2019 YMCA Long Course National Championship
EPPLEY Recreation Center, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
July 30-Aug 3, 2019 (Tuesday thru Saturday)

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To ensure compliance with all Safe Sport laws and regulations and to continue to strengthen our ability to protect youth in our care from abuse, ALL coaches, volunteers/officials, and competing athletes age 18 and older must complete the following steps to participate in the YMCA Long Course National Championship. 
  • COMPLETE ANNUAL TRAINING: ALL coaches and volunteers/officials, and athletes participating in the YMCA of the USA (Y-USA)'s National Championship, must have taken an approved  training course from Safe Sport, USA Swimming LEARN, Safe Sport training provided at their local YMCA or Praesidium since August 3 2018 (the past 12 months)
    • To take the free online child protection training and mandated reporter training at Praesidium, use registration code: yusa_swim to access the training.  Link to Praesidium Quick Start Guide
    • Remember to keep a copy of your training completion certificate from the class you took.  You will need to present a copy of this to attend YMCA National Championships
  • SIGN & ACKNOWLEDGE CODE OF CODE OF CONDUCT: All Coaches, volunteers/officials, and athletes 18 and over must read and sign the YMCA of the USA's National Championship Code of Conduct
  • PRESENT DOCUMENTS at CHECK-IN: All attending/participating coaches, volunteers/officials, and athletes 18 and over will need to present their training completion certificate and the complete 4 pages with their signature of the Code of Conduct.  See FAQ on Approved Training Complete Certificates

    • Coaches and athletes (18 and over) will present their documents at Coach/Team Check-in.  
    • Officials will present their documents during officials check-in, 
    • Volunteers will present their documents to the Meet Volunteer coordinator or the Officials Coordinator at check-in
REMINDER: Background Screening Policy

  • COACHES -All coaches attending the Championship must have cleared a background screening within the past 2 years. This background screening is the responsibility of the coach and his/her YMCA and will be verified by the signature of the executive director or CEO on the team's Meet Declaration Form. Currently registered members of USA-S may have already met this requirement.
  • VOLUNTEERS/OFFICIALS/TIMERS -Each Volunteer, Official and Timer is subject to a background check to be performed by the Championship Meet Committee at no cost to the individual.

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