2015 YMCA Short Course National Championship
2015 National YMCA Short Course - Greensboro, NC
March 30-April 3, 2015

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Results, Video, Pictures (Click link)
On Demand Video are now available for Day 2 through Day 5 of the Championship

Heat Sheet, Event results, streaming video, picture from the meet ....More

Thursday, May 7, 2015 For Everyone Visits: 50943  
 

Survey - Help us improve this YMCA Championship (Click link)
We are interested in your feedback on this YMCA Championship.  Share your thoughts and suggestions with us.  Please complete the survey and help us make this a better meet for athletes, coaches, parents, and swimmers.

The password to the survey is: 9622
....More

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 For Everyone Visits: 1223  
 

Handbook and Schedule (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.  The Handbook and Schedule are now interactive and organized by role ....More

Saturday, December 6, 2014 For Everyone Visits: 14439  
 

GENERAL INFORMATION

Qualifying Times - 2016 (Click link)
Qualifying Times - 2016 YMCA Short Course Nationals ....More

Saturday, April 4, 2015 For Everyone Visits: 1545  
 

Olympic Gold Medalist Charlie Houchin will speak at Good Friday Service

YMCA National Champion & Olympic Gold Medalist Charlie Houchin of North Carolina will speak at Good Friday Service Offered at Short Course YMCA Nationals on April 3rd

On Friday, April 3rd, the final day of Short Course Nationals, the YMCA of Greensboro will host a non-denominational service at The Pavilion on the Greensboro Coliseum Campus.  We are pleased to have 2012 Olympic Gold Medalist Charlie Houchin with us to share his message. 

Houchin is a Christian who has spoken about his faith, "I like to think I carry a quiet confidence into the water because of my relationship with Christ."  

We will celebrate the Good News through prayer, music and inspirational message.  The service will  begin 30 minutes after the conclusion of the 400 Free Relay Prelims Friday morning. 

Athletes, coaches, parents, staff, volunteers and friends are welcome to come as you are to this informal 30 minute service!  For your convenience, the Pavilion is part of the Greensboro Coliseum Complex and is #17 on the map located on the website - a short walk from the Greensboro Aquatic Center.   

Houchin was an accomplished age group swimmer from North Carolina and today lives and works in Raleigh.  He enjoyed his greatest international success in freestyle relay events. He won an Olympic Gold medal as a member of the winning United States team in the 4 x 200-meter freestyle relay at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

Houchin retired from competitive swimming following last summer's USA Swimming national championships racing one final time in his signature event, the 200 freestyle.  He wrapped up a career that included extremely successful trips to the London 2012 Olympics and the Barcelona 2013 FINA World Championships representing Team USA.  He won gold medals as part of the 800 free relays in both of those meets, competing in the prelims in London in 2012 and in the final of the World Championships.

Before his Olympic appearance, Houchin was a key player for the University of Michigan Wolverines, swimming under US Olympic coaches Jon Urbanchek and Bob Bowman from 2006 to 2010.  Houchin is 11th all-time among Americans in the 200 long course freestyle with a 1:46.88 from the 2012 Olympic Trials. He's also 12th all-time in the United States in the 400 freestyle.

Houchin is one of the YMCA's most accomplished athletes.  He won YMCA titles in the 200, 500 & 1000 yard freestyle events, the 400 IM, the 4 x 100 yard and 4 x 200 yard freestyle relay representing the YMCA of the Triangle. 

Houchin credits others for his success including his YMCA swim coach.  "I have had the privilege to work with many great coaches throughout my career.  Ron Turner was my coach at the YMCA of the Triangle and served as the catalyst for my Olympic pursuit. His knowledge and ability to execute in developing talent in our sport is extraordinary. I was so grateful that Ron was able to be in the stands for the finals of my 200 free at the US Olympic Trials."

Houchin is transitioning his passion in the pool to HydroXphere, a technology company he founded. 

Houchin's product, Meet Central, is a mobile app that can operate an entire swim meet from smartphones.

Meet Central is "an easy, paperless solution to support summer swim meets" with a "virtual scoreboard" that swimmers can share to compare results with friends.

He's also one of the founders of Seal Innovation Swim Team in Cary, North Carolina, where professional swimmers train under head coach John Payne.

