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

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Take our Survey - Give us your feedback (Click link)
Each year, we ask swimmers, coaches, parents, friends, and volunteers to give us their feedback. Rate your experience... whether you were at home or stayed in beautiful Greensboro, NC. Suggestions, opinions, and opportunities are all encouraged and welcomed! And, if you really liked the way we handled something, or want to tell us about one of our special volunteers, please also include these comments too. ....More

Saturday, April 7, 2012 For Everyone Visits: 1833  

Meet Photos #5 (Click link)
Meet Photos #5. Additional meet photos are available at www.ymcaswimminganddiving.org - select the 2012 Short Course Nationals from the list of championships on the top right ....More

Saturday, April 7, 2012 For Everyone Visits: 3004  

Meet Photos #4 (Click link)
Meet Photo # 4 ....More

Saturday, April 7, 2012 For Everyone Visits: 2270  

Meet Photos # 3 (Click link)
Meet Photos - #3 ....More

Saturday, April 7, 2012 For Everyone Visits: 2287  

FOR COACHES ONLY - Results Export (Click link)
FOR COACHES ONLY - Results Export for Team Manager - Includes all events, all teams. Abbreviations are team abbreviations and LSC that were provided during online entry. File will download automatically ....More

Thursday, April 5, 2012 For Coaches Only Visits: 1452  

Full Complete Results (Click link)
2012 YMCA Short Course National - Full Complete Results including time trials, prelims, and finals. Team scores at end of the results ....More

Thursday, April 5, 2012 For Everyone Visits: 14423  

Meet Photos #2 (Click link)
Meet Photos #2 ....More

Thursday, April 5, 2012 For Everyone Visits: 3509  

Meet Photos #1 (Click link)
Meet Photos #1 ....More

Thursday, April 5, 2012 For Everyone Visits: 3486  

Link to Online Results (Click link)
Online Real-time Results - Prior to meet the psych sheet is posted for each event. During the meet, results will be posted as each event complete ....More

Friday, March 30, 2012 For Everyone Visits: 36111  

Streaming Video (Click link)
Streaming Video provided by USA-Swimming will be available when the meet starts. ....More

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 For Everyone Visits: 15525  


Thursday Prelim Results (Click link)
Thursday Prelim Results ....More

Thursday, April 5, 2012 For Everyone Visits: 2076  

Wednesday Prelim Results (Click link)
Wednesday Prelim Results ....More

Wednesday, April 4, 2012 For Everyone Visits: 2103  

Tuesday Finals Results (Click link)
Tuesday Finals Results ....More

Tuesday, April 3, 2012 For Everyone Visits: 3849  

Tuesday Prelims Results (Click link)
Tuesday Prelims Results ....More

Tuesday, April 3, 2012 For Everyone Visits: 4171  

Monday Final Results (Click link)
Monday Final Results ....More

Monday, April 2, 2012 For Everyone Visits: 4690  

Monday Prelim Results (Click link)
Prelim results for Monday ....More

Monday, April 2, 2012 For Everyone Visits: 3120  

Late-breaking News - Autographs
Late-breaking news: US Olympians, Maddy Crippen, Josh Davis, and Craig Beardsley will be signing autographs and meeting swimmers and parents from 3:00 to 4:30pm at the YMCA Community Village - Sunday April 1st.

Coaches are also reminded about the Athletes Welcome Party at 5:30 today (Sunday). Athletes should be in their seats at the Pavilion at 5:25m

Sunday, April 1, 2012 For Everyone

Trivia Quiz at Athletes Welcome Party

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!!

Saturday, March 31, 2012 For Swimmers

Assistance Requested and Clarifications
We are excited to bring Short Course Nationals to this world class facility in Greensboro.

Despite somewhat limited deck space, our goal is to maintain the level of enthusiam that sets YMCA Nationals apart from any other meet. We would ask your help in achieving our goal. Teams should use the Athlete Village as their base. Athletes may and should move from the Athletes Village to the pool deck to cheer for and watch their teammates and friends, and then return to the Athlete Village. For Prelims, there will be no bleacher seating available for athletes. During Finals, a limited number of on-deck bleachers seats will be available on a first come basis.

Teams may bring coolers with Gatorade and water to the Athlete Village. Power bars and other protein supplements are encouraged and can be brought in by the athletes. However, outside food is not permitted on deck or in the Athlete Village.

There has been some questions regarding the 800 free relay. As stated in the Meet Handbook, the 800 free relay will be a prelim/finals event.

Good luck to all teams and swimmers.

