2016 YMCA Short Course National Championship
Greensboro Aquatic Center, Greensboro, NC
April 4-8, 2016

Theme: Olympics

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2016 YMCA Short Course Nationals
2016 YMCA Short Course Nationals - April 4-8, 2016 at Greensboro, NC Greensboro Aquatics Center

1921 W Gate City Blvd, Greensboro, NC 27403

Friday, April 8, 2016 For Everyone
 

Professional Meet Awards Photos (Click link)
Award pictures are available from Proswim Visuals for purchase. ....More

Friday, April 8, 2016 For Everyone Visits: 1614  
 

Championship Results (Click link)
Event results, On Demand Video of Finals, Over 800 pictures from the meet. Full printable results, Team Scores, Social Media Links, and FOR COACHES, Backup of the Meet manager database and Results export for TeamManager/TeamUnify
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Saturday, April 2, 2016 For Everyone Visits: 34001  
 

GENERAL INFORMATION

Meet Survey - Give us your feedback (Click link)
SURVEY IS CLOSED - Please take a few minutes to give us your feedback on the YMCA National Championship. Through your comments, we can make the championship better for coaches, swimmers, parents and officials. Don't procrastinate. Take the survey today.  Password is 9622 ....More

Thursday, April 7, 2016 For Everyone Visits: 532  
 

Follow us on Twitter (Click link)
Follow Us on Twitter at #YSwim2016 and follow the Gate Guys at #Gateguys ....More

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 For Everyone Visits: 727  
 

Streaming Video (Click link)
Streaming Video ....More

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 For Everyone Visits: 9639  
 

Action Photography - Reservation Form (Click link)
ProSwim Visuals provides action photography by reservation only, one swimmer per heat, first-come, first-served. Reservations are $40 and include two heats (individual or relay) of coverage and a $20 online credit that will automatically apply toward any order made when proofs are posted after the meet. Additional reservations are $10 per heat. ....More

Monday, April 4, 2016 For Everyone Visits: 680  
 

YMCA National Coaches Association Committee

Coaches, we have several seats up for nomination for our YMCA National Coaches Association Committee. We are always looking for eager coaches willing to be active in the YMCA community and help us ensure that YMCA Swimming remains at the forefront of competitive swimming across the country. You will be asked to provide input multiple times throughout the year via emails, conference calls, and meetings at national meets.

Please nominate yourself, or any qualified and interested coach volunteer at the Coaches Association meeting on Monday, prior to the start of the meet. We will conduct voting throughout the meet for those nominated. Each seat will be filled based on the coaches that receive the highest number of votes.

Contact Chad Onken (Chad.Onken@YMCATriangle.org) with any questions.



Thursday, March 31, 2016 For Coaches Only
 

Proof of Times Selection
Coaches: The following teams have been selected for Proof of Times.  If you did not receive an email from Tom Warrick with Proof of Times details, contact Tom at twarrick@comcast.net

Bethlehem YMCA
Boise Family YMCA
Boyertown Area YMCA
Butler YMCA
Central Florida Metro YMCA
Coffman Family YMCA
Corry YMCA
Countryside Ralph Stolle YMCA
Edwardsville YMCA
Grove City YMCA
Hamilton Area NJ YMCA
Hickory Foundation YMCA
Kennett Area YMCA
Kishwaukee Family YMCA
La Crosse Area Family YMCA
Lakeland Hills Family YMCA
Lakota Family YMCA
Lancaster and Fairfield YMCA
Lattof International YMCA
Lionville Community YMCA
Macomb Family YMCA
Marion Family YMCA
Marquette County YMCA
McGaw YMCA
North Canton Community YMCA
Piedmont Family YMCA Inc
Pocono Family YMCA
Powel Crosley Jr YMCA
Reading and Berks County YMCA
Red Bank Branch
Schroeder YMCA
Soundview Family YMCA
South Family YMCA
Sussex County Branch YMCA
Tri City Area IL YMCA
West Shore YMCA
Westport Weston CT YMCA
Wilton Family YMCA


Wednesday, March 30, 2016 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

Monday, March 28, 2016 For Everyone Visits: 8133  
 

Cullen Jones to Attend YMCA Nationals (Click link)
SPEEDO is proud to present Olympic Champion Cullen Jones on Monday, April 4th Olympian at the Welcome Athletes to Greensboro for YMCA Short Course National Championships ....More