The YMCA of the USA thanks the YMCA of Greensboro and Charlie Houchin for providing this opportunity to our national swim community.

ABOUT CHARLIE HOUCHIN

EDUCATION  --  Houchin graduated from William G. Enloe High School in Raleigh, North Carolina. Both of his parents were All-American swimmers for North Carolina State University. Houchin attended the University of Michigan, where he swam for the Michigan Wolverines swimming and diving team in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) competition from 2006 to 2010. He graduated from Michigan with a bachelor's degree in sports management in 2010.

PROFESSIONAL CAREER  --  Houchin created a swimming timing system called Meet Central, a system that helps swim meets go faster and have more accurate times. This allows swim teams to use mobile devices to start, time, judge, and score very quickly.  Houchin used the money he earned from his gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics to found HydroXphere and to create Meet Central.  Adamant about increasing the value of participation for young swimmers, Houchin innovated a better swim meet experience for athletes, parents, and coaches. Meet Central operates an entire swim meet from iPhones and iPads, creating a more relaxing environment for parents, volunteers, and officials. Using Meet Central, swim clubs can operate a meet in less time, with fewer volunteers, and less complexity.

SWIMMING CAREER

At the 2010 FINA Short Course World Championships, Houchin won a silver medal in the 4 x 200-meter freestyle relay for his contributions in the heats.

At the 2011 World Aquatics Championships in Shanghai, Houchin competed in one event, the 400-meter freestyle. Houchin posted a time of 3:48.80 in the heats but did not advance to the final, finishing fourteenth overall.

At the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Houchin won two gold medals in the 400-meter freestyle and the 4 x 200-meter freestyle relay.

At the 2012 United States Olympic Trials, the qualifying meet for the 2012 Olympics, Houchin made the U.S. Olympic team for the first time by finishing sixth in the 200-meter freestyle with a time of 1:46.88, which qualified him to swim in the 4x200-meter freestyle as a member of the U.S. relay team. Houchin also competed in the 400-meter freestyle at the trials, and finished fourth overall (3:48.32). At the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Houchin earned a gold medal by swimming for the winning U.S. team in the preliminaries of the 4x200-meter freestyle relay.

At the 2013 World Aquatics Championships in Barcelona, Houchin combined with Conor Dwyer, Ryan Lochte, and Ricky Berens in the 4x200-meter freestyle relay, with the team finishing in first place for the gold medal. Swimming the third leg, Houchin recorded a split of 1:45.59, and the team finished with a final time of 7:01.72.



Wednesday, April 1, 2015 For Everyone
 

Lyrics For the Gate Guys Theme Song

Y NATIONALS 2015

 

THE NIGHT LIGHTS UP LIKE A ROCKET INTO SPACE

Y NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS, GREENSBOROS THE PLACE !

 

BRING GAME AND YOUR TEAMMATES, YOU KNOW WHAT WE MEAN

IT'S GREENSBORO IN APRIL 2015 !

 

THE WEATHERS BEEN HOT THERE AND EVER SO COOL,

BUT THERE IS NO DOUBT, ITS A FABULOUS POOL

 

GATE GUYS SEND THIS MESSAGE FOR YOU ALL TO GET READY,

FAST SWIMS AND SOME FUN , WE'LL HELP KEEP THE MEET STEADY

 

ITS THE BEST OF OFFICIALS, FACILITIES AND CREW

MOST IMPORTANT OF ALL IS YOUR FAMILY AND YOU

 

HARD WORK PAYS OFF IN IN THE CLASSROOM AND POOL

STAY FOCUSED AND COMMITTED TO YOUR SWIMS AND YOUR SCHOOL

 

WHICH Y'S WILL IT BE ON THE PODIUM THIS YEAR

WHO WILL BE VICTORIOUS AND CONQUER THEIR FEAR

 

EVERYONES A WINNER IN THIS WONDERFUL GAME

AFTER Y NATIONALS YOUR NEVER THE SAME !!!

 

GATE GUYS SEND BEST WISHES TO ALL THE SWIMMERS AND CREW

FIRST WEEK OF APRIL THATS WHEN WE'LL SEE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Wednesday, April 1, 2015 For Everyone
 

Video Review of Races for Coaches and Athletes
USA Swimming Club Development Division will be providing Video Review services of all races both prelims and finals. Coaches can stop by the corner room on the pool deck opposite the dive well 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.

