2015 Diving - 12 days ago
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2015 Short Course - 14 days ago
Qualifying Times - 2016
Qualifying Times - 2016 YMCA Short Course Nationals
2016 Short Course - 14 days ago
Qualifying times for 2016 YMCA Short Course Nationals
2015 Long Course - 16 days ago
Event Order - New for 2015
New event order for the YMCA Long Course Championship
2015 Short Course - 17 days ago
Survey - Help us improve this YMCA Championship
We are interested in your feedback on this YMCA Championship. Share your thoughts and suggestions with us. Please complete the survey and help us make this a better meet for athletes, coaches, parents, and swimmers.
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2015 Short Course - 17 days ago
Olympic Gold Medalist Charlie Houchin will speak at Good Friday Service
YMCA National Champion & Olympic Gold Medalist Charlie Houchin of North Carolina will speak at Good Friday Service Offered at Short Course YMCA Nationals on April 3rd
On Friday, April 3rd, the final day of Short Course Nationals, the YMCA of Greensboro will host a non-denominational service at The Pavilion on the Greensboro Coliseum Campus. We are pleased to have 2012 Olympic Gold Medalist Charlie Houchin with us to share his message.
Houchin is a Christian who has spoken about his faith, "I like to think I carry a quiet confidence into the water because of my relationship with Christ."
We will celebrate the Good News through prayer, music and inspirational message. The service will begin 30 minutes after the conclusion of the 400 Free Relay Prelims Friday morning.
Athletes, coaches, parents, staff, volunteers and friends are welcome to come as you are to this informal 30 minute service! For your convenience, the Pavilion is part of the Greensboro Coliseum Complex and is #17 on the map located on the website - a short walk from the Greensboro Aquatic Center.
Houchin was an accomplished age group swimmer from North Carolina and today lives and works in Raleigh. He enjoyed his greatest international success in freestyle relay events. He won an Olympic Gold medal as a member of the winning United States team in the 4 x 200-meter freestyle relay at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
Houchin retired from competitive swimming following last summer's USA Swimming national championships racing one final time in his signature event, the 200 freestyle. He wrapped up a career that included extremely successful trips to the London 2012 Olympics and the Barcelona 2013 FINA World Championships representing Team USA. He won gold medals as part of the 800 free relays in both of those meets, competing in the prelims in London in 2012 and in the final of the World Championships.
Before his Olympic appearance, Houchin was a key player for the University of Michigan Wolverines, swimming under US Olympic coaches Jon Urbanchek and Bob Bowman from 2006 to 2010. Houchin is 11th all-time among Americans in the 200 long course freestyle with a 1:46.88 from the 2012 Olympic Trials. He's also 12th all-time in the United States in the 400 freestyle.
Houchin is one of the YMCA's most accomplished athletes. He won YMCA titles in the 200, 500 & 1000 yard freestyle events, the 400 IM, the 4 x 100 yard and 4 x 200 yard freestyle relay representing the YMCA of the Triangle.
Houchin credits others for his success including his YMCA swim coach. "I have had the privilege to work with many great coaches throughout my career. Ron Turner was my coach at the YMCA of the Triangle and served as the catalyst for my Olympic pursuit. His knowledge and ability to execute in developing talent in our sport is extraordinary. I was so grateful that Ron was able to be in the stands for the finals of my 200 free at the US Olympic Trials."
Houchin is transitioning his passion in the pool to HydroXphere, a technology company he founded.
Houchin's product, Meet Central, is a mobile app that can operate an entire swim meet from smartphones.
Meet Central is "an easy, paperless solution to support summer swim meets" with a "virtual scoreboard"√ā¬Ě that swimmers can share to compare results with friends.
He's also one of the founders of Seal Innovation Swim Team in Cary, North Carolina, where professional swimmers train under head coach John Payne.
The YMCA of the USA thanks the YMCA of Greensboro and Charlie Houchin for providing this opportunity to our national swim community.
ABOUT CHARLIE HOUCHIN
EDUCATION -- Houchin graduated from William G. Enloe High School in Raleigh, North Carolina. Both of his parents were All-American swimmers for North Carolina State University. Houchin attended the University of Michigan, where he swam for the Michigan Wolverines swimming and diving team in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) competition from 2006 to 2010. He graduated from Michigan with a bachelor's degree in sports management in 2010.
PROFESSIONAL CAREER -- Houchin created a swimming timing system called Meet Central, a system that helps swim meets go faster and have more accurate times. This allows swim teams to use mobile devices to start, time, judge, and score very quickly. Houchin used the money he earned from his gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics to found HydroXphere and to create Meet Central. Adamant about increasing the value of participation for young swimmers, Houchin innovated a better swim meet experience for athletes, parents, and coaches. Meet Central operates an entire swim meet from iPhones and iPads, creating a more relaxing environment for parents, volunteers, and officials. Using Meet Central, swim clubs can operate a meet in less time, with fewer volunteers, and less complexity.
At the 2010 FINA Short Course World Championships, Houchin won a silver medal in the 4 x 200-meter freestyle relay for his contributions in the heats.
At the 2011 World Aquatics Championships in Shanghai, Houchin competed in one event, the 400-meter freestyle. Houchin posted a time of 3:48.80 in the heats but did not advance to the final, finishing fourteenth overall.
At the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Houchin won two gold medals in the 400-meter freestyle and the 4 x 200-meter freestyle relay.
