2012 YMCA Short Course National Championship
Greensboro Aquatic Center, Greensboro, North Carolina
Monday April 2 thru Thursday April 5, 2012

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What: Athletes' Welcome Party, Swimming Trivia Quiz
When: Sunday, April 1st at 5:15pm
Where: The Pavilion (100 yards from Aquatic Center)

At Sunday's Athletes Welcome Party, SPEEDO has donated 15 of their newest high tech goggles to be awarded to athletes who correctly answer all six of these Swimming Trivia questions:

Bring your answers written on a single piece of paper which also includes your name, your YMCA team, and your email. All athletes attending the Welcome Party are eligible to enter;

1. One of the pools that host our YMCA Nationals has also hosted a NCAA championship, a US Nationals, US Juniors, a Masters Nationals and last December the site of the Duel in the Pool. What swim meet is the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center best known for?

2. Last year's Short Course YMCA Nationals was held in sunny Fort Lauderdale. After 38 years in Florida our new home for YMCA Short Course Nationals is here in Greensboro. What other Florida city has been the host of the YMCA short course nationals?

3. Josh Davis was the captain of the 2000 US Olympic swim team in Sydney earning two Olympic Silver medals. In the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games Josh was a member of three US relay teams that each won gold medals. What stroke did Josh swim in each of his 5 Olympic medals?

4. Maddy Crippen was a member of the US Olympic swim team that competed in Sydney in 2000. In what event did Maddy place second in the US Olympic Trials and 6th in the Olympic Games?

5. In 1980 US President Carter refused to allow the US Olympic team to participate in the Olympic Games that would be held in Moscow, Russia. Craig Beardsley, a member of the 1980 US Olympic swim team, but unable to participate, held the world record in what event (stroke & distance) for three years?

6. Tim Murphy coached the Wilton YMCA swim team to several national championship titles. Tim is now the men's head swim coach at Harvard University. This summer in London, Tim will be the US open water swimming coach for the Olympic Games. What is the name of the athlete that Tim coaches - he is the only member of the US Olympic swim team selected as of this date?

Bring your answers to the Athletes Welcome Party!!

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