Saturday, March 28, 2015 For Swimmers
 

Olympian - Josh Davis

US Olympic Gold Medalist Josh Davis on hand to present awards at YMCA Nationals

Josh Davis IS swimming.  On any given day, whether he's commentating a swim meet, relating his relay team experience to corporate executives, or encouraging school children to pursue excellence, he is talking about the swimming experiences that changed and defined his life.  That's where he really shines!

Josh is a Olympic gold medalist, and former world record-holder having represented the USA at two consecutive Summer Olympics.  At the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, he won gold medals by swimming for the winning U.S. teams in the 4x100-meter freestyle relay and 4x200-meter freestyle relay and earned a third gold medal by swimming for the first-place U.S. team in the preliminary heats of the 4x100-meter medley relay.  One of his proudest moments:  "Being the only male athlete in the world to win three gold medals at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia"

Four years later at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia, he served as the captain of the U.S. swimming team. At the 2000 Olympics, he won silver medals swimming for the second-place U.S. teams in the preliminary heats of the 4x100-meter freestyle relay, and the final of the 4x200-meter freestyle relay. He placed fourth in the 200-meter freestyle.

He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin, where he swam for coach Eddie Reese's Texas Longhorns swimming and diving team in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) competition.

Today Josh is also a masterful swim clinician - he's the founder and the CEO of the Mutual of Omaha Breakout! Swim Clinic.  Josh is not just somewhere, but seemingly everywhere in the country where he impacts thousands of swimmers and their parents as he reaches out to teach, encourage and inspire everyone to be the best they can be.

Good Friday Service Offered at Short Course Nationals On Friday, April 3rd

On Friday, April 3, the final day of Short Course Nationals. The YMCA of Greensboro will play host to a non-denominational service at the Pavilion on the Greensboro Coliseum Campus.

The service will begin 30 minutes after the conclusion of the 400 Free Relay Prelims Friday morning. We will celebrate the Good News through prayer, music and inspirational message.

We are pleased to have Josh Davis, 1996 and 2000 Captain and Olympic Gold and Silver Medalist with us to share the message. Athletes, coaches, parents, staff, volunteers and friends are welcome to come as you are to this informal 30 minute service! For your convenience, the Pavilion is part of the Greensboro Coliseum Complex and is #17 on the map located on the website -- a short walk from the Greensboro Aquatic Center.

YMCA of the USA thanks the YMCA of Greensboro and Josh Davis for providing this opportunity to our national swim community.



Thursday, March 26, 2015 For Everyone
 

Proof of Time Selection

YMCAs selected for Proof of Times - FOR COACHES ONLY

Individual YMCAs have been sent an email with details on the specific times that must be proved.  If you are on the list and have not received the email, look in your spam folder. 

