2014 YMCA Short Course National Championship
Greensboro Aquatic Center, Greensboro, North Carolina
Tuesday April 1 thru Friday April 4, 2014

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Statement Regarding the 2015 Short Course Nationals
Jim Weaton, National Events Director for YMCA of the USA is currently leading the search for the 2015 through 2017 YMCA Short Course Championships after completing the current 3 year agreement with the Greensboro Aquatic Complex. Although YUSA cannot give any indication of when and where they are in the search process - the search is going well and progressing. The final locations have been identified and YUSA is very confident that the right venue will be selected that will continue to give our Y swimmers every opportunity to excel in and out of the pool. The decision will be released to the national swimming and diving website within the next 60 days. A pre-notification of the announcement date will be posted to the website one week prior to the announcement.

Friday, April 4, 2014 For Everyone
 

2014 YMCA Nationals Championship Survey
Survey is closed.  Thank you for your feedback

Thursday, April 3, 2014 For Everyone
 

Heat Sheets, Photos, Results, and Video links (Click link)
Results, Photos, Video, Heat Sheets, pictures of Santa ....More

Monday, March 31, 2014 For Everyone Visits: 52548  
 

GENERAL INFORMATION

Song Play List for Finals (Click link)
Several people have requested the list of songs that were played during the Finals awards ceremony at YMCA Nationals. ....More

Sunday, April 6, 2014 For Everyone Visits: 1432  
 

Proof-of-Time Teams have been selected (Click link)
FOR COACHES ONLY- The teams listed (via the link) should have received an email stating that they have been randomly selected to prove a set of their entry times.  If your team did not receive this notification, please contact: Tom Warrick at twarrick@comcast.net ....More

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 For Coaches Only Visits: 1868  
 

Athletes Welcome Party At 4:30pm Monday at THE PAVILION
OLYMPIANS HEADLINE YMCA ATHLETES WELCOME PARTY AT 4:30pm MONDAY at THE PAVILION 

Tyler Clary, who won gold in the 200-meter backstroke in his Olympic debut at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, will talk about the Olympic Gold medal that he won.

Also joining Tyler at the YMCA Athletes Welcome Party will be:

Micah Lawrence, 2012 US Olympian -- Micah was an All American swimmer at Auburn University from 2009 to 2011. She finished sixth in the 200m breaststroke at the London Summer Olympics in 2012. Last year she earned a bronze medal at the FINA World Championships in Barcelona.

2012 Olympian Alex Meyer will represent the USA Swimming Foundation at Nationals

Alex Meyer was the first swimmer to qualify for the 2012 United States Olympic team, and placed tenth in the 10-kilometer open water event at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. He was crowned the FINA World Champion in the 25K open water event in Roberval, Canada at the 2010 FINA World Championships.

Meyer, a former YMCA swimmer is representing the USA Swimming Foundation at the 2014 YMCA National Swimming Championships in Greensboro, North Carolina. He will lead the march of YMCA athletes during the April 1st Opening Ceremonies at the Greensboro Natatorium. As an ambassador for the USA Swimming Foundation, Meyer will sign autographs for YMCA swimmers and fans and will present awards to the swimmers in the 1000 yard freestyle events.


Wednesday, March 26, 2014 For Everyone
 

SPEEDO Present's Olympic Gold Medalist Tyler Clary at 2014 YMCA Nationals (Click link)
Autograph Session is Monday, March 31 from 1:00 to 3:30 pm in Athletes Village

Scott Tyler Clary won gold in the 200-meter backstroke in his Olympic debut at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.  Clary set a new Olympic record and defeated US teammate Ryan Lochte in the race.

