2014 YMCA Long Course National Championship
Indiana University Natatorium on the campus of IUPUI, Indianapolis, Indiana
Monday, July 28 and ending on Friday, August 1.

Theme: Christmas in July

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Officials Picture (Click link)
The group picture of Officials for the 2014 YMCA Long Course National Championship. Note: the picture is high resolution, therefore the file is large and may take some time to download depending on your connection speed ....More

Sunday, August 17, 2014 For Everyone Visits: 1024  

Survey Results (Click link)
SURVEY Results -  Thank you for your feedback


Tuesday, August 5, 2014 For Everyone Visits: 890  

Strong Partnership between USA Swimming and YMCA Swimming (Click link)
We are pleased to announce that times from the 2014 Long Course Nationals achieved by USA Swimming members will be considered for selection for the USA Swimming Junior National Team.  Note: This consideration should not be confused with team selection for Travel Meets.  Selection for these meets is done at defined USA Swimming National Championship meets (i.e. Juniors and Seniors) ....More

Friday, August 1, 2014 For Everyone Visits: 1247  

Results (Click link)
Results, Live Video, On demand Video, Photos ....More

Monday, July 28, 2014 For Everyone Visits: 35919  

2014 YMCA Long Course National Championship Handbook (Click link)
The 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.  Updated 6/21/2014 ....More

Saturday, June 21, 2014 For Everyone Visits: 8420  


Schedule of Activities (Click link)
Schedule of activities for Prelims and Finals including Finals event order, awards, special announcements, registration, spectator access, start times, etc ....More

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 For Everyone Visits: 4446  

Estimated End Times for Finals Sessions
For the purposes of post session scheduling, these are the estimated session end times for the Daily Finals sessions:

Tuesday: 8:10pm
Wednesday: 8:20pm
Thursday: 8:25pm
Friday: 9:10pm includes Awards

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 For Coaches Only

Time Trials (Click link)
In an effort to remain within our allowable timelines, we are implementing the procedures linked to article ....More

Monday, July 28, 2014 For Coaches Only Visits: 1881  

Procedure for Coaches Picking up Pre-ordered Parking Passes (Click link)
This note is intended to give all YMCA coaches who ordered parking passes information about where to park prior to picking up their parking pass. You will not be able to access our assigned parking spaces in the Sports Garage without your parking pass in your possession as you enter the garage. Click the link to read instructions ....More

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 For Coaches Only Visits: 910  

Psych Sheet (Click link)
Psych Sheet is unofficial.  DO NOT call about times.  All time adjustments will be made at Team Check-in in Indy.  In addition all inquiries about the Psych sheet, participating teams or missing swimmers must come through the coach

Safe travel to Indy ....More

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 For Everyone Visits: 8575  

Insurance Expiration Dates and Faxes Received (Click link)
For Coaches Only: List of Insurance Certificate expiration dates. Coaches, please make sure your YMCA has an insurance certificate on file at the YMCA of USA that covers the period through August 1, 2014.  You can also view the faxes received ....More

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 For Coaches Only Visits: 1413  

Traffic Alert for Vicinity of IU Natatorium
Beginning Thursday July 24, 2014 thru Sunday July 27, 2014 the BBQ RIBFEST will be taking place at Military Park just east of the IU Natatorium. This is a public event.  Area to be closed: Blackford Street from New York Street to the Canal. This area will remain closed from Wednesday July 23, 2014 at 9:00 AM until Monday July 28, 2014 at 5:00 PM. The parking garage attached to the Natatorium can be accessed by turning south from New York Street onto Blake Street

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 For Everyone

Limitations on Drinks brought into the Natatorium
Attention - Special Notice: Indiana University has a system-wide exclusive contract with Coca Cola. If your team is planning to bring any liquid refreshments into the Natatorium please be aware you are limited to bringing in Coke products. This applies to water, sports drinks and soda. Thank you for your cooperation.

Saturday, July 12, 2014 For Everyone

Transportation from the Indianapolis Airport to Downtown Hotels (Click link)
If you are flying to Indianapolis and not renting a vehicle, your most economical way to reach the downtown hotels is via the Go Green Shuttle. The shuttle has eight stops in the downtown area. Check their website to find the stop closest to your hotel.

NOTICE: Their drivers do not accept cash as payment. You may only pay with a debit/credit card. They strongly urge you to make your reservation online to avoid delays loading the bus.

For more information or to make a reservation, click the link to the article ....More

Friday, July 11, 2014 For Everyone Visits: 1529  

Emergency Notification System - Please Register (Click link)
Send Word Now is an emergency alert system Y-USA uses to communicate urgent messages via text, email and phone calls. As a registrant in this event, you are asked to enter your contact information directly into the Send Word Now system. This will enable Y-USA to contact you should any emergencies arise regarding this event.