LSC

Abbrev

YMCA Name

Entry Submitter

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YWSC

Wapakoneta Family YMCA

Brady Prater

--

MQTY

Marquette County YMCA

Matthew Williams

--

MYST

Mount Vernon Ohio YMCA

Steve Sant

--

BEFY

Bellefonte Family YMCA

Zachary Smith

--

LYOH

Lima Ohio YMCA

Blake Zickafoose

AM

BYAC

Butler YMCA

Alex Fertelmes

CT

WYW

Wilton Family YMCA

Matt Hall

CT

LEHY

Laurel East Hartford  YMCA

Wendy Jackwin

IL

PALA

Buehler YMCA

Darby Brtva

IL

DCST

Kishwaukee Family YMCA

Brian Bickner

IL

SPY

Springfield IL YMCA

Rob Busby

IL

MYST

McGaw YMCA

Michael Fleming

MA

SJAC

Burlington County YMCA

Adam Ritchie

MA

BAY

Bloomsburg Area YMCA

Aaron McHenry

MA

SUNY

Sunbury Branch YMCA

Jerry Foley

MA

PFY

Pocono Family YMCA

Michael Wolbert

MA

SCAY

State College Area Family YMCA

Steve Power

MA

PAY

Phoenixville Branch YMCA

Ryan Kennedy

ME

DEFY

Down East Family YMCA

Matt Montgomery

MI

FFYS

Farmington Family YMCA

Rich Bennetts

NC

GCY

Greensboro YMCA

Brad Herndon

NC

WNCY

Western North Carolina YMCA

Kirk Hampleman

NJ

SAY

Summit Branch YMCA

Laura Riddell

NJ

SHY

Somerset Hills YMCA

PETER BARRY

NJ

RBY

Red Bank Branch

Jack Caucino

NJ

RANY

Randolph YMCA

Corinne Fischer

OH

GMVY

Great Miami Valley Ohio YMCA

Christopher Bushelman

OH

KEY

South Family YMCA-Kettering

Eric Wentzel

OH

CY

Countryside Ralph Stolle YMCA.

Brad Isham

OH

LTPY

Liberty Township/Powell YMCA

Chris Promenschenkel

OH

HURY

Hilliard YMCA

Kyle Supe

OH

BASH

Blue Ash Branch YMCA

Bill Whatley

OH

LYST

Lancaster & Fairfield YMCA

Heather Parkman

OZ

TCAY

Tri-City Area IL YMCA

Kurt Kaufmann

OZ

EDWY

Edwardsville YMCA

Bob Rettle

SR

BY

Downtown Boise Family YMCA

Todd Marsh

WI

GBY

Green Bay YMCA Metro

Dave Korst

WI

SSTY

Schroeder YMCA

David Anderson

 



Wednesday, March 25, 2015 For Coaches Only
 

Psych Sheet (Click link)
The psych sheet is unofficial and subject to change.  All adjustments will be made at Coach Check-in in Greensboro.  All inquiries about the Psych sheet including incorrect times, participating teams, missing swimmers, missing events, protests, scratches, etc must come through a coach. ....More

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 For Everyone Visits: 9418  
 

Olympians - Ryan Lochte and Rowdy Gaines

SPEEDO is pleased to present Ryan Lochte at YMCA Nationals

Meet Ryan Lochte on Monday, March 30th adjacent to the SPEEDO booth at Noon

Ryan Lochte lives by the motto "go big or go home." He is an 11-time Olympic medalist with a total of 70 medals in major international competition, including 45 first place finishes. Ryan holds world records in the 4 x 200-meter freestyle relay, the 100-meter individual medley, the 200-meter individual medley, and the 400-meter individual medley.

Ryan's dynamic swimming led to many numerous media appearances on television and in magazines, but at the end of the day, Ryan is a fiercely competitive, hard-working professional athlete who is most focused on touching the wall first.

Three time Olympic Gold medalist Ambrose "Rowdy" Gaines at 4 pm in spectator stands

At approximately 4:00 pm on Monday, Ryan will be introduced and interviewed by NBC's swimming analyst for the Olympic Games in the spectator stands prior to the first session of the meet.  The YMCA of the USA is pleased to have with us in Greensboro three time Olympic Gold medalist Ambrose "Rowdy" Gaines.  Gaines is the Vice President Aquatics of the YMCA of Central Florida and serves as ESPN's swimming expert for the men's and women's NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships.  The legendary Gaines is a member of the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame member and also the International Swimming Hall of Fame.

At Auburn University Gaines became a five-time NCAA champion and would later set 10 world records. Had the US not boycotted the 1980 Summer Olympics, he would have been a favorite to win multiple medals in Moscow.  At the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics Gaines won the 100 meter freestyle and swam the anchor leg for both the winning U.S. teams in the 4 x 100-meter freestyle relay and 4 x 100-meter medley relay.  At the age of 35, became the oldest swimmer to qualify for the trials for the 1996 Summer Olympics but chose to cover swimming for NBC at the Games instead of competing.  Gaines still holds masters long course world records in several freestyle events and trains every day.



Monday, March 23, 2015 For Everyone
 

Insurance Expiration 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 3, 2015 ....More

Saturday, March 21, 2015 For Coaches Only Visits: 1909  
 

TeamUnify Orientation Offered (Click link)
Join the TeamUnify Staff for an orientation on the Brand New system for Coaches Registration, Team Registration, and Meet Sanctioning process that has been developed in partnership with YMCA National Swimming & Diving. Brand compliant website templates and features of the TeamUnify software will also be shared. 