Clary will visit Greensboro, North Carolina on Monday, March 31, 2014 on behalf of one of his sponsors, SPEEDO. Clary will sign autographs from 1:00 until 3:30 pm in the Athletes' Village and will stop by the SPEEDO booth to in the YMCA Community Village. At 4:30 pm Clary will be joined by several other Olympic swimmers at the Athletes' Welcome Party at The Pavilion.  Read more about Scott Tyler Clary by clicking the link ....More

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 For Everyone Visits: 1116  
 

Athlete Village
Again this year, the Athletes Village will be located in the Special Events Center, adjacent to the Greensboro Aquatic Center. The Village will officially open Monday, March 31 by 2:00PM and be available for team move-in.

We encourage all athletes to utilize the village when not competing throughout prelims each day.

During Finals, all athletes will be allowed on deck to support their teammates.

We are also providing tenting with heaters between the Aquatic and Special Events Center to ensure that our temperatures are adequate between the facilities. Team locations will be posted at the Village entrance prior to the opening. Each team will be responsible for their team area which includes all personal items left in the area. We request teams not to leave their area unattended.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 For Everyone
 

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

Safe travel to Greensboro ....More

Monday, March 24, 2014 For Everyone Visits: 11117  
 

Greensboro Family YMCA Concierge Service
Concierge Value-Add Service to 2014 Nationals

We are pleased to announce that, as part of the 2014 Swimming Championships Experience, the YMCA of Greensboro will host a concierge service that can inform you about all that the Greensboro area has to offer including history, entertainment, shopping, restaurants and just plain fun!

The YMCA of Greensboro Concierge Service will feature information on dining, points of interest throughout Greensboro, shopping locations, and information on the local YMCA. They will have coupons to a large shopping mall and a map to points of interest. Volunteers will be on hand to answer questions, give directions , and help in any way they can. YMCA of the USA is excited and grateful for the help and support being provided by the YMCA of Greensboro staff and volunteers!

The service will be located in the Special Events Center and the hours will be from 8:30AM - 1:30PM and 5:30PM - 7:00pm Tuesday - Friday. Stop by and visit to enhance your experience in Greensboro. The YMCA of Greensboro staff and volunteers are excited to meet you and your needs!

Sunday, March 23, 2014 For Everyone
 

The Greensboro Aquatic Center Policy on Food & Beverages
Swimmers may bring in snacks and power bars if stored in their back packs, for consumption. No outside catering or take- out food is permitted at either venue. 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. 

Our on-site caterer, Ovations Food Service is providing special order lunch options for those teams wishing to stay on site. Interested teams should email Teresa.powell@ovationsfs.com or call 336.574.4057 for more information. 

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. 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).

Sunday, March 23, 2014 For Everyone
 

Video Review of Races for Coaches and Athletes
Again this year USA Swimming Club Development Division will be providing Video Review services of all races both prelims and finals. Coaches can stop by their desk adjacent to the warm-up pool and request to see the race.

The Sport Performance Consultants will discuss races with you and your athletes. There is no charge for this service. The Consultants can also provide instructions on how to review races on your mobile device.

Sunday, March 23, 2014 For Everyone
 

Pre-order Commemorative Apparel (Click link)
Please don't forget to purchase a commemorative apparel item from this year's YMCA SHORT COURSE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS! The YMCA of USA is proud to have our partner FINE DESIGNS provide this year's apparel. There will be lots to choose from onsite at the meet, but don't hesitate to shop ahead in the comfort of your home. ....More

Friday, March 21, 2014 For Everyone Visits: 2115  
 

Invitation to LC Time Trial Meet on Saturday following SCNAT (Click link)
The Greensboro Community YMCA invites  SCNat swimmers to a Long Course Time Trial meet on Saturday April 5 at the Greensboro Aquatic Center. Stay an extra day after SCNAT

Each swimmer can swim 3 individual events per session with a maximum of 5 individual events for the meet.  Event File for Coaches

All swimmers must be registered with USA Swimming, Inc. Swimmers must be registered prior to entry deadline. Entries listed as Registration Applied For will not be accepted. There will be no on‐deck registration available at this meet. Swimmers ages will be determined as of April 5, 2014.

