5/8/2013 - Principles of Competitive Swimming -
In order to continue to provide training that is accessible and affordable to the movement, Y-USA will be launching an E-learning version of Principles of Competitive Swimming and Diving course, AQ412B on August 1st. 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.
As we continue to refine our courses and prepare our staff to be more Cause-driven leaders, we will look to the future to provide every opportunity for our staff to further their professional development. We look forward to an innovative 2013.
Contact your Regional Training Manager if there are any questions.
Paula Criel, Director of Field Training
Jim Kauffman, National Director for Health and Well-being
4/17/2013 - Swimming Hall of Fame may be moving -
The newly-formed Santa Clara Blue and Gold Ribbon Commission signed a memorandum of understanding with the ISHOF to raise $10 million to relocate the Hall of Fame to Santa Clara, and provide a $2 million endowment for future support. Unofficial discussions have been going on since last year and a location adjacent to the Hilton hotel is currently under consideration.
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.
10/24/2012 - Safety Training for Coaches - Update Requirements -
Updated Safety Training requirements for Coaches
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.
9/16/2012 - Revised YMCA Swim Officials Attire/Uniform Standards -
The YMCA National Swimming Officials Committee announced in September, 2012,the following revised guidelines for "on deck" uniform attire at all classifications and levels of YMCA swim meets
8/24/2012 - YMCA of USA - Rules that Govern -
A new version of the Rules that Govern YMCA Competitive Sports becomes effective September 1, 2012