Friday, March 30, 2012 For Coaches Only

Athletes Welcome Party
Athletes, Coaches, and Parents are invited to an Athletes Welcome Party on Sunday April 1st between 5:30-6:30pm at the Greensboro Pavilion - only 200 yard walk from the pool. Featured speakers are: Maddy Crippen - 2000 Olympic team, Craig Beardsley - 1980 Olympic Team, Josh Davis - 1996, 2000 Olympic team, Tim Murphy - 2012 Open Water Olympic Coach, and the YMCA Short Course Gate Guys.

Friday, March 30, 2012 For Everyone

Important Notice for Coaches-Banners
Attention: Coaches: All Team Banners will be hung in the Athletes Village. No Team Banners can be hung in the Greensboro Aquatic Center during the course of the Championship

Friday, March 30, 2012 For Coaches Only

Psych Sheet (Click link)
Psych sheet - all questions or issues must be directed to your coach.

Coaches: changes including scratches and time changes should be brought to Coaches Registrations. Other issues can be directed to the John Mendell (Meet Director) or Tom Warrick (Entry Chairperson) --by coaches only ....More

Monday, March 26, 2012 For Everyone Visits: 8460  

Greensboro Maps (Click link)
Five maps are included: Parking, Athlete Village, Pool deck, Site map of the Aquatic Center, and Coaches Registration.

PARKING: EVERYONE enters on Patterson Street. Anyone can use the drop and go location on Lee Street (Front of GAC) and then proceed to Patterson. Busses and Vans enter Patterson Road and will be given instructions by the parking attendant on where to park.


Monday, March 26, 2012 For Everyone Visits: 1779  

Policy on Food & Beverages - Box Lunches available to order (Click link)
CHANGE--Please note: The Greensboro Aquatic Center Policy on Food & Beverages. Swimmers may bring in snacks and power bars if stored in their back packs, for consumption at the GAC or in the Athlete Community Village area. No meals, outside Catering or take out food is permitted. No beverages are permitted. There will be Water available throughout the meet in on deck coolers for swimmers, coaches and officials. Empty water bottles may be brought in for use at the Water fountains. No Coolers permitted in either location. Our onsite Catering Group is providing special order lunch options for those teams wishing to stay on site. Also, Re-entry privileges are allowed should anyone want to go off-site for meals. Spectators are not allowed to bring in any food, snack or beverages. The GAC will have concessions each day of the meet and the Athlete Community Village will also have Concessions throughout the meet. A Team coach may bring a cooler into the Athlete Village (with water or Gatorade). We will have water fountains and coolers with Water in the Athlete Village during the Prelims each day. ....More

Monday, March 26, 2012 For Everyone Visits: 1207  

Educational Session Available at Short Course Nationals on the College Admission Process (Click link)
For the first time ever, we will 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 the Upper Main Line YMCA 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. Session: April 1, 4:00pm Greensboro Aquatic Center/Coliseum. Coaches, parents, and swimmers are welcome to attend. Location: Special Events Center in Meeting Room # 2 ....More

Sunday, March 25, 2012 For Everyone Visits: 1249  

Video Review (Click link)
USA Swimming will be providing a video review station for coaches and athletes at the YMCA National Championships in Greensboro. USA Swimming has provided this valuable service at the last three Short Course YMCA Nationals, as well as Olympic Trials, USA Swimming National Championships, US Open, and USA Swimming Junior National Championships. For Coaches Only ....More

Wednesday, March 21, 2012 For Coaches Only Visits: 1157  

Principles of YMCA Competitive Swimming and Diving (Click link)
Principles of YMCA Competitive Swimming and Diving will be held on Saturday31/Mar/12 at the Greensboro Aquatic Center (on deck/Room C-1),Greensboro, NC, from Noon-5p.m.. Please complete the form to register by March 29. Note: For coaches only ....More

Wednesday, March 21, 2012 For Coaches Only Visits: 697  

Coach Agenda (Click link)
Agenda and information for Coaches Meeting, 2012 YMCA Short Course Nationals ....More

Tuesday, March 20, 2012 For Coaches Only Visits: 1950  

YMCA SC Nationals Athlete Village (Click link)
For the first time, the National Championship will have a designated area exclusively for Teams and their Athletes competing in Greensboro. We are excited to offer this opportunity that will include an activity area, live jumbo video screen feed to the meet, electrical and WI-FI access and concessions area. ....More

Monday, March 19, 2012 For Swimmers Visits: 2170  

Insurance and Forms Received (Click link)
Insurances and forms received ....More

Friday, March 16, 2012 For Coaches Only Visits: 2679  

Sample Insurance Certificate (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

