2019 YMCA Long Course National Championship
EPPLEY Recreation Center, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
July 30-Aug 3, 2019 (Tuesday thru Saturday)

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

YMCA LONG COURSE NATIONALS

Site Announcement

Following the completion of the 2018 YMCA Long Course National Championship Meet, the YMCA of the USA and the Meet Committee have been working to identify the best location for the 2019 meet. We explored multiple options, and a number of facilities were contacted and a group of meet volunteers and Y staff conducted site visits at potential facilities.

We understand the frustration the delay in announcing the dates and location has been for all concerned.  That being said, the YMCA is committed to running an excellent, safe, efficient and rewarding event for the athletes, coaches, families and volunteers, and we wanted to make a decision based on high confidence that a facility would be fully able to partner with us to do so.

We are now able to announce that the 2019 YMCA Long Course National Championship Meet will be held July 30 through August 3 (Tuesday - Saturday) at the University of Maryland - Eppley Recreation Center in College Park, MD.

Much due diligence has been done to identify solutions to problems which occurred last year.  This year changes will include:

  • An aggressive turnover of air within the facility
  • Showers on Deck for swimmers to use prior to entering the pools
  • A larger Athlete Village
  • An updated Audio System to improve clarity for announcements (on the deck and in the spectator stands)
  • Backstroke Wedges
  • Tuesday start for meet in order to accommodate additional entries from meets occurring on the preceding weekend.
We hope you will join us this summer for the 34th YMCA Long Course National Championship Meet.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 For Everyone
 

SAFE SPORT REQUIREMENTS FOR POOL-DECK ACCESS (Click link)

IMPORTANT NOTICE
 

ATTENTION: COACHES, VOLUNTEERS, OFFICIALS and ADULT ATHLETES (18 and older) 

To ensure compliance with all Safe Sport laws and regulations and to continue to strengthen our ability to protect youth in our care from abuse, ALL coaches, volunteers/officials, and competing athletes age 18 and older must complete the following steps to participate in the YMCA Long Course National Championship. 
  • COMPLETE ANNUAL TRAINING: ALL coaches and volunteers/officials, and athletes participating in the YMCA of the USA (Y-USA)'s National Championship, must have taken an approved  training course from Safe Sport, USA Swimming LEARN, Safe Sport training provided at their local YMCA or Praesidium since August 3 2018 (the past 12 months)
    • To take the free online child protection training and mandated reporter training at Praesidium, use registration code: yusa_swim to access the training.  Link to Praesidium Quick Start Guide
    • Remember to keep a copy of your training completion certificate from the class you took.  You will need to present a copy of this to attend YMCA National Championships
  • SIGN & ACKNOWLEDGE CODE OF CODE OF CONDUCT: All Coaches, volunteers/officials, and athletes 18 and over must read and sign the YMCA of the USA's National Championship Code of Conduct
  • PRESENT DOCUMENTS at CHECK-IN: All attending/participating coaches, volunteers/officials, and athletes 18 and over will need to present their training completion certificate and the complete 4 pages with their signature of the Code of Conduct.  See FAQ on Approved Training Complete Certificates

    • Coaches and athletes (18 and over) will present their documents at Coach/Team Check-in.  
    • Officials will present their documents during officials check-in, 
    • Volunteers will present their documents to the Meet Volunteer coordinator or the Officials Coordinator at check-in
REMINDER: Background Screening Policy

  • COACHES -All coaches attending the Championship must have cleared a background screening within the past 2 years. This background screening is the responsibility of the coach and his/her YMCA and will be verified by the signature of the executive director or CEO on the team's Meet Declaration Form. Currently registered members of USA-S may have already met this requirement.
  • VOLUNTEERS/OFFICIALS/TIMERS -Each Volunteer, Official and Timer is subject to a background check to be performed by the Championship Meet Committee at no cost to the individual.
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Tuesday, June 11, 2019 For Everyone Visits: 28  
 