At the 2012 United States Olympic Trials, the qualifying meet for the 2012 Olympics, Houchin made the U.S. Olympic team for the first time by finishing sixth in the 200-meter freestyle with a time of 1:46.88, which qualified him to swim in the 4x200-meter freestyle as a member of the U.S. relay team. Houchin also competed in the 400-meter freestyle at the trials, and finished fourth overall (3:48.32). At the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Houchin earned a gold medal by swimming for the winning U.S. team in the preliminaries of the 4x200-meter freestyle relay.
At the 2013 World Aquatics Championships in Barcelona, Houchin combined with Conor Dwyer, Ryan Lochte, and Ricky Berens in the 4x200-meter freestyle relay, with the team finishing in first place for the gold medal. Swimming the third leg, Houchin recorded a split of 1:45.59, and the team finished with a final time of 7:01.72.
2015 Short Course - 17 days ago
Lyrics For the Gate Guys Theme Song
Y NATIONALS 2015
THE NIGHT LIGHTS UP LIKE A ROCKET INTO SPACE
Y NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS, GREENSBOROS THE PLACE !
BRING GAME AND YOUR TEAMMATES, YOU KNOW WHAT WE MEAN
IT'S GREENSBORO IN APRIL 2015 !
THE WEATHERS BEEN HOT THERE AND EVER SO COOL,
BUT THERE IS NO DOUBT, ITS A FABULOUS POOL
GATE GUYS SEND THIS MESSAGE FOR YOU ALL TO GET READY,
FAST SWIMS AND SOME FUN , WE'LL HELP KEEP THE MEET STEADY
ITS THE BEST OF OFFICIALS, FACILITIES AND CREW
MOST IMPORTANT OF ALL IS YOUR FAMILY AND YOU
HARD WORK PAYS OFF IN IN THE CLASSROOM AND POOL
STAY FOCUSED AND COMMITTED TO YOUR SWIMS AND YOUR SCHOOL
WHICH Y'S WILL IT BE ON THE PODIUM THIS YEAR
WHO WILL BE VICTORIOUS AND CONQUER THEIR FEAR
EVERYONES A WINNER IN THIS WONDERFUL GAME
AFTER Y NATIONALS YOUR NEVER THE SAME !!!
GATE GUYS SEND BEST WISHES TO ALL THE SWIMMERS AND CREW
FIRST WEEK OF APRIL THATS WHEN WE'LL SEE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2015 Short Course - 19 days ago
Results, Video, Pictures
Heat Sheet, Event results, streaming video, picture from the meet
2015 Short Course - 21 days ago
Video Review of Races for Coaches and Athletes
USA Swimming Club Development Division will be providing Video Review services of all races both prelims and finals. Coaches can stop by the corner room on the pool deck opposite the dive well and request to see the race. The Sport Performance Consultants will discuss races with you and your athletes. There is no charge for this service. The Consultants can also provide instructions on how to review races on your mobile device.
2015 Short Course - 23 days ago
Olympian - Josh Davis
US Olympic Gold Medalist Josh Davis on hand to present awards at YMCA Nationals
Josh Davis IS swimming. On any given day, whether he's commentating a swim meet, relating his relay team experience to corporate executives, or encouraging school children to pursue excellence, he is talking about the swimming experiences that changed and defined his life. That's where he really shines!
Josh is a Olympic gold medalist, and former world record-holder having represented the USA at two consecutive Summer Olympics. At the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, he won gold medals by swimming for the winning U.S. teams in the 4x100-meter freestyle relay and 4x200-meter freestyle relay and earned a third gold medal by swimming for the first-place U.S. team in the preliminary heats of the 4x100-meter medley relay. One of his proudest moments: "Being the only male athlete in the world to win three gold medals at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia"
Four years later at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia, he served as the captain of the U.S. swimming team. At the 2000 Olympics, he won silver medals swimming for the second-place U.S. teams in the preliminary heats of the 4x100-meter freestyle relay, and the final of the 4x200-meter freestyle relay. He placed fourth in the 200-meter freestyle.
He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin, where he swam for coach Eddie Reese's Texas Longhorns swimming and diving team in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) competition.
Today Josh is also a masterful swim clinician - he's the founder and the CEO of the Mutual of Omaha Breakout! Swim Clinic. Josh is not just somewhere, but seemingly everywhere in the country where he impacts thousands of swimmers and their parents as he reaches out to teach, encourage and inspire everyone to be the best they can be.
Good Friday Service Offered at Short Course Nationals On Friday, April 3rd
On Friday, April 3, the final day of Short Course Nationals. The YMCA of Greensboro will play host to a non-denominational service at the Pavilion on the Greensboro Coliseum Campus.
The service will begin 30 minutes after the conclusion of the 400 Free Relay Prelims Friday morning. We will celebrate the Good News through prayer, music and inspirational message.
We are pleased to have Josh Davis, 1996 and 2000 Captain and Olympic Gold and Silver Medalist with us to share the message. Athletes, coaches, parents, staff, volunteers and friends are welcome to come as you are to this informal 30 minute service! For your convenience, the Pavilion is part of the Greensboro Coliseum Complex and is #17 on the map located on the website -- a short walk from the Greensboro Aquatic Center.
YMCA of the USA thanks the YMCA of Greensboro and Josh Davis for providing this opportunity to our national swim community.