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CHAMPIONSHIPS

2017 YMCA Long Course National Championship
2017 National YMCA Long Course - Greensboro, NC
July 31-Aug 4, 2017

2017 YMCA National Virtual Invitational
Swim Local- Compete Nationally
Oct 21-29, 2017

2018 YMCA Short Course National Championship
Location: Greensboro Aquatic Center, Greensboro, NC
April 3-7, 2018 (Tuesday-Saturday)


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LATEST UPDATES
2017 Long Course - 9 days ago
College Recruiting Seminar
Parents and athletes are invited to attend a College Recruiting Seminar on Monday, July 31 at 11:30 AM in the Special Events Center. The seminar will be presented by Glenn Neufeld and will include the opportunity to ask questions. Glenn has a broad background which includes being a YMCA swim coach, a college assistant swim coach and a high school guidance counselor. His background has given him a view of the recruiting process from many different perspectives. Please take advantage of this opportunity educate yourselves on this pertinent subject.
2017 Long Course - 9 days ago
Spectator Ticket Sales (Optional Sponsorship) (Click link)
Only ALL-SESSION tickets are available for advanced purchase (child ALL-SESSIONS ticket is $35; Adult ALL-SESSION ticket is $65).  Note: You will be able to purchase individual session tickets on site at the Aquatic Center.  

IMPORTANT: If you previously purchased  All-Session Tickets through this system for YMCA Short Course, you will already have a login account.  Use the same email address and password to log into the system)

When you purchase ALL-SESSIONs tickets, you also have the option to sponsor the YMCA Long Course meet for $50 (your designated name will appear in all prelim heat sheets as a sponsor of the meet.)  

Credit card is the only payment option for advanced purchasing of ALL-SESSION tickets.

Note: The system we are using for Advance Ticket sales is not specifically designed to handle spectator tickets. Everything will work fine, except the nomenclature will reference  "members."  Members in this case are the individuals purchasing the tickets. You will initially need to register yourself in the system (assuming that you did not purchase All-Session Tickets for the YMCA Short Course Meet).  Then you will need to register yourself again as the purchaser of the tickets.

Follow the instructions carefully.

When you get to the second "add member" (or first "add member" if you previously purchase tickets for YMCA Short Course), determine if you want to sponsor the Championship, (select "Ticket Sales with Sponsorship" on the second add member step to sponsor the Championship at $50.  Select "Ticket Sales" if you only want to purchase ALL-SESSION Tickets without purchasing a Sponsorship.  NOTE: If you are purchasing multiple tickets, do not add a member for each ticket. 

When you get to the page to confirm your account information, ignore the heading "Registration Fees."  This is where you will enter the number of Adult and/or Child ALL-SESSION tickets you want to purchase.  You will receive confirmation via email after entering your credit card information and completing the transaction.  

Also note: When you receive your emailed receipt, it will have an Pending Approval status listed.  Ignore this notation, your purchase has gone through.

The site is secure for both purchaser's and credit card information

 
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2017 Long Course - 9 days ago
Championship Apparel (Click link)
Don't forget to purchase commemorative apparel items from this year's YMCA LONG COURSE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP! The YMCA of USA is proud to have our partner FINE DESIGNS provide this year's apparel. There will be lots to choose from onsite at the meet, but don't hesitate to shop ahead in the comfort of your home. ....More
2017 Long Course - 18 days ago
Olympians Attending YMCA Long Course Nationals

The Meet Committee is excited to announce two Olympians to attend the 2017 YMCA Long Course National Championship in Greensboro, NC: Charlie Houchin and Anthony Ervin.

Charlie Houchin

  • Scheduled for Tuesday August 1.  Autographs 11:00AM - 1:00PM
  • CEO, HydroXphere (software for summer competitive swimming meets)
  • 2013 World Championship Gold Medalist, 4x200 Freestyle Relay (1:45.59)
  • 2012 Olympic Team Member
  • 2012 Olympic Gold Medalist, 4x200 Freestyle Relay
  • 2x Gold Medalist at the 2011 Pan American Games (400m Freestyle & 4x200 Freestyle Relay)
  • 2011 World Championship Team Member
  • 5th, 400 Freestyle, 2010 Pan Pacific Championships
  • All-American & Big Ten Champion, University of Michigan, 2006-2010
  • Attended University of Michigan

Anthony Ervin

  • Scheduled for Wednesday Aug 2.  Autographs 9:00AM - 11:30AM
  • Sponsored by Josh Davis and the Mutual of Omaha BREAKout! Swim Clinics
  • Three-time Olympian (2000, 2012, 2016);
  • Four-time Olympic medalist (3 gold, 1 silver)
  • Rio 2016 Olympic Games, gold (4x100m free, 50m free)
  • At age 35, he was the oldest athlete ever to win a gold in an individual swimming event.
  • Member of World Championship Team (2001, 2003, 2013, 2015)
  • Three-time World Championship medalist (2001- 2 Gold Medals; 2013 - Silver Medal)
  • 27-time NCAA All American
  • Attended University of California - Berkeley
2017 Long Course - 27 days ago
Coaches - Key Meet Operation Information (Click link)
Key meet operations information for the Championship - For Coaches. ....More
2018 Short Course - 33 days ago
Greensboro Aquatic Center Selected as Host Venue (Click link)

2018 YMCA SHORT COURSE NATIONALS

The YMCA of the USA is pleased to announce that the YMCA Short Course National Championship Meet will return to the Greensboro Aquatic Center (GAC) in Greensboro, NC, in 2018, 2019 and 2020.  The 2018 dates will be April 3-7, 2018.