INVITATION/MEET HANDBOOK (Click link)

The 2019 YMCA Long Course Nationals Championship Handbook (aka, Meet Invitation) provides information for Coaches, Swimmers and Parents to prepare, enter, attend, and compete in the championship. The Handbook is a must-read for everyone attending the Championship. ....More

Sunday, May 26, 2019 For Everyone Visits: 399  
 

HOTELS (Click link)

Y-USA is pleased to announce a large selection of hotel options with varied room rates. With affordability in mind, we have partnered with the local hotel community to lower overall travel costs for participants, their families and coaches. Please note the deadline to reserve the rooms at these reduced rates may vary from hotel to hotel. Please plan to reserve your room no later than June 25.

We are also exploring dorm housing options with the University. Please check back in a few weeks for an update. ....More

Monday, May 13, 2019 For Everyone Visits: 366  
 

GENERAL INFORMATION

SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES (Click link)

This is a schedule of swimming events and activities for each day of the meet. The schedule contains events/activities, dates/times, and locations.  For coaches, swimmers, officials, and parents.   ....More

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 For Everyone Visits: 119  
 

OFFICIALS AND TIMERS INVITATION TO VOLUNTEER (Click link)

Officials and Timers: You are cordially invited to help us at the 2019 YMCA Long Course Swimming Championship Meet.

To properly conduct a championship meet of this magnitude requires a large number of officials and Timers to staff the deck each day. There is a need for YMCA Level I, YMCA Level II, 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 a GOOGLE DOC pre-registration form.  

Contact Rick Carson at rickcarson209@gmail.com if you have any questions
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Monday, May 27, 2019 For Officials Visits: 67  
 

MEET ENTRY - CHAMPIONSHIP (Click link)

For Coaches: All Championship meet entries must be made through the YMCA Online Meet Entry System - Entry Deadline is Monday July 22, 2019 at 5:00pm ET

Did you miss a swimmer? Did you miss an event for a swimmer? Did you fix all identified errors?

Please make sure you review your entries for completeness and accuracy of entry times. ....More

Monday, May 27, 2019 For Coaches Only Visits: 125  
 

MEET ENTRY - TIME TRIAL (Click link)

For Coaches: YMCA Long Course 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 Monday July 22, 2019 at 5:00pm (ET)

Did you miss a swimmer? Did you miss an event for a swimmer? Did you fix all identified errors?

Please make sure you review your entries for completeness and accuracy of entry times. ....More

Monday, May 27, 2019 For Coaches Only Visits: 43  
 

ATHLETE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED (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. Deadline for application submission is July 22, 2019. FYI: Form is a downloaded MS Word document ....More

Monday, May 27, 2019 For Coaches Only Visits: 19  
 

EVENT FILE - MAIN CHAMPIONSHIP EVENTS (Click link)


UPDATED 5/30 to correct W 400IM QT and to correct SM and SC QT

For Coaches:
Event file for main championship events. Entry deadline is Monday July 22 at 5:00pm - 

IMPORTANT-BONUS EVENTS: Bonus events are events with event numbers ending in "B". To enter the 800 bonus event, you must qualify and enter the 1500 distance event and not have qualified for the 800 event. You can enter the 800 bonus event only if you have achieved the 800 bonus qualifying time. Alternatively, to qualify for the 1500 bonus event, you must qualify and enter the 800 event but not have qualified for the 1500 event. You can enter the 1500 bonus event only if you have achieved the 1500 bonus qualifying time.
  • Do not enter the 800 bonus event if you have achieved the qualifying time for the 800 main event. Alternatively, do not enter the 1500 bonus event if you achieved the qualifying time for the 1500 main event
  • Do not enter the 1500 bonus event unless you have entered the 800 main event. Do not enter the 800 Bonus event unless you have entered the 1500 main event
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Sunday, May 26, 2019 For Coaches Only Visits: 182  
 

EVENT FILE - TIME TRIALS (Click link)