This training will be held Sunday, March 29 at 2:00PM, at the Greensboro Coliseum Special Events Center located next to the Greensboro Aquatic Center. All coaches and team administrators are invited and encouraged to attend.  Agenda at link
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Friday, March 20, 2015 For Coaches Only Visits: 516  
 

Gate Guys 2015 Song
Listen to our World-Famous YMCA National Gateguys. Click the link and sing along with Bob Kohnke and the GateGuys



Saturday, March 14, 2015 For Everyone
 

Championship 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

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 For Everyone Visits: 1650  
 

Spectator Tickets - Purchase Online (Click link)
Purchase All-Session Spectator Wristbands and Heat Sheet Sets online. All-session wristbands permit entry to all preliminary and finals sessions. Online sales will close on Thursday, March 26, at 11:59pm ET. Note:  Single session and All-Session tickets can also be purchased at the venue ....More

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 For Everyone Visits: 1951  
 

Dinner Buffet Option (Click link)

The Greensboro Coliseum and Ovations Food Service are offering a dinner buffet on Tuesday through Friday evening immediately after the conclusion of Finals.  This is a great opportunity for teams to provide dinner to their swimmers so that they can quickly return to the hotel.

The buffet will be located in the Special Events Center.  Cost is $14 per person per night.  There will be healthy options each night.

Teams must pre-register for the Buffet by Wednesday March 25th by sending an email to David Hoover at David.Hoover@greensboro-nc.gov.  Reservations will be taken on a first come-first served basis and will be limited to the first 250 individuals.  The email should provide the name of the team and the number of people attending.

The buffet will not accept walk-ins nor will reservations be offered at the meet. 

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Saturday, March 7, 2015 For Coaches Only Visits: 864  
 

Good Friday Service
Good Friday Service Offered at Short Course Nationals On Friday, April 3, the final day of Short Course Nationals. The YMCA of Greensboro will play host to a non-denominational service at the Pavilion on the Greensboro Coliseum Campus. 

The service will begin 30 minutes after the conclusion of the 400 Free Relay Prelims Friday morning. We will celebrate the Good News through prayer, music and inspirational message. 

We are pleased to have Josh Davis, 1996 and 2000 Captain and Olympic Gold and Silver Medalist with us to share the message. Athletes, coaches, parents, staff, volunteers and friends are welcome to come as you are to this informal 30 minute service! For your convenience, the Pavilion is part of the Greensboro Coliseum Complex and is #17 on the map located on the website -  a short walk from the Greensboro Aquatic Center. 

YMCA of the USA thanks the YMCA of Greensboro and Josh Davis for providing this opportunity to our national swim community.


Saturday, March 7, 2015 For Everyone
 

Officials Training Classes
The following training classes will be offered at Short Course Nationals:
  1. Sunday, March 29 - Facilitation Skills -1:00 - 4:00 PM - Sheraton, Only for existing Trainers, contact Ed Miller
  2. Sunday, March 29 - Trainer Training - 4:00 - 6:00 PM - Sheraton, By Invitation Only, Contact Ed Miller
  3. Monday, March 30 - FST/Trainer Training 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM - GAC, By Invitation Only, contact Ed Miller
  4. Monday, March 30 - Level I Training - 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM - GAC, contact Eddie Hughes
  5. Monday, March 30 - Level II Training - 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM - GAC, contact Ed Miller
Ed Miller: caefmilleriii@msn.com
Eddie Hughes : cehughes16@hotmail.com



Saturday, February 28, 2015 For Everyone
 

College Admission Process (Click link)
The Championship Meet Committee 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 Mercersburg Academy, 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

Saturday, February 28, 2015 For Everyone Visits: 1354  
 

Greensboro Attractions (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

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 For Everyone Visits: 930  
 

Warm-up Schedule (Click link)
For Coaches - Warm-up schedule for Monday through Friday during the Championship.  This document will also be included in the Coaches packets available at Coach Check-in  ....More

Monday, February 23, 2015 For Coaches Only Visits: 1645  
 

Sample Insurance Form (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

Sunday, February 15, 2015 For Everyone Visits: 1638  
 

Photographers Needed (Click link)
To cover the championship and provide pictures, 12 volunteer photographers (3 per day) are needed. If you are interested, and willing to take picture to post on our web site during the Championship, please read and complete the linked application form. ....More

