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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

2015 YMCA National Diving Championship
YMCA of Central Florida Aquatic Center, Orlando, Florida
May 15-17, 2015

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:

Coaches

Officials

Officials Trainers (including templates)

Meet Directors

Swimmers

Volunteers



REFERENCE:

Past Championships

Records

Rules

YMCA Regional Rep Web Site Listing

Listing: National Advisory Committee

Listing: Team Web Sites

YMCA Look-up

National Awards Honorees

Championship History (updated 1/5/15)



WEB SITES:

YMCA of USA

USA Swimming

ASCA

Hy-Tek Swimming Software

YMCA Logo Apparel

Our Kids Initiative

Make-a-Splash

 



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LATEST UPDATES

2015 Masters - 3 days ago
Results, Psych Sheet, Heat Sheets (Click link)
Online results ....More

2015 Diving - 19 days ago
Hotel Rooms (Click link)
Hotel rooms are still available through YMCA Competitive Sports Housing for the National Diving Championship. Please click here to visit the website and review the available hotel options. If you'd prefer to call our office to make reservations, we would be happy to assist you over the phone. Please call YMCA Competitive Sports Housing at (888) 939-5945. If you do not see what you are looking for or have a property in mind that is not on the list, please contact us to discuss your options. Remember, that your support of Stay With Us helps the YMCA of the USA fund this National Championship each year and provides you with the top athletic facilities, equipment and overall experience. Show your support of the YMCA National Diving Championship and reserve your rooms today! ....More

2015 Short Course - 21 days ago
Qualifying Times - 2016 (Click link)
Qualifying Times - 2016 YMCA Short Course Nationals ....More

2016 Short Course - 21 days ago
Qualifying Times (Click link)
Qualifying times for 2016 YMCA Short Course Nationals ....More

2015 Long Course - 23 days ago
Event Order - New for 2015 (Click link)
New event order for the YMCA Long Course Championship ....More

2015 Short Course - 24 days ago
Survey - Help us improve this YMCA Championship (Click link)
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.


The password to the survey is: 9622
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2015 Short Course - 24 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.

SWIMMING CAREER

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 - 24 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 - 26 days ago
Results, Video, Pictures (Click link)
Heat Sheet, Event results, streaming video, picture from the meet ....More

2015 Short Course - 28 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.




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