Additional details are available by clicking the link ....More

Thursday, March 20, 2014 For Everyone Visits: 1275  
 

Event File for Greensboro LC Meet (Click link)
Event File ....More

Thursday, March 20, 2014 For Everyone Visits: 869  
 

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

Monday, March 17, 2014 For Everyone Visits: 2367  
 

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 April 4, 2014. ....More

Monday, March 17, 2014 For Coaches Only Visits: 1992  
 

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

Sunday, March 2, 2014 For Everyone Visits: 782  
 

College Coaches Round Table - Discussion of the College Admission Process (Click link)
Back by popular demand, we will again 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.

The event will be held at the Pavilion located on the complex grounds just east of the pool on Monday from 2:45PM until 4:15PM. Everyone is invited  ....More

Sunday, March 2, 2014 For Everyone Visits: 961  
 

Outstanding Athlete Scholarship - Application (Click link)
As part of the Y's commitment to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, YMCA of the USA (Y-USA) is offering the YMCA Outstanding Scholar Athlete Award presented by NIKE Swim. The award is presented to one male and one female graduating senior. Note: The application form is in MSWORD.  Applications accepted until March 21 ....More

Saturday, March 1, 2014 For Coaches Only Visits: 1344  
 

Become a Sponsor for the Championship (Click link)
For only $50, you can be a sponsor of the 2014 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

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 For Everyone Visits: 581  
 

Purchase All-Session Spectator Tickets 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 are $40, Child All-Session Wristbands are $20, and All-Session Heat Sheets are $25.   Online purchased of wristbands and Heat sheets available through March 27.  Single session and All-Session tickets can be purchased at the venue ....More

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 For Spectators Visits: 1734  
 

Aquatic Center Parking Information

Parking at The Aquatic Center

Monday, March 31 Registration Day, there will be no charge for parking

All Session Parking passes will be available for purchase at Registration, and on Wednesday, April 3 until 4:30PM on site at GAC. Standard Pool Parking Rates
All sessions parking at the pool

  • $25 per car for all sessions Tuesday - Friday April 1 - 4 
Daily parking rates at the Pool (Re-entry permitted)l:

  • $8 per car for both Preliminary and Final Sessions
  • $16 Large Vans and Buses per day
  • $25 RV's without power per day
  • $45 RV's requesting power per day

RV reservation form online at www.greensboroaquaticcenter.com under DIRECTIONS

YMCA Stay-With-Us Parking rates
If you are staying at a Hotel under the YMCA Stay-with-Us program, discounted ALL SESSION parking rates are available. You must present your hotel room card to receive Stay-with-Us Parking Rates
All sessions parking at the pool

  • $16 per car for all sessions Tuesday thru Friday April 1 - 4

Note: STAY WITH US DISCOUNTED PARKING PASSES ARE FOR ALL SESSION PARKING PASSES ONLY (not Daily)



Tuesday, February 25, 2014 For Everyone
 

College and University Coaches - Invitation to Attend (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 or diving team. ....More

Saturday, February 22, 2014 For Coaches Only Visits: 1075  
 

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

Saturday, February 22, 2014 For Everyone Visits: 652  
 

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

Saturday, February 22, 2014 For Coaches Only Visits: 2647  
 

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

Saturday, February 22, 2014 For Everyone
 

Officials Training Classes
The following training classes will be offered at Short Course Nationals:

Swim Officials Trainer (AQ333T) - Sunday, March 30 - 4:00 - 6:00 PM, Sheration, and  Monday, March 31 - 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM - By invitation only, Fee $20

Facilitation Skills  - Sunday, March 30th, 2 - 6  PM  and  Tuesday, April 1 - 8:00 Am - 5:00 pm (only for existing Trainers)

Swim Officials Level I (AQ332I)  - Monday, March 31 - 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM, Greensboro Aquatics Center, $30 Fee, attendess must pre-register : https://lcdc.yexchange.org/Catalog/Event/Detail/1813