Friday, March 25, 2016 For Everyone Visits: 850  
 

Rowdy Gaines to Attend YMCA Nationals (Click link)
ROWDY GAINES 
3-TIME OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST NBC'S OLYMPIC SWIMMING COMMENTATOR USA SWIMMING'S GREATEST AMBASSADOR 

On Monday, April 4th at 4:30 pm Rowdy will interview Olympic Gold Medalist Cullen Jones at the Greensboro Aquatic Center. Rowdy and Cullen will talk about their Olympic experiences and the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in August
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Friday, March 25, 2016 For Everyone Visits: 797  
 

Official Classes - Level I and Level II (Click link)
Prior to The National Championship, two separate YMCA Swim Officials Level I and Level II classes will be held.  To register for one of these classes, please notify the appropriate trainer prior to the class.  Class details and contact information are included in the appropriate registration form    ....More

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 For Everyone Visits: 296  
 

Championship Apparel (Click link)
Please don't forget to purchase commemorative apparel items 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. LINK UPDATED 3/29/2016 ....More

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 For Everyone Visits: 951  
 

Estimated Session End Times
For your planning purposes only, the estimated end time for each day's Prelim & Final sessions are below (without Scratches).   As we post each day's heat sheets, projected event start times will be included.
Day Prelim Finals
Monday (day 1) N/A 7:20pm
Tuesday (day 2) 11:35am 8:25pm
Wednesday (day 3) 11:45am 7:35pm
Thursday (day 4) 11:20am 7:55pm
Friday (day 5) 12:30pm 8:45pm


Friday, March 18, 2016 For Coaches Only
 

Swim Suits and Compression Tape

Confirmation of Swim Suit Apparel rules at Y National Swim Championships.

YMCA Competitive Swimming follows the Technical Rules and Regulations of USA Swimming.

As a reminder to coaches of teams attending the YMCA National Championships, both Short Course and Long Course, the rules pertaining to SWIMWEAR (Rule 102.8) will be in effect.

Specifically, Rule 102.8.1 C contains the provisions that suits must comply with "...FINA swimsuit specifications." The FINA specifications (FINA Rule 4.1.6) state that "no zippers, or other fastening system is allowed" and these specifications will be observed.

The Chair of USA Swimming Rules Committee has determined that suits with a "tie back" are considered to have a "fastening system," and are therefore non-compliant with the FINA rule. Competing in such a swimsuit is considered a violation of rule 102.8.1C and would result in a disqualification.

Additionally, your attention is directed to Rule 102.8 E. "Any kind of tape on the body is not permitted unless approved by the referee." The use of "Kinesio" or "Compressive tape" will not be approved by the meet Referee, consistent with the current guidelines and rule 102.8 E of USA Swimming. Kinesio tape is considered to aid the swimmers performance, which is specifically prohibited by rule 102.8 E.



Thursday, March 17, 2016 For Coaches Only
 

Sponsor the YMCA National Championship (Click link)
For only $50, you can be a sponsor of the 2016 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.  Deadline is Thursday, March 31 at midnight. ....More

Friday, March 11, 2016 For Everyone Visits: 347  
 

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

Friday, March 11, 2016 For Coaches Only Visits: 871  
 

Advance Sales of Spectator Tickets (Click link)
Admission Wristbands that will admit spectators to ALL prelims and finals sessions are available for advanced sales. Only ALL-Session wristbands and All Session wristbands with heat sheets are available for advance sales.

Deadline for Advance Sales is Thursday March 31, at 11:59PM. After this date, ALL-session and Individual-session wristbands and heat sheets will only be available for purchase on-site.

All Advance sales are non-refundable. Advanced sales Wristbands may be picked up on Monday at the Special Events Center Lobby. Tuesday through Friday Advance sales may be picked up at the Admission Wristband/Heat Sheet Sales Table at the entrance to the Aquatics Complex.
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Wednesday, March 9, 2016 For Everyone Visits: 1484  
 

Food and Beverage Policy - Greensboro Facility
Spectators: Spectators are not allowed to bring in any food, snack or beverages into the Aquatic Center or Athlete Village. The GAC will have concessions each day of the meet. The Athlete Village will also have concessions throughout the meet. Re-entry privileges are allowed should anyone want to go off-site for meals.

Teams: No outside catering or take- out food is permitted at either venue. A team coach may bring a cooler into the Athlete Village (with water or Gatorade). Swimmers may bring in snacks and power bars for consumption if stored in their back packs,. 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.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 For Everyone
 

Seat Saving
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 8:30 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 and attached Conference Center maps. They should help everyone attending the meet to familiarize themselves 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.


