A committee has be formed to evaluate options
for the 2012
Short Course Championship venue.
The intention is to maintain the dates April 10-13 but the dates
may need to change depending upon venue availability. By
June 15, the venue will be selected and communicated on this web
IMPORTANT TICKET NOTICE...PLEASE READ After three
days of competition and monitoring the sale of all finals
tickets, the meet committee has found that a significant
number of tickets have been available at the 3PM release
with a comparable number of empty seats at finals.
In order to offer the opportunity for more people to see
the final night of the 2011 Championships, the release of
all tickets for this evening's final has been moved up to 15
minutes after the announcement of the Men's Medley Relay
finals. This should be approximately 12:30PM today. We
hope this will allow more parents and family the chance to
be part of an exciting final evening. Thank you.
YMCA SC Nationals Time Trial information: Due to the
cancellation of time trials today (Tuesday), the 200 IM and
50fly time trial events will be swum on Wednesday as the
first two time trial events. The 500 Free time trial will
be swum as the the last time trial event on Thursday.
Since the 50 Free and 100 Free time trials are already
offered on Thursday, the entries for these events will move
to Thursday's events. And, a swimmer can compete in 50
and/or 100. The Tuesday's time trial events that are moving
will not count against the one event per day limitations
YMCA Altitude Training Camp Olympic Training Center –
Colorado Springs, Colorado August 14-20, 2011 (pending USOC
What excitement there will be in
Colorado this August! Once again, the YMCA Coaches
Association will be sending a selected team of athletes to
The United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado
Springs for a week of training and fun! We will be selecting
40 athletes (20 men and 20 women) based on your performances
at the 2011 Short Course Meet. We can only take those
athletes that apply.
This is the link to the video streaming that will be
available during the Athletes Parade, prelims and finals
Note to Spectators: Video streaming will be
provided by USASwimming. We do not have the link yet,
but it will be provided on this web site once it become
Pre-purchased Preliminary tickets can be
picked up Monday 8:30-4 and thereafter on the days of
competition from 7AM-7PM at the Admissions Area near the
front entrance gate to the Hall of Fame pool.
will also be able to purchase available prelim tickets at
the same location. Tickets for Tuesday’s Prelim
sessions will be sold beginning at 3 P.M. on Monday. Tickets
for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday’s sessions will be sold
the previous day (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday) for each
of the following day’s sessions beginning at 1:30 P.M.
Available Finals ticket will be sold after 3:00 on
the day for that evening's Finals competition
two (2) tickets will be sold to each person. Each deck
ticket will cost $5, while each Skybox ticket will cost $10
Payment will be for cash/check only. Seating in the
Video Display area is free of charge
Note to Coaches Proof of Entry Times Teams have
been randomly selected for Proof of times. The coaches
have been notified via email. Check your Junk Email
folder to ensure that you have not received this email.
If you have not received an email, you were not randomly
It is up to the coaches of the teams not
notified whether or not they want to bring their proofs to
the meet. However, please be aware that other factors may
require that a team may have to prove times. This includes,
but is not limited to, a protest from another coach.
Map of the parade rout - Parade is on Monday April 4
starting at 5:30pm
Message to Coaches: Coaches Deck Passes Coaches
deck pass, issued at registration, must be displayed at
all times. Due to the revised meet format, many teams may
be bringing additional coaches for athlete supervision and
local transportation. This year, teams may register
additional coaches more than the original meet announcement
permitted. Please remember that all coaches wishing to gain
access to the pool deck must show current safety and
Principles of YMCA Competitive Swimming and Diving
certifications in order to be issued a deck pass. You
will also be able to add additional coaches at the
registration table in Ft Lauderdale
Payment - The online payment system will be open
after the entry deadline (Thursday or Friday). You
will receive a link to the payment system where you will be
able to pay your entry fees via credit card.
Received - Faxes are still being processed and will
be available for review (hopefully) by the weekend.
Don't panic. If there is any error or lost fax
transmission, we have plenty of time to resolve any
issue....and there is no penality
12 volunteer photographers are needed. See attached
application form for more details
Time Trial - Qualifying times required for Time Trials
Qualifying times in order to swim time trails
Important Message:Effective immediately, all purchases of ON-DECK tickets
for the Finals sessions have been nullified and ticket
purchasers will have their credit cards credited for any
charges for such finals tickets.
Sky box tickets WILL
NOT be affected by this ticket recall, as they were not
fully sold out and not part of the on-deck seating sold.
Instead, a voucher system will be implemented to assure
that supporters of finals participants will have
priority in accessing tickets for finals.
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT The current Ticket Sell, Buy-Back and Exchange
Program for the National YMCA Short Course Championships in
Fort Lauderdale, April 4-8, 2011 is conducted ONLY by YMCA
of the USA through this official site. Any other
notification or offer by others to sell or purchase tickets
may be a misrepresentation and may result in improper ticket
purchase or exchange. YMCA ticket scalping is prohibited.
Please use extreme caution and continue to follow this
website for further information.
Message: As announced, YUSA has initiated a ticket
buy-back which started on February 28 and was scheduled to
continue through March 7. Because of athletes still
qualifying and additional tickets that may become available
after the 7th, the buy-back program has been extended to
March 14. YUSA will have an update following their review
of the response to the ticket buy-back process. This will
include a procedure for persons currently without tickets to
acquire those that have been bought or given back.
Click map image on the left for an interactive map of the Ft
Lauderdale Swimming Hall of Fame area
Must read for Parents and spectators attending Nationals
In our effort to keep everyone informed about the upcoming
National YMCA Swimming/Diving Championships at the Ft.
Lauderdale Aquatic Complex (FLAC), we share the following
information regarding the National 2011 Championships.
Pre-registration for college and university coaches
releasing the tickets for sale on Wednesday, February 16 at
Noon (EST), we had no idea that the entire allotment for ALL
prelims and finals would be sold within a 15 minute period.
We are very aware that, as a result, many did not receive
the opportunity to purchase. The meet committee will be
working over the next several days to address this situation
in order to provide additional strategies by which as many
people can participate during the meet as possible. An
update will be posted to this web site no later than
Wednesday, February 23. We continue to ask for your
patience and understanding as we navigate our way through
these and other accommodation issues.