Swim Officials Level II (AQ333I) - Monday, March 31 - 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM, Greensboro Aquatic Complex, $30 fee, attendees must pre-register: https://lcdc.yexchange.org/Catalog/Event/Detail/1813

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 For Officials
 

Greensboro Attactions (Click link)
Greensboro is more than the YMCA Short Course National Championship.  Trampoline park, world's largest furniture store, historical sites, science center, world largest selection of old and new dinnerware, theaters, more than 500 restaurants, shops, museums, art galleries, and more.  See the flyer for links to web sites with more details.  The fun never ends in Greensboro! ....More

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 For Everyone Visits: 1210  
 

Greensboro Coliseum Area Map (Click link)
Map of the Greensboro Coliseum are including parking ....More

Monday, February 17, 2014 For Everyone Visits: 849  
 

Athlete Volunteers Requested (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, 2014

Note: a MS word document will be downloaded ....More

Thursday, February 13, 2014 For Coaches Only Visits: 635  
 

Pool Map (Click link)
Map of pool Deck - Note: swimmers compete in two 8 lane pools with finals competing in the pool closest to the Diving well ....More

Thursday, February 13, 2014 For Everyone Visits: 1297  
 

Guidelines for Spectators Attending SC NATS
Our Meet Surveys continue to indicate that many respondents are upset with seats being saved before the start of Preliminaries. For many teams and individuals, there is a tradition of sitting together during our National Meets. We believe that many life long friendships are greatly enhanced by this experience, and that this is an important part of our parents' Nationals experience. However, the Meet Surveys lead us to believe that we need seat saving procedures for those parents sitting in the grandstand.

Accordingly, at 8:15 each morning of competition, our announcer will ask everyone saving a seat to remove whatever they are using to do this. Then, those saving seats will be asked to either move in or out so that someone else may sit in the spot that was being saved. The Gate Guys will help us in this endeavor. However, they are not part of the complex's formal security. We are hopeful that our parents and friends will help us make all of these problems go away.

We encourage everyone attending to view the pool map and Conference Center. This should help everyone attending the venue to become familiar with the complex. There is enough seating for our parents, relatives and friends attending. Please notice that each of the competition pools have additional seating on their respective sides. For those unable to attend, USA Swimming will be providing video for the meet.

Thursday, February 13, 2014 For Spectators
 

Online Meet Entry - Main Events (Click link)
FOR COACHES ONLY- Link to online Meet Entry facility.  Note: to enter this meet, your team must be registered with the YMCA Group Rep and all coaches attending must be registered with their YMCA Group Rep  for this competitive season ....More

Saturday, February 8, 2014 For Coaches Only Visits: 2734  
 

Online Meet Entry - TIME TRIAL Events (Click link)
For Coaches only - Link to submit TIME TRIAL meet entries.  Swimmers can enter 2 time trial events during the meet with only one event per day ....More

Saturday, February 8, 2014 For Coaches Only Visits: 1834  
 

Invitation to Officials and Timers (Click link)
Officials and Timers: You are cordially invited to help us at the 2014 YMCA Short 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. MSWORD Document ....More

Saturday, January 18, 2014 For Officials Visits: 1179  
 

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

Monday, January 13, 2014 For Coaches Only Visits: 938  
 

Coach Deadlines

Coach and Team YMCA Registration

The deadline for 2013-14 coach and Team registrations is Feb. 1, 2014. Coaches are required to complete the online registration process in order to be on deck at sanctioned championship meets including Nationals.

Coaches who plan to attend the YMCA Short Course National Championship who do not register by this deadline, will be required to pay $60 deck fee for the National Championship

YMCA Short Course National Sanctioned Meets

Sanction applications for championship meets are due no later than 60 days prior to the meet. Only meets held March 15-17 weekend and after are still open for sanction applications.