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 For Coaches Only Visits: 729  

Pre-order Championship Merchandise (Click link)
The official merchandise of the 2012 YMCA SC National Championships in Greensboro, NC is now available to Pre-Order. We strongly recommend you PRE-ORDER. The price for these items will increase at the meet and we will only have a limited number of items available to sell at the meet. Pre-order deadline is March 27 ....More

Tuesday, March 13, 2012 For Everyone Visits: 3148  

YMCA Swim Official Level II Clinic (Click link)
Level II officials clinic designed to certify Level I officials and re-certify existing officials for the YMCA of the USA Competitive Swimming Program as Level II Officials will be held on Sunday, April 1, 2012 at Greensboro. The clinic will prepare participants to act in the capacities of Referee, Starter and Chief Judge. ....More

Friday, March 9, 2012 For Officials Visits: 638  

YMCA Swim Officials Trainer Clinic (Click link)
Sunday, April 1, 2012, a Swim officials Trainer clinic will be held at Greensboro. This clinic is designed to certify participants as trainers for YMCA Swim Officials I and YMCA Swim Official II. To become a trainer, several criteria must be met as outlined in the document. Additionally, you must complete the National Trainer Application and sent it to Y-USA Events Registration. Deadline is March 17, 2012 to apply. ....More

Friday, March 9, 2012 For Officials Visits: 717  

Sponsor the Championship (Click link)
For only $50, you can sponsor an event in the 2012 Short Course Nationals. Your name or designate will appear on the daily heat sheets. And remember, sponsorships are fully tax deductible as a charitable deduction. Your donation will go to swimming and diving scholarships and travel assistance to help relieve some of the financial pressures associated with athlete participation in the National Championships ....More

Monday, February 27, 2012 For Everyone Visits: 655  

Pre-ordered Spectator Admission Tickets (Click link)
Pre-order your admission tickets and heat sheets. Also be a sponsor for the 2012 Short Course Nationals. All sessions Adult Admission: $40; All sessesion Child Admission: $20; Full set of heat Sheets: $25; Sponsorship: $50

Deadline is March 28, at 11:59pm ET. Single session tickets can be purchased at the venue. ....More

Monday, February 27, 2012 For Spectators Visits: 2849  

Schedule of Activities (Click link)
Schedule of Activities for the 2012 Short Course National Championship ....More

Sunday, February 26, 2012 For Everyone Visits: 4156  

Officials Pre-Registration (Click link)
Certified Level I/II Officials and Experienced Timers: Do not sit in the stands while you could be close to the action on deck. Please volunteer!. At least seventy-five (75) volunteers are needed each day to staff the officiating & timer positions for our two (2) pools. Interested? Want more information? click HERE. Pre-register today by completing the MSWord form by clicking the main link of this article ....More

Friday, February 24, 2012 For Officials Visits: 3370  

YMCA Outstanding Scholar Athlete Award, Presented by Nike SWIM (Click link)
(Revised) As part of the YMCA's commitment to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, YMCA of the USA (Y-USA) and Nike SWIM are offering the YMCA Outstanding Scholar Athlete Award, Presented by Nike SWIM for one male and one female graduating senior who has been a YMCA swimmer for five years, competed in the National YMCA Short Course Swimming & Diving Championships for three years, maintained a grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 or equivalent scale during senior year in high school, and has plans to continue education at a university or junior college. Winners will be awarded $1,000 each to be issued directly to the athlete's institute for higher learning. ....More

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 For Coaches Only Visits: 1231  

Coach Of The Year Nomination Form (Click link)
Each year, the YMCA National Coaches Association accepts nominations for the Coach of the Year award given out at YMCA Short Course Nationals. Make your nomination by completing the attached form and submitting prior to the Short Course Championship. Nominations from parents, swimmers, team alumni, and other coaches are welcomed. ....More

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 For Everyone Visits: 805  

Meet Handbook (Click link)
The 2012 Short Course Championship Meet Handbook provides information for Coaches, Swimmers and Parents to prepare, enter, attend, and compete in the championship. The Handbook is a must-read for everyone attending the Championship ....More

Monday, February 13, 2012 For Everyone Visits: 7817  

Athlete Representative to the Championship Meet Committee
The YMCA Swimming and Diving Advisory committee is pleased to announce the selection of an athlete representative to its Championship Meet Committee. The inclusion of an athlete representative on this committee brings the perspective of athletes to the issues processed by the committee.

