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CHAMPIONSHIPS

2014 YMCA Long Course National Championship
Indiana University Natatorium on the campus of IUPUI, Indianapolis, Indiana
Monday, July 28 and ending on Friday, August 1.

2015 YMCA Short Course National Championship
2015 National Y Short Course Site Selection Announcement Delayed

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
TBD


Previous Championship Meets

BREAKING NEWS

7/4/2014 - Leadership Development Camp - Oct 9-12, 2014 Orlando, FL - The goal of the camp is to further develop personal, team and community leadership skills in YMCA competitive swimmers from around the country. The camp is designed for current high school juniors. Seniors may also apply. Applicants for the camp should be academically strong and have demonstrated potential as future leaders. They should be interested in leadership and service. Upon their return they should be prepared to educate their teammates and be more engaged as mentors and role models. 20 Athletes will be selected. Applications are due by July 21, 2014.
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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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5/11/2014 - 2014 YMCA Virtual Meet - SAVE THE DATES! Between October 17-26, 2014, the local YMCA competitive swimming community will come together in the 6th Annual YMCA Virtual Swim Meet Invitational.

Become part of the excitement! Join the thousands of YMCA swimmers to participate in YMCA's 6th Annual Virtual Invitational Meet.

Teams will swim locally but compete against other YMCA teams and YMCA swimmers from across the county. Teams and swimmers will compete for rankings (and bragging rights) in a number of age group swimming events.
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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:

Coaches

Officials

Officials Trainers (including templates)

Meet Directors

Swimmers

Volunteers



REFERENCE:

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Records

Rules

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YMCA Look-up

National Awards Honorees

Championship History



WEB SITES:

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ASCA

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LATEST UPDATES

2014 Long Course - 7 days ago
Traffic Alert for Vicinity of IU Natatorium
Beginning Thursday July 24, 2014 thru Sunday July 27, 2014 the BBQ RIBFEST will be taking place at Military Park just east of the IU Natatorium. This is a public event.  Area to be closed: Blackford Street from New York Street to the Canal. This area will remain closed from Wednesday July 23, 2014 at 9:00 AM until Monday July 28, 2014 at 5:00 PM. The parking garage attached to the Natatorium can be accessed by turning south from New York Street onto Blake Street

2014 Long Course - 11 days ago
Limitations on Drinks brought into the Natatorium
Attention - Special Notice: Indiana University has a system-wide exclusive contract with Coca Cola. If your team is planning to bring any liquid refreshments into the Natatorium please be aware you are limited to bringing in Coke products. This applies to water, sports drinks and soda. Thank you for your cooperation.

2014 Long Course - 12 days ago
Transportation from the Indianapolis Airport to Downtown Hotels (Click link)
If you are flying to Indianapolis and not renting a vehicle, your most economical way to reach the downtown hotels is via the Go Green Shuttle. The shuttle has eight stops in the downtown area. Check their website to find the stop closest to your hotel.

NOTICE: Their drivers do not accept cash as payment. You may only pay with a debit/credit card. They strongly urge you to make your reservation online to avoid delays loading the bus.

For more information or to make a reservation, click the link to the article ....More

2014 Long Course - 25 days ago
Emergency Notification System - Please Register (Click link)
Send Word Now is an emergency alert system Y-USA uses to communicate urgent messages via text, email and phone calls. As a registrant in this event, you are asked to enter your contact information directly into the Send Word Now system. This will enable Y-USA to contact you should any emergencies arise regarding this event.

When entering your information, please complete the required fields for all four tabs: User Information, Contact Information, Additional Information, and My Subscriptions. Be sure to choose the correct meeting (YMCA National Long Course Championship 2014) from the choices in the My Subscriptions tab. ....More

2014 Long Course - 25 days ago
Athlete Volunteers - A Request (Click link)
Athlete volunteers are needed to fill a special role in this year's YMCA Long Course National Swimming Championship. If you have a swimmer or group of swimmers interested in participating in color guard, water banner, National Anthem, or devotion during the prelims or finals, please see the attached information and application form ....More

2014 Long Course - 30 days ago
Coaches Agenda (Click link)
Topics important to coaches ....More

2015 Short Course - 30 days ago
2015 Short Course Qualifying Time Standards (Click link)
Qualifying Period for the Short Course YMCA National Championship Meet: is March 1 of the previous season to the entry date for the meet ....More

2014 Long Course - 31 days ago
Officials - Invitation to Officiate (Click link)
Officials and Timers: You are cordially invited to help us at the 2014 YMCA Long Course Swimming Championship Meet.

To properly conduct a championship meet of this magnitude requires a large number of officials to staff the deck each day. There is a need for both YMCA Level I and YMCA Level II Officials each day at Preliminaries, Time Trials and Finals. All officials attending the meet are strongly encouraged to sign up to work at this meet.

Timer positions may also be available depending on the number of Level I and Level II officials volunteers. If you are experienced in timing, but are not an Certified Official and would like to volunteer, we encourage you to do so.  The main link of this article has the invitation and pre-registration form. Updated 6/22/2014 ....More

2014 Long Course - 32 days ago
Spectator Parking Options at the IUPUI Natatorium (Click link)
Spectators with cars have several options for parking at this year's Long Course National Championships on the campus of IUPUI. This note will attempt to document the options available to you so you can make the choice which best fits your situation ....More

2014 Long Course - 32 days ago
2014 YMCA Long Course National Championship Handbook (Click link)
The Meet Handbook provides information for Coaches, Swimmers and Parents to prepare, enter, attend, and compete in the championship. The Handbook is a must-read for everyone attending the Championship.  Updated 6/21/2014 ....More




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