Saturday, February 14, 2015 For Everyone Visits: 625  
 

College/University Coaches - Invitation (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.  See the Handbook and Schedule for more information. ....More

Saturday, February 14, 2015 For Coaches Only Visits: 972  
 

Online Meet Entry Extra Forms (Click link)
For Coaches - Copy of Forms  automatically generated during the Online Meet Entry submission. Use if you need an additional copy of the forms or the forms were not emailed to you during the online meet entry process ....More

Saturday, February 14, 2015 For Everyone Visits: 703  
 

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 14, 2015 For Everyone
 

Online Meet Entry (Time Trials) (Click link)
FOR COACHES ONLY - Link to submit TIME TRIAL meet entries. Swimmers can enter 3 time trial events during the meet with only one event per day ....More

Saturday, February 14, 2015 For Everyone Visits: 1370  
 

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 14, 2015 For Coaches Only Visits: 1333  
 

Spectators Seat Saving Guidelines
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.

Saturday, February 14, 2015 For Spectators
 

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

Saturday, February 14, 2015 For Everyone Visits: 1101  
 

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

Saturday, February 14, 2015 For Everyone Visits: 964  
 

Athletes with a Disability

GENERAL INFORMATION: The YMCA National Championship Meet Committee is proud to support the entry of Athletes with a Disability who meet the YMCA Eligibility requirements and the Can-Am Para Swim time standards.

CLASSIFICATION: What is your athlete's disability classification? If your athlete has not been classified they are not eligible to enter.

ENTRY:When completing your entry for this individual and your team (if you have other qualifiers) you will submit your entry using the National YMCA Online Meet Entry. You will get an error message saying that your athlete's time does not meet the time standard. There will be a comment box and you can note that you are entering an athlete with a disability class ie. S7. The entry chair WILL get your entry. Your athlete will be seeded in the first heat of the event - so the order will be SCY, SCM, LCM, Athletes with a disability with non conforming standards.

COACH CHECK-IN: When at the meet, It is your responsibility when registering your team to let the registration volunteer know that you have an athlete(s) with a disability on your team.

COACHES MEETING: After the Coaches Meeting on Monday, you and other coaches with athletes with a disability will meet and discuss with meet officials to make sure your athlete has a great meet.

RECORDS: If your athlete has a chance to set an American Record, note that there is a possibility and to work with meet management and the announcer to let them know that a record attempt is possible and to follow up with paperwork. 

Athletes would be able to break an American Record at the meet without any additional paperwork other than the record form completed and the results verified.

This is the link:

http://www.teamusa.org/US-Paralympics/Sports/Swimming/American-Records 

They would not be able to break World or Pan Am records because that would require IPC approval and we are not allowed to run IPC meets and YMCA or USA Swimming meets under the same approval.  The meet has to be run under IPC rules in order to get a meet approved by the IPC.

If your athlete needs additional support - ie. S4 or lower - with warm up space or other accommodations when racing, let the officials and meet management know what and how they can be helped.



Saturday, February 14, 2015 For Coaches Only
 

Available Pool Time

Available Practice Pool Time

Greensboro Aquatics Center

  • The GAC will be open to YMCA SC Nationals participants during Staurday and Sunday March 28th and 29th as follows:
  • 12:30-4:00PM- two 8 lane courses and the Dive Well 7 lanes.
  • 6:30PM-8:30PM -  6 lanes of the comp pool and 5 lanes in the dive well
  • The cost is $5 per participant per visit and all lanes must be shared.
  • Beginning Monday, March 30th- the GAC will begin Exclusive Use for YMCA SC Nationals participants . The doors will open at 6:30AM and warm ups  begin at 7:00AM in all three pools.
  • Note: Saturday and Sunday March 28th & 29th the GAC is host to the NC Tar Heel Meet. This is a Prelims/Finals event.  Only the times above will be available

 Duke University

Bryan YMCA

  • Contact: Jamie Wright, 336-478-9622
  • 8 lane 25-yard pool with starting blocks
  • Pool address: BRYAN YMCA
  • 501 West Market Street
  • Greensboro, NC 27401

