2013 YMCA Short Course National Championship
Greensboro Aquatic Center, Greensboro, North Carolina
Wednesday April 3 thru Saturday April 6, 2013

Theme: Retro Super Heroes from the 50s to the 70s

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If one has ever been interested in the history of YMCA Competitive Swimming and Diving, you will have your chance to explore in Greensboro.YMCA of the USA is honored to have long-time YMCA swim Historian Paul Atkinson and his wife Jan with us as part of championship week. Paul is making himself available to meet and share historical information from our past. Paul began his career with the YMCA in Dayton, Ohio in 1959. From 1960 through 1994 Paul attended our YMCA National Short Course Championship Meets as well and some Long Course and Masters Championships. Paul retired from a distinguished career with the Y in 1990. Competitive Aquatics have always been his first love--teaching, coaching and officiating.

Paul will be available from 9-11AM & 1-3PM on Tuesday and 10AM-1PM Wednesday and Thursday. He will be located at the Coliseum Complex near the Athlete's Village to make people more aware of our swimming heritage as well as find individuals who may have local YMCA swimming information and or materials that they might share. Some of the historical information available will be:
  • National YMCA Short Course Swimming and Diving Championships 1923 thru 2012
  • National YMCA Long Course Swimming and Diving Championships 1968 thru 2012
  • National YMCA Masters Swimming and Diving Championships 1980 thru 2012
  • Meet Results from various meets in the 1920's, 1930's and 1940's.
  • Significant dates in YMCA Aquatic and Competitive Swimming and Diving.
  • National YMCA Swim Awards: Joseph G Rogers, Conrad Carroll, John deBarbadillo, Coach of the Year and Coach of the Meet Awards.
You will want to make the time to meet Paul, explore some history and feel good about the part we play in the on-going rich heritage of YMCA competitive swimming. See you in Greensboro!

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