Friday, January 10, 2014 For Coaches Only
 

Event File for Time Trials (Click link)
FOR COACHES ONLY: Event file for Time Trials ....More

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 For Coaches Only Visits: 1635  
 

Event File for the Championship (Click link)
FOR COACHES ONLY - Event file for TeamManager ....More

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 For Coaches Only Visits: 2260  
 

Stay-With-US Hotel Reservation System (Click link)
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. Dedicated phone lines to Y Sports Housing Reservation Program Toll free: 888-939-5945. Main local number: 850-224-7167 

Key Dates

1/15/14 All Reservations and Rooming Lists for those staying at the DoubleTree must be received by YMCA Competitive Sports Housing.

02/14/14 All Reservations and Rooming Lists for those staying at any other hotel must be received by YMCA Competitive Sports Housing.

03/14/14 Last Day to make Minor Changes and Individual Cancellations with YMCA Competitive Sports Housing.

72 hours  Changes or cancellations must be made at least 72 hours prior to your check-in date. ....More

Monday, October 21, 2013 For Everyone Visits: 2664  
 

Coaches Information (Click link)
Information for Coaches  ....More

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 For Coaches Only Visits: 2168  
 

Handbook - 2014 YMCA Short Course National Championship (Click link)
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 11/30/2013 ....More

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 For Everyone Visits: 12773  
 

Aquatic Center Renovations underway with planned completion for YMCA SC Nationals
Greensboro is making a number of significant and substantial changes to their Aquatic Center for 2014 and the 2014 YMCA National Short Course Championship. Among the most noteworthy are:

Air Quality Improvements: Spend any time at an indoor pool and you can probably recognize the "pool smell" of chlorine. But what we actually smell is chloramines; a chemical byproduct of chlorine disinfecting pool water. Swimmer's bodies release organic cells into the pool water and deck by way of skin, sweat, saliva, hair, body oils, and even urine. Obviously the more swimmers, the higher the levels of organic cells. Chlorine is the pool's first line of defense against these organics, and it begins to attack the organics. This chemistry releases chloramines into the water. Chloramines are disinfectant byproducts (DBPs) of chlorine doing its job in the water. As the water is agitated and splashed by the swimmers, Chloramines off-gas from the water and become airborne, where they remain. Chloramines are unavoidable and therefore once the off-gas is airborne, it become entirely an air issue - water chemistry at this point is irrelevant. Since Chloramines are heavier than oxygen, they stay low in the building at pool level, and displace the oxygen.

During long continuous periods of heavy water activity with a large number of swimmers such as our championship with 1600 swimmers competing in prelims, time trials and finals, and two additional pools continuously being used for warm-up/warm-down, Chloramines and air quality are extremely challenging to manage.

To better be able to manage the challenge of reducing the airborne chloramines and improving the overall air quality on the pool deck, Greensboro is renovating their HVAC ((heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) system. The change includes the installation of two Paddock Evacuators to collect bad air at deck level and pull it out on top of the roof to exhaust it. This air will not be re-circulate into the pool deck as it is today. Fresh air is then brought in to displace the exhausted chloramine-laden air. With these changes the air flow can be better managed and the quality is improved for swimmers, coaches and officials.

Corridor Expansion: The spectator corridor has been widened and a New Concessions area established, along with the relocation of the Pro Shop to this more convenient area.. A New Ticket window and box office have also been added to the mid corridor spectator entry area.

Colorado Timing Room: Timing and Hytek functions can now take place in the room just of the deck at the start finish end of the championship course. (Next to Production) This improvement will free up more deck and provide a separate area for Meet Admin .

These renovations are very exciting. We are looking forward to the Aquatic Center changes and to another great Championship meet at Greensboro in April

Saturday, August 31, 2013 For Everyone
 

Qualify Times - 2014 YMCA Short Course Nationals (Click link)
2014 Short Course Nationals Time Standards ....More

Friday, August 30, 2013 For Everyone Visits: 14847  
 

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