RAGSDALE YMCA

  • Contact: Justine Intisio, 336-882-9622
  • 8 lane 25-yard pool with starting blocks
  • Pool address:RAGSDALE YMCA
  • 900 Bonner Drive
  • Jamestown, NC 27282

Greensboro College  

North Carolina A&T University

The Club at Oak Branch

Smith Pool

  • March 28&29  City of Greensboro Smith pool is available 7am-12pm 
  • 2407 S. Holden Rd
  • Contact: Coach Griffin, Pool Manager @ 336-708-6776 Or Charles Jackson 336-708-4631 to make a reservation*
  • Lifeguard: $14 per hour
  • Lane rental: $2 per lane/ per hour ( 8 lanes available)
  • *The pool will only open if there has been a reservation made for lane rental. Please call  ahead if you want to reserve  space 



Wednesday, February 11, 2015 For Coaches Only
 

Outstanding Athlete Scholarship Award (Click link)
The YMCA of the USA Swimming & Diving 2015 Outstanding Athlete Scholarship Award, Presented by Nike SWIM, recognizes one male and one female for their excellence in academic achievement and commitment to healthy living through YMCA competitive swimming. Criteria and application form. ....More

Thursday, February 5, 2015 For Everyone Visits: 1466  
 

Travel Assistance (Click link)
YMCA of the USA (Y-USA) and the Competitive Swimming and Diving Advisory Committee recognizes the commitment a swimmer makes to training and competing in swimming and diving competitions. We realize the financial strain these competitions can have on families and hope to alleviate some of the financial pressures associated with participation by making matching financial assistance available to YMCAs to help support an athlete with traveling to National Competitions (transportation and housing costs only). ....More

Monday, February 2, 2015 For Coaches Only Visits: 834  
 

Athlete Volunteer Application Form (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 24, 2015

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

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 For Coaches Only Visits: 517  
 

Event File - Time Trials (updated 1/17/15) (Click link)
Time Trial Event file for Team Manager.  Updated 1/17/2015 due to error in qualifying times ....More

Saturday, January 17, 2015 For Coaches Only Visits: 2349  
 

Officials and Timers Invitation (Click link)
Officials and Timers: You are cordially invited to help us at the 2015 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

Friday, January 9, 2015 For Officials Visits: 1178  
 

Key Information For Coaches (Click link)
Information for Coaches as reminders for the operation of the championship ....More

Thursday, December 25, 2014 For Coaches Only Visits: 1756  
 

Event File - Main Events (Click link)
For Coaches ONLY - SC Nats Event file for Team Manager ....More

Saturday, December 6, 2014 For Coaches Only Visits: 2125  
 

Time Trial Qualifying Time Standards (Click link)
Time trials time standards are 2% over the meet qualifying time standard for each event. 400 IM and 500 Free are 5 seconds slower than Short Course qualifying times 1000 Free 8 seconds slower 1650 Free 15 seconds slower than Short Course Qualifying times 50 stroke events have the same qualifying times as last year ....More

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 For Everyone Visits: 4431  
 

Event Order - New for 2015 (Click link)
2015 YMCA Short Course Nationals Event Order - New for 2015 ....More

Saturday, November 1, 2014 For Everyone Visits: 6623  
 

Hotels (Click link)
Online booking is now open for the 2015 Short Course Swimming National Championships.

If you'd prefer to call our office to make reservations, we would be happy to assist you over the phone.

Please call YMCA Competitive Sports Housing at (888) 939-5945 or email competitivesportshousing@ymca.net. If a hotel you are interested in is currently sold out, we would be happy to put you on a waiting list in case rooms become available. Additionally, if you do not see what you are looking for or have a property in mind that is not on the list, please contact us to discuss your options.

Remember, that your support of Stay With Us helps the YMCA of the USA fund these National Championships each year and provides you with the top athletic facilities, equipment and overall experience. Show your support of the YMCA Short Course Swimming National Championships and reserve your rooms today. ....More

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 For Everyone Visits: 4388  
 

Qualifying Time Standards (Click link)
Qualifying Period for the Short Course YMCA National Championship Meet: is March 1 of the previous season to the entry date for the meet ....More

Monday, June 23, 2014 For Everyone Visits: 16598  
 

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