When entering your information, please complete the required fields for all four tabs: User Information, Contact Information, Additional Information, and My Subscriptions. Be sure to choose the correct meeting (YMCA National Long Course Championship 2014) from the choices in the My Subscriptions tab. ....More

Saturday, June 28, 2014 For Everyone Visits: 1185  

Athlete Volunteers - A Request (Click link)
Athlete volunteers are needed to fill a special role in this year's YMCA Long Course National Swimming Championship. 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 ....More

Saturday, June 28, 2014 For Coaches Only Visits: 731  

Coaches Agenda (Click link)
Topics important to coaches ....More

Monday, June 23, 2014 For Coaches Only Visits: 1095  

Officials - Invitation to Officiate (Click link)
Officials and Timers: You are cordially invited to help us at the 2014 YMCA Long Course Swimming Championship Meet.

To properly conduct a championship meet of this magnitude requires a large number of officials to staff the deck each day. There is a need for both YMCA Level I and YMCA Level II Officials each day at Preliminaries, Time Trials and Finals. All officials attending the meet are strongly encouraged to sign up to work at this meet.

Timer positions may also be available depending on the number of Level I and Level II officials volunteers. If you are experienced in timing, but are not an Certified Official and would like to volunteer, we encourage you to do so.  The main link of this article has the invitation and pre-registration form. Updated 6/22/2014 ....More

Sunday, June 22, 2014 For Officials Visits: 1344  

Spectator Parking Options at the IUPUI Natatorium (Click link)
Spectators with cars have several options for parking at this year's Long Course National Championships on the campus of IUPUI. This note will attempt to document the options available to you so you can make the choice which best fits your situation ....More

Saturday, June 21, 2014 For Spectators Visits: 1897  

Sponsor the Championship (Click link)
For only $50, you can be a sponsor of the 2014 Long 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 YMCA of USA travel assistance program to help relieve some of the financial pressures associated with athlete participation in the National Championships ....More

Saturday, June 21, 2014 For Everyone Visits: 518  

Purchase Spectator Tickets and Discount Parking Passes Online (Click link)
Purchase All-Session Spectator Wristbands, and Heat Sheet Sets online. All-session wristbands permit entry to all preliminary and finals sessions. Adult All-Session Wristbands with Heat Sheets are $65, Adult All-Session Wristbands are $40, and Child All-Session Wristbands are $20. Parking passes can also be purchased at a discount. $30 for all week and $8 per day. Online purchased of wristbands, heat sheets, and parking passes available through July 24. Single session and All-Session spectator tickets can be purchased at the venue.  Discount Parking passes at the venue will only be available on Monday 7/28/2014.  After Monday, discount parking passes will not be available.  You are encouraged to take advantage of online ordering.


Saturday, June 21, 2014 For Everyone Visits: 1590  

Officials Uniform Attire at Finals
This summer we are changing our uniforms for the finals sessions each evening. We will continue to wear our navy pants, while ladies have the option to wear navy capris.

As for shirt tops, in lieu of white golf shirts, we will wear a short sleeve, light blue, button down, Oxford cloth shirt. This uniform will be worn by the Assigned Team also, in lieu of the customary attire of Blue blazer, white dress shirt with tie, and white pants. Women have the option to select the men's shirt or wear a ladies short sleeve, straight collar, buttons down the front, light blue, Oxford shirt.

In order to provide some guidance as to color and style, we have provided some model numbers from the Lands' End website for you to view. We are not suggesting that you purchase from Lands' End but felt this site had the best pictures for examples.

Prices vary based on material chosen wherever you choose to make a purchase. If you already have light blue, oxford cloth shirts in your wardrobe, you do not need to purchase new or additional shirts, unless you truly feel the desire to.

Women - Link to Lands End: Women Shirts
407955-AL3 Color: Blue
414781-AL6 Color: Blue

Men - Link to Lands End: Men Shirts
071276-AL5 Color: Blue
029414-ALX Color: Blue
315356-ALX Color: Blue
413629-AL6 Color: Blue
429079-ALX Color: Light Blue

Sunday, June 15, 2014 For Officials

Warm-Up procedures for Swimmers (Click link)

Warm-up times for Prelims and Finals. Warm-ups will be supervised by Coaches and Life Guards. Specific Warm-ups will also be monitored by a Referee and Starter. Feet first, three point entry only (NO DIVING) except in designated sprint lanes ....More

Sunday, June 8, 2014 For Coaches Only Visits: 1073  

Swim Official Training Opportunities At Nationals (Click link)
The YMCA Long Course National Championship Meet is coming to the Midwest!

As you know, Long Course Nationals is being held in Indianapolis this Summer. As part of the program, we will be holding a Swim Officials Trainer course on Sunday, July 27th, and Monday, July 28th (the practicum portion of the program), and we will integrate it with the required Facilitation Skills training.

New Trainer candidates will be able to do both classes as part of this combined offering. This is the first time we have been off the East Coast in many years, and it may offer opportunities to attract more Trainer candidates from the Midwest and Plains States.

We will also be offering Level I and II Swim Officials training on Monday, July 28th.

