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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

2105 YMCA National Diving Championship
TBD

2015 YMCA Long Course National Championship
2015 National YMCA Long Course Championship - Indianapolis, IN
August 3-7, 2015

2016 YMCA Short Course National Championship
2015 National YMCA Short Course - Greensboro, NC
April 4-8, 2016

2017 YMCA Short Course National Championship
017 National YMCA Short Course - Greensboro, NC
April 3-7, 2017


Previous Championship Meets

BREAKING NEWS

10/11/2014 - 2014 YMCA Virtual Meet - Submit your Virtual Meet Results
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8/18/2014 - 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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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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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:

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Officials Trainers (including templates)

Meet Directors

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REFERENCE:

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National Awards Honorees

Championship History



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LATEST UPDATES

2015 Long Course - Posted Today
2015 LC Qualifying Times (Click link)
2015 YMCA Long Course Nationals Time Standards ....More

2014 Masters - 6 days ago
Additional photos (Click link)
Photos by Frank McQuiggan ....More

2015 Masters - 6 days ago
2015 YMCA Masters Meet Announcement (Click link)
2015 Masters Meet Announcement ....More

2017 Short Course - 66 days ago
Stay-With_US Hotel Booking (Click link)
Hotel booking is open through YMCA Competitive Sports Housing by visiting the housing website or by calling the housing office at (888) 939-5945. As always, reservations will be taken on a first come, first served basis, so we encourage you to book early to reserve your top choice hotels ....More

2016 Short Course - 66 days ago
2016 Stay-With-US Hotel Booking (Click link)
Hotel booking is open through YMCA Competitive Sports Housing by visiting the housing website or by calling the housing office at (888) 939-5945. As always, reservations will be taken on a first come, first served basis, so we encourage you to book early to reserve your top choice hotels ....More

Swimmers - 67 days ago
YMCA All-American Order Form (Click link)
Use this form to request an All-American Certificate for a swimmer, diver or Master swimmer.  For age group swimmers: the swimmer needs to achieves a time equal to or faster than the 16th place time for an event at YMCA Nationals.  For Divers, the diver had to placed in the top 16 for 1 or 3 meter dive at YMCA Nationals.  For Masters, the swimmer had to finish in the top 8 for an event at the Master National Championship. Complete the form and send it to the address on the form along with your check ....More

Rules - 69 days ago
2014 USA_S Mini Rulebook (Click link)
Technical swimming rules adopted by YMCA Swimming ....More

Rules - 69 days ago
Competitive Swimming Black Book (Click link)
Outlines the rules, guidelines and best practices for the conduct of YMCA competitive swimming programs of all sizes and competitive levels. Update for 2013-2014 Season ....More

2014 Long Course - 75 days ago
Officials Picture (Click link)
The group picture of Officials for the 2014 YMCA Long Course National Championship. Note: the picture is high resolution, therefore the file is large and may take some time to download depending on your connection speed ....More

2014 Long Course - 87 days ago
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