VENUE SELECTION PROCESS
Following a thorough review process that included a committee of event volunteers and swim coaches, Y-USA selected the GAC based on the high quality of the facility, the experience level of the staff, the reasonable cost to families and teams, and ongoing support of the local community. The selection committee thoughtfully reviewed each bid and visited all of the proposed sites. The committee's recommendation was determined based on an extensive evaluation rubric, and coach feedback.

We look forward to working again with the qualified and committed staff of the GAC, the Greensboro CVB and our other local partners to provide a high quality meet experience so that our athletes can achieve their full potential.

AFFORDABLE LODGING
Y-USA is pleased to announce a larger selection of hotel options with lower hotel sleeping room rates for the 2018 YMCA National Short Course Championship.  With affordability in mind, we have partnered with the Greensboro Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Greensboro hotel community to lower overall travel costs for Championship participants.  This year you will see a larger variety of hotel options, many at lower rates than previous years. Your support of the preferred Greensboro hotels is appreciated. Please note the deadline to reserve the rooms at these reduced rates is March 17, 2018.  This is a full week later than past hotel reservation deadlines.

ADDITIONAL DISCOUNTS
In addition to the lower rates, when you book with these partner hotels, you'll receive coupons for additional discounts on local attractions and restaurants, generating even greater savings for you. These additional discounts are only offered to attendees who book the hotels listed on this site by the March 17 deadline. We are confident you'll want to take advantage of the overall savings involved when you book your hotel reservation with these partner hotels.

Please note that Y-USA has ended the relationship with the vendor utilizing the "Stay with Us" model for hotel reservations. We are confident that the partnership with the Greensboro Convention and Visitors Bureau will result in an improved experience for you at a lower overall cost.

The City of Greensboro is looking forward to welcoming YMCA athletes, coaches, families and friends in the spring. To book your hotel stay please click the link: http://ymca.lodginglead.com/event/ 

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2018 Short Course - 33 days ago
Hotels and Lodging (Click link)
With affordability in mind, we have partnered with the Greensboro Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Greensboro hotel community to lower overall travel costs for Championship participants. This year you will see a larger variety of hotel options, many at lower rates than previous years. Your support of the preferred Greensboro hotels is appreciated. ....More
2017 Long Course - 36 days ago
Coaches - IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Below are several very important items that coaches need to know:

  • Please make sure that you visit the YMCA LC Nationals web site at: http://ymca.ymcaswimminganddiving.org/2017LC   This site contains all the information regarding preparing, entering, travel to, and participating in YMCA LC Nationals.  Please pass this link to your national swimmers and their parents and have them sign-up for email notifications of new information postings.
  • When you submit your online meet entries, you will be asked for your senior swimmers' names and the college/university they will be attending.  This information will be included in the heat sheets so be prepared when you submit your meet entries.
  • All coaches will need to have current credentials to be on deck, including a background check within the past two years.  If you are a registered USA-S coach, this is part of the USA-S registration process.  If you are not USA-S registered, it is your responsibility with your YMCA to have this background check performed.
  • This year, all meet entry fees will be invoiced and paid through our National partner, TeamUnify.  There will be no need to request a check through your YMCA or bring cash to the meet.  The credit card that you used when completing the annual registration of your team will be automatically charged your entry fees after the entry deadline has passed.  The credit card is the one that you have on file and used during team registration or requesting a sanction for a championship.
  • To manage your TeamUnify Credit card, refer to this Frequently Asked Questions: TeamUnify FAQ
  • Extremely important: Please ensure that this credit card has a transaction limit that is greater that your meet entry fees and that the credit card will accept a total charge amount that is greater that your meet entry fees.
  • If you are going to use a high school time for a qualification time, remember, times from high school meets are only allowed if the meet is USA-S Observed.
  • If you have any questions or concerns about the eligibility of a swimmer or the eligibility of a swimmer's entry time, contact Jim Ryan (jryan@ymcade.org) as soon as possible.
  • Parade theme is the "The 1980's" in celebration of the first YMCA LC Nationals.   We are looking forward to seeing the creative costumes of the athletes during the Athlete Welcome Parade on Tuesday.
  • Online Time trials entries close on the same day and time as the main championship entries: Monday July 24 at 5:00pm.  Note: a total of three (3) time trials can be swum by each athlete during the meet.
  • Please encourage your officials and parents who will be attending the championship to volunteer as either a timer or deck official.  Information is available at the YMCA SC National web site.
2017 Long Course - 37 days ago
2017 YMCA Long Course Nationals

2017 YMCA Long Course National Championship
July 31 - Aug 4, 2017

Greensboro Aquatics Center, 1921 W Gate City Blvd,
Greensboro, NC 27403

Parade theme is the "The 1980's" in celebration of the first LC Nationals





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2017 Long Course - 37 days ago
Meet Entry - Championship (Click link)
For Coaches: All Championship meet entries must be made through the YMCA Online Meet Entry System - Entry Deadline is Monday July 24, 2017 at 5:00pm ET ....More



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