Tuesday, March 8, 2016 For Spectators
 

Photographers Needed - Volunteers (Click link)
To cover the Championship and provide pictures, volunteer photographers 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.  Note: Form is a Microsoft WORD document ....More

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 For Everyone Visits: 452  
 

Key Information For Coaches (Click link)
Key meet operations information for the Championship - For Coaches ....More

Sunday, February 28, 2016 For Coaches Only Visits: 1016  
 

Change of YMCA Nationals Theme
During our initial planning of the 2016 YMCA Short Course Nationals, we selected "Olympics" as the theme of the meet due to this year being an Olympic year. Upon reflection, we have decided it is in the best interest of the YMCA National Championship that we change this theme. The new theme will continue to connect to the Olympics but not directly reference it.

As you most likely know, the Olympics and various Olympics logos and graphic elements are very controlled by the international Olympic Committee. Unauthorized display of the Olympic logo and other graphic elements is prohibited. This change is intended to avoid inadvertent use of Olympic trademarks.

The new theme will be Rio Festival. This new theme has numerous opportunities for festive costumes for our traditional Athlete Parade that is held on the Tuesday evening prior to the Finals session. We look forward to seeing all the creative ways that teams will celebrate YMCA Nationals Championship.  Note: Parade costumes must be YMCA appropriate

Friday, February 26, 2016 For Everyone
 

Outstanding Athlete Award (Click link)
The YMCA of the USA Swimming & Diving 2016 Outstanding Athlete Award recognizes one male and one female for their excellence in academic achievement and commitment to healthy living and social responsibility through YMCA competitive swimming. Criteria and Application form at link ....More

Friday, February 26, 2016 For Coaches Only Visits: 732  
 

Event Listing (Click link)
List of events by day ....More

Monday, February 22, 2016 For Everyone Visits: 3684  
 

Insurances and Forms Status (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 8, 2016 ....More

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 For Coaches Only Visits: 1488  
 

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@riverbrookymca.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

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 For Everyone
 

Schedule of Activities (Click link)
This is a schedule of pre-event deadlines, and event activities for each day of the meet.  The schedule contains events/activities, dates/times, and locations for coaches, swimmers, officials, and parents ....More

Monday, February 15, 2016 For Everyone Visits: 4444  
 

College Admission Education Session (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, 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 ....More

Monday, February 15, 2016 For Everyone Visits: 930  
 

Greensboro Coliseum Complex Map (Click link)
Greensboro Parking Map for the Aquatics Center.  Updated 3/3 ....More

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 For Everyone Visits: 861  
 

Athlete Village Setup
Once again this year, we are asking swimmers to use the Athletes Village located in the Special Events Center during Preliminaries whenever they are not swimming. With 1,400 or more athletes attending the competition, the pool deck is too crowded to accommodate everyone. Your cooperation will give each athlete an opportunity to do their best.

This year, teams with 4 or fewer swimmers will be assigned to a large common area unless they contact David Hoover (Greensboro Aquatic Center, Event Coordinator) to request a dedicated area.  David's email address is: david.hoover@greensboro-nc.gov. Please make sure you reference the YMCA Short Course National Championship in your email so he knows the associated meet for the request.  Only a coach should make the request to David.

We will continue to assign teams with five or more athletes to a dedicated area within the Athletes Village.

Please remember that everyone is responsible for their personal belongings. Swimmers should never leave any of these items unattended.

Sunday, January 31, 2016 For Coaches Only
 

Athlete Volunteer Form (Click link)
Athlete volunteers are needed to fill a special role in this year's YMCA Short 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.

Deadline for application submission is March 30, 2016

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

Saturday, January 30, 2016 For Coaches Only Visits: 437  
 

Travel Assistance (Click link)
YMCA of the USA (Y-USA) 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 financial assistance available to YMCA's to help support an athlete on local YMCA Financial Assistance with traveling to National Competitions (transportation and housing costs only) - Updated 2/4/2016 ....More

Friday, January 29, 2016 For Coaches Only Visits: 793  
 

Handbook - 2016 YMCA SC Nationals (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 3/17/2016 ....More

Monday, January 25, 2016 For Everyone Visits: 9136  
 

Swim Officials and Timers Invitation (Click link)
Officials and Timers: You are cordially invited to help us at the 2016 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 YMCA Level I, YMCA Level II, and/or USA-S 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 swim official volunteers. If you are experienced in timing, but are not an Certified Swim Official and would like to volunteer, we encourage you to do so.

