's Stay With Us program. Your support of this program helps the YMCA of the USA fund this Championship meet each year and provide a top athletic venue and a great experience each swimmer. Please show your support of the YMCA Masters Swimming Nationals and reserve your rooms today by visiting the Housing Site.

If you'd prefer to call our office to make reservations or have questions, we would be happy to assist you over the phone. Please call YMCA Competitive Sports Housing at (888) 939-5945 or email competitivesportshousing@ymca.net ....More

2015 Short Course - 25 days ago
SC Nats - Event Order - New for 2015 (Click link)
2015 YMCA Short Course Nationals Event Order - New for 2015 ....More




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