  • The training programs will run as follows: Sunday, July 27th - 1:00-6:00 PM - Facilitation Skills and Trainer Training 
  • Monday, July 28th - 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM - Trainer Training and Facilitation Skills (includes practice teaching in the Level I and II classes listed below)
  • Monday, July 28th - 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM - Level I and II Training Classes
  • Tuesday. July 29th - 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM - Facilitation Skills training for existing trainers (if pre-registration warrants it)

The criteria for becoming a Swim Officials' Trainer are attached. All criteria must be met, with credit given for comparable USA-S experience. Applications must include a brief bio of the candidate's experiences as they relate to the criteria as well as the requisite recommendation letters.

Trainer candidates must file an application with Y-USA by no later than Friday, July 11, 2014. Candidates can access the application on-line at YMCA Exchange (https://lcdc.yexchange.org/catalog/class/detail/176479), or by contacting Bridgett Zeitler at Y-USA. ....More

Saturday, June 7, 2014 For Officials Visits: 543  

Natatorium Evacuation Plans (Click link)
In the event of fire or severe weather, this document describes the evaluation plans and procedures ....More

Saturday, June 7, 2014 For Everyone Visits: 531  

Sample Insurance Certificiate (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

Saturday, June 7, 2014 For Coaches Only Visits: 939  

Pool Maps (Click link)
The Natatorium has two levels: Spectator and Pool level.  The file contains both levels in two separate pages ....More

Saturday, June 7, 2014 For Everyone Visits: 1185  

Travel Assistance Matching Funds (Click link)
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

Friday, June 6, 2014 For Coaches Only Visits: 865  

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 to take picture to post during the Championship, please read and complete the linked application form and send it to Karen Ferrara ....More

Sunday, June 1, 2014 For Everyone Visits: 629  

Invitation to College and University Swimming Coaches (Click link)

College and University 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 team. ....More

Sunday, June 1, 2014 For Coaches Only Visits: 900  

Online Entry for Time Trials (Click link)
Coaches are encouraged to submit entries for time trials online prior to the meet.  Online entries will be given preference in the event the time trials become over-subscribed ....More

Sunday, June 1, 2014 For Coaches Only Visits: 757  

Online Entry for Championship (Click link)
Online entry for Championship events

During the online entry process, the Coach will have the opportunity to purchase a Bus/Van/Car Weekly parking passes for a limited number of vehicles and to sponsor the championship ....More

Sunday, June 1, 2014 For Coaches Only Visits: 1165  

Coach Annual Registration (Click link)
The password is: 9622. Reminder: all coaches have to be registered, credentials up-to-date, and validated by their YMCA Group Rep to be able to be on deck at the YMCA Long Course National Championship ....More

Sunday, June 1, 2014 For Coaches Only Visits: 631  

Important Note for Coaches (Click link)
This note is intended to give all YMCA coaches who will be bringing teams to the Long Course meet a "heads-up" before doing your entries. The meet committee has changed several things for the Long Course meet this year that might save you some time in Indianapolis. ....More

Thursday, May 15, 2014 For Coaches Only Visits: 1408  

Message for YMCA Swim Officials Trainers (Click link)
Five important announcements for all Swim Officials Trainers concerning the upcoming 2014 Long Course National Championship Meet ....More

Saturday, May 10, 2014 For Officials Visits: 1010  

Visit Indy (Click link)
The official guide to travel, meetings, and activities in Indianapolis  ....More

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 For Everyone Visits: 1154  

Event file for Time Trials (Click link)
Event file for Time Trials (updated 5/23) ....More

Sunday, May 4, 2014 For Coaches Only Visits: 1024  

Event File for Main Meet (Click link)
Event file for Meet ....More

Sunday, May 4, 2014 For Coaches Only Visits: 1760  

See the IUPUI Natatorium (Click link)
The video footage from the Quadcopter (essentially a helicopter powered by 4 spinning rotors) gives you a true birds-eye view of the storied swimming facility and truly gives you a sense of how big the facility actually is. ....More

Friday, April 11, 2014 For Everyone Visits: 1763  

2014 YMCA Long Course Nationals Qualifying Times (Click link)
2014 YMCA Long Course Nationals Time Standards ....More

Friday, August 30, 2013 For Everyone Visits: 16789  

YMCA's Stay-With-Us (Click link)
When you book your hotel rooms through the YMCA Housing Site your team becomes part of The Y's "Stay With Us" program. Our YMCA Housing Staff take the time to travel to each city where a National Championship is being held to see the city and all of the hotels that meet the championship housing expectation.  This helps ensure that we only partner with hotels that offer safe accommodations, a high level of service and the best amenities.

You also gain access to all benefits included in the Stay With Us program. Your support of this program helps the YMCA of the USA fund this Championship each year and provide top athletic venues, support, and a great experience for your swimmers. Please show your support of the YMCA Long Course Swimming Nationals and reserve your rooms today by visiting the Housing Site ....More

Sunday, August 4, 2013 For Everyone Visits: 2836  

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