The link of this article is to an MSWord invitation and pre-registration form. Download the document, fill in the form and then send the document to Rick Carson at rickcarson209@gmail.com ....More

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 For Officials Visits: 538  
 

Official Training Classes Offered (Click link)

Available officials classes offered prior to the Championship

Link goes to the YMCA Learning and Career Development Center, search for class to register 

Sunday, April 3, 2016 - Facilitation Skills Training*/Swim Officials Trainer Training** - 1:00-6:00 PM - Sheraton Greensboro - Room TBA

Monday, April 4, 2016 - Facilitation Skills Training*/Swim Officials Trainer Training** - 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM - Greensboro Aquatic Center - Room TBA

Monday, April 4, 2016 - Swim Officials Level I Training - New and Re-certification - 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM - Greensboro Aquatic Center - Room TBA

Monday, April 4, 2016 - Swim Officials Level II Training - New and Re-certification - 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM - Greensboro Aquatic Center - Room TBA

* Facilitation Skills Training is only open for people taking the Trainer Training Class

** Trainer Training requires pre-registration through YMCA of the USA by no later than March 18, 2016

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Sunday, January 17, 2016 For Officials Visits: 516  
 

College/University Coaches Invitation (Click link)
College/University coaches are welcome at all YMCA National Swimming and Diving Championships. We encourage you to come and see the talent that can be the future of your swimming team. Entry and heat sheets are complimentary. Please pre-register. ....More

Saturday, January 16, 2016 For Everyone Visits: 760  
 

Online Meet Entry - Championship (Click link)
All entries must be made through the YMCA Online Meet Entry System - Entry Deadline is Monday March 28, 2016 at 3:00pm ET ....More

Saturday, January 16, 2016 For Coaches Only Visits: 1562  
 

Online Meet Entry - Time Trials (Click link)
YMCA SC Nationals Online Meet Entry for time trials.  Time trials are only open to swimmers participating in YMCA Nationals.  Time trials entry is separate from the Main Championship entry.  Entry Deadline is Saturday April 2, 2016 at 5:00pm (ET) ....More

Saturday, January 16, 2016 For Coaches Only Visits: 1020  
 

Meet Release Forms (Click link)
These forms are automatically generated during the Online Entry process.  These templates are provided in the event you did not receive them during your Entry process ....More

Saturday, January 16, 2016 For Coaches Only Visits: 665  
 

Pool Map (Click link)
Map of pool deck at Greensboro Aquatics Center for YMCA SC Nationals ....More

Saturday, January 16, 2016 For Everyone Visits: 744  
 

Post Nationals Long Course Meet (Click link)
After the YMCA Short Course Nationals, the YMCA of Triangle Area Swim Team (YOTA) will hold a Long Course Meet and Time Trials.  The Meet is open to all registered USA Swimming swimmers. There will be no on deck registration available at this meet. This meet is providing a chance for athletes to achieve Junior National, Senior National, US Olympic Trial time standards and YMCA Long Course National Qualifying times.  Click link for more details on the meet.  Click this link for the Event File for Coaches. Note: this meet is hosted by YOTA is is not part of the YMCA Short Course Nationals ....More

Monday, January 4, 2016 For Everyone Visits: 1517  
 

Warm-up Schedule (Click link)
Competition Warm-up schedule for Prelims and Finals ....More

Monday, December 28, 2015 For Coaches Only Visits: 1200  
 

Gate Guys Video


Saturday, December 19, 2015 For Everyone
 

Event File - Time Trials (Click link)
FOR COACHES ONLY - Event file for YMCA Short Course Nationals Time Trials ....More

Saturday, November 28, 2015 For Coaches Only Visits: 1661  
 

Event File - Championship (Click link)
FOR COACHES ONLY - Event file for the main events at YMCA Short Course Nationals ....More

Saturday, November 28, 2015 For Coaches Only Visits: 1839  
 

Qualifying Times (Click link)
Qualifying times for 2016 YMCA Short Course Nationals (updated 10/29/2015) ....More

Saturday, April 4, 2015 For Everyone Visits: 28895  
 

2016 Stay-With-US Hotel Booking (Click link)
Hotel booking is open through YMCA Competitive Sports Housing by visiting the housing website or by calling the housing office at (888) 939-5945. As always, reservations will be taken on a first come, first served basis, so we encourage you to book early to reserve your top choice hotels ....More

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 For Everyone Visits: 3331  
 

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