For Coaches: Event file for TeamManager/TeamUnify for the LCNats Time Trial Events. Only participants of the Long Course National Championship may enter these Time Trial Events. Entry Deadline is 7/22/2019 at 5:00pm ....More

Sunday, May 26, 2019 For Coaches Only Visits: 66  
 

OFFICIALS TRAINING

The following Officials Training classes will be held at YMCA Long Course Nationals

SWIM OFFICIALS TRAINER

  • Must complete application form and be approved as a trainer candidate
  • Monday, July 29, 2019 - 4:00 - 6:00 PM AND Tuesday, July 30, 2019 - 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Lead Trainer - Ed Miller - Co-trainer - Eddie Hughes
  • There will be a charge of $40
  • Held in Eppley Recreation Center at the University of Maryland in College Park, MD
  • Please contact Ed Miller for more details: caefmilleriii@msn.com
  • Link to online Trainer Application form

FACILITATION SKILLS TRAINING FOR SWIM OFFICIALS TRAINERS

  • Must be a trainer candidate or current YMCA Trainer
  • Monday, July 29, 2019 - 1:00 - 4:00 PM AND Tuesday, July 30, 2019 - 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Lead Trainer - Ed Miller - Co-trainer - Eddie Hughes, Judy Sharkey
  • There is no charge for FST
  • Held in Eppley Recreation Center at the University of Maryland in College Park, MD
  • Please contact Ed Miller for more details: caefmilleriii@msn.com

 SWIM OFFICIALS LEVEL I

  • For Certification or re-Certification 
  • Tuesday, July 30, 2019 - 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Lead Trainer - Judy Sharkey
  • There will be a charge of $40
  • Held in Eppley Recreation Center at the University of Maryland in College Park, MD
  • Please contact Judy Sharkey for more details: jmsharkey@aol.com

SWIM OFFICIAL LEVEL II -

  • For Certification and Re-Certification (must currently hold a Swim Level I certification for Level II Certification or Level II Re-Certification every 3 years)
  • Tuesday, July 30, 2019 - 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Lead Trainer - Chris Jung
  • There will be a charge of $40
  • Held in Eppley Recreation Center at the University of Maryland in College Park, MD
  • Please contact Chris Jung for more details: chrisleexx@aol.com


Friday, May 17, 2019 For Officials
 

TRAVEL ASSISTANCE FOR ATHLETES (Click link)

DEADLINE: 7/13/2019: 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. The YMCA of USA hopes to alleviate some of the financial pressures associated with participation by making financial assistance available to the parents/athlete to help support an athlete on local YMCA Financial Assistance with traveling to National Competitions (transportation and housing costs only) ....More

Thursday, May 16, 2019 For Everyone Visits: 83  
 

BACKSTROKE WEDGES (Click link)

In response to our request, the University of Maryland has installed Backstroke Wedges in the Eppley Aquatic Center pool. The wedges are available at both ends of the 50 meter pool. Please watch this video to become familiar with the operation of the FINIS Backstroke Wedge ....More

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 For Swimmers Visits: 130  
 

MEET FORMS-EXTRA (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 Meet Entry process ....More

Monday, May 13, 2019 For Coaches Only Visits: 87  
 

COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY RECRUITING COACHES

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.

We do request that all college coaches check-in at meet registration with their business card or school identification and a photo ID.

You will receive the following:
  • Complimentary Admission
  • Complimentary Session Heat Sheets 
  • A listing of all attending teams, coaches and swimmers

To pre-register, send an email to Tom Warrick, twarrick@comcast.net.  Include your name, email address, phone number, and the name of your University/college

Monday, May 13, 2019 For Coaches Only
 

VOLUNTEER PHOTOGRAPHERS (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

Monday, May 13, 2019 For Everyone Visits: 35  
 

2019 QUALIFYING TIMES (Click link)

2019 YMCA Long Course National Championship Qualifying Times ....More

Saturday, September 1, 2018 For Everyone Visits: 5969  
 

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