The athlete member of the Championship Meet Committee will be Ben Creekmore of the Brandywine YMCA in Wilmington, Delaware. Ben, a sophomore at Archmere Academy, is a two time participant in Short Course Championships and a three time participant in Long Course Championships. Ben has been involved in YMCA swimming for over 10 years and has developed into a Mid Atlantic Swimming record holder. Ben was nominated by his coach Meredith Griffin.

We look forward to the contributions of Ben to our meet committee. The inclusion of an athlete representative on the meet committee continues the athlete role which was revived last year.

Thursday, February 9, 2012 For Everyone

Athlete Volunteers (Click link)
Athlete volunteers are needed to fill a special role in this year's YMCA Short Course National Swimming Championships. If you have a swimmer or group of swimmers interested in participating in color guard, water banner, National Anthem, or devotion during the prelims or finals, please see the attached information and application form.

Deadline for application submission is March 25, 2012 ....More

Wednesday, February 8, 2012 For Coaches Only Visits: 730  

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

Sunday, January 29, 2012 For Everyone

Volunteer Photographers Needed (Click link)
To cover the championship and provide pictures, 12 photographers (3 per day) are needed. If you are interested, and willing the work your entire assigned day, please read and complete the linked application form and send it to Karen Ferrara ....More

Saturday, January 28, 2012 For Spectators Visits: 1700  

Online Meet Entry - Deadline Mar 25, 2012 (Click link)
Link to online Meet Entry facility. Note: To enter this meet, your team must be YMCA registered and coaches attending must be YMCA registered for this competitive season ....More

Saturday, January 28, 2012 For Coaches Only Visits: 2028  

Qualifying Times - Time Trials (Click link)
An error was made in the Short Course Time Trial Qualifying times where last years Time Trial Qualifying times were used. This document is the corrected Time Trial qualifying times for 2012 SC ....More

Wednesday, January 25, 2012 For Everyone Visits: 4809  

Team Hosts
The Tournament Host Committee of Greensboro welcomes the Y Nationals to the Greensboro Aquatic Center and Tournament Town. As the new home of this event, we are launching a new program designed to assist each team participating in this year's event. Each team will be assigned a TEAM HOST who is a local contact to assist you with whatever your needs may be during your stay in Greensboro. The team host can assist your team with planning Team-friendly meals, catering needs, directions, places to take your teams during your stay and to be that contact in the event of an Emergency. You will be contacted soon by your team host to get acquainted with you and to see if you have any questions about Greensboro. Greensboro and Tournament Town eagerly await your arrival!!

Demp Bradford
Vice President of Operations
Greensboro Sports Commission

Tuesday, January 24, 2012 For Coaches Only

College Coaches (Click link)
College 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. ....More

Saturday, January 14, 2012 For Coaches Only Visits: 1046  

Travel Assistance (Click link)
The YMCA Swimming and Diving Committee recognizes the commitment an athlete makes to training and competing in swimming and diving competitions. The Committee seeks to relieve some of the financial pressures associated with participation by making matching financial assistance available to the local Y to support an athlete needing financial assistance with traveling to National Competitions. Criteria and Application form ....More

Tuesday, January 10, 2012 For Coaches Only Visits: 904  

Gate Guys Song (Click link)
Gate Guy YMCA National Song - Bob Konhnke, Pink, Joe Jr. and Angie recorded this tribute to Short Course Nationals ....More

Friday, January 6, 2012 For Everyone Visits: 985  

Qualifying Times (Click link)
2012 Short Couse qualifying times ....More

Thursday, December 1, 2011 For Everyone Visits: 7335  

Hotel Reservations (Click link)
STAY WITH US IN GREENSBORO, NC! To meet your rooming needs, YUSA has secured and confirmed our STAY WITH US Host Hotels that will support the National YMCA Short Course Championship in Greensboro, NC.

These Hotels are close to the Aquatic Center, offer Special DISCOUNTED YMCA rates FROM $99/NIGHT, and providing great value adds like FULL Swimmers Breakfast, FREE hotel Parking and COMPLIMENTARY WIFI access in every room. ....More

Saturday, October 1, 2011 For Everyone Visits: 4467  

2012 YMCA Short Course National Swimming Championship (Click link)

Join us in, Greensboro, North Carolina at the Greensboro Aquatic Center - Monday April 2 thru Thursday April 5, 2012

New facility - openning planned for late summer 2011

Seating for 1840 Spectators

16-22 all deep water competition lanes for short course

State-of-the-art timing and scoring systems, underwater speakers

Full color LED video display and scoreboard that incorporates state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems tied to the timing system. ....More

Thursday, September 1, 2011 For Everyone Visits: 6071  

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