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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
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 Short Course - 3 days ago
Insurance Expiration and Faxes Received (Click link)
For Coaches Only: List of Insurance Certificate expiration dates. Coaches, please make sure your YMCA has an insurance certificate on file at the YMCA of USA that covers the period through April 3, 2015 ....More

2015 Short Course - 6 days ago
Officials Training Classes
The following training classes will be offered at Short Course Nationals:

  1. Sunday, March 29 - Facilitation Skills -1:00 - 4:00 PM - Sheraton, Only for existing Trainers, contact Ed Miller
  2. Sunday, March 29 - Trainer Training - 4:00 - 6:00 PM - Sheraton, By Invitation Only, Contact Ed Miller
  3. Monday, March 30 - FST/Trainer Training 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM - GAC, By Invitation Only, contact Ed Miller
  4. Monday, March 30 - Level I Training - 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM - GAC, contact Eddie Hughes
  5. Monday, March 30 - Level II Training - 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM - GAC, contact Ed Miller
Ed Miller: caefmilleriii@msn.com
Eddie Hughes : cehughes16@hotmail.com

2015 Short Course - 6 days ago
College Admission Process (Click link)
The Championship Meet Committee will again be hosting an educational session at this year's YMCA Short Course Nationals on the college admission process. Our 2011 YMCA National Coach-of-the-Year, Glenn Neufeld of Mercersburg Academy, will be moderating a discussion forum with four college coaches as they talk about the admissions process from their varying perspectives as the coaches of successful swimming programs at four very different institutions of higher education.

The event will be held at the Pavilion located on the complex grounds just east of the pool on Monday from 2:45PM until 4:15PM. Everyone is invited ....More

2015 Short Course - 9 days ago
Greensboro Attractions (Click link)
Greensboro is more than the YMCA Short Course National Championship. Trampoline park, world's largest furniture store, historical sites, science center, world largest selection of old and new dinnerware, theaters, more than 500 restaurants, shops, museums, art galleries, and more. See the flyer for links to web sites with more details. The fun never ends in Greensboro! ....More

2015 Short Course - 11 days ago
Warm-up Schedule (Click link)
For Coaches - Warm-up schedule for Monday through Friday during the Championship.  This document will also be included in the Coaches packets available at Coach Check-in  ....More

2015 Short Course - 19 days ago
Sample Insurance Form (Click link)
Sample Insurance certificate. Each team that participates in the meet must have a current and correct Certificate of Liability Insurance on file with the YMCA of the USA. Emails of certificates will be accepted FROM THE INSURANCE BROKER ONLY. Emails may be sent to Robin Lee at robin.lee@ymca.net. Certificates of Insurance may be faxed to 312-977-1069, HOWEVER, THE ORIGINAL MUST STILL BE SENT to YMCA of the USA, Attn: Insurance Manager, 101 North Wacker Dr., Chicago IL 60606. ....More

2015 Short Course - 20 days ago
Photographers Needed (Click link)
To cover the championship and provide pictures, 12 volunteer photographers (3 per day) are needed. If you are interested, and willing to take picture to post on our web site during the Championship, please read and complete the linked application form. ....More

2015 Short Course - 20 days ago
College/University Coaches - Invitation (Click link)
College and University coaches are welcome at all YMCA National Swimming Championships. We encourage you to come and see the talent that can be the future of your swimming or diving team.  See the Handbook and Schedule for more information. ....More

2015 Short Course - 20 days ago
Online Meet Entry Extra Forms (Click link)
For Coaches - Copy of Forms  automatically generated during the Online Meet Entry submission. Use if you need an additional copy of the forms or the forms were not emailed to you during the online meet entry process ....More

2015 Short Course - 20 days ago
Moment of Remembrance
During Short Course Nationals, members of our YMCA Swim Community who we have lost over the past 12 months will be remembered in a Moment of Silence. Please send the name of individuals to be remembered to Bob McDowell at bmcdowell@wiltonymca.org.

Those we hold closest to our hearts never truly leave us. They live on in the kindness they have shared and the love they brought into our lives




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