2019 YMCA Short Course National Championship
Greensboro Aquatic Center, Greensboro, NC
April 1-5, 2019

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Come join us in Greensboro, NC, April 1-5 for the 2019 YMCA Short Course Nationals. The venue is the Greensboro Aquatics Center located at 1921 W Gate City Blvd, Greensboro, NC 27403.

With over 1,400 swimmers expected, the 2019 championship is not only an exposition of outstanding swimming competition but also a celebration of achievements by these young athletes. Join us and experience a world-class swimming venue, enjoy the antics of the "infamous" YMCA GateGuys, meet an Olympian at the Athlete Party, and dance and sing to the "Y.M.C.A." song. And let's not forget the Parade of Athletes. 

And if this is not enough, meet four college/university swim coaches who will provide insight into the college recruiting process.  Watch all-day swimming with morning prelims, afternoon time trials, and evening finals.  Purchase commemorative apparel.  Get an autograph from (and maybe even a picture with) an Olympian.

Monday, February 11, 2019 For Everyone


All Championship meet entries must be made through the Online Meet Entry System - Entry Deadline is Monday March 25, 2019 at 5:00pm ET.

IMPORTANT: there is a separate online entry link for your Time Trials entries

You will be asked to list your graduating seniors and to confirm/update your LSC and Team Abbreviation.  Forms will be generated that will need signing and must be sent prior to attending the meet or brought to Team Check in.  You should print these forms from the web page (they will also be emailed to you).

You may update your entries as many times as you desire.  Remember: each update must be a full replacement.  ENTRY FEE PAYMENT: You will not be billed for your entries until after the entry deadline.  Billing will be through your credit card on file in your TeamUnify system and will include main championship entries and any online Time Trial entries that you have made ....More

Monday, February 11, 2019 For Coaches Only Visits: 2234  


Time Trial meet entries can be made through the Online Meet Entry System prior to the start of the meet - Entry Deadline is Monday March 25, 2019 at 5:00pm ET.  Entries can also be made each day during the meet.

IMPORTANT: there is a separate online entry link for your main championship entries ....More

Monday, February 11, 2019 For Coaches Only Visits: 1061  


For Coaches Only: Each YMCA that participates in the YMCA National Championship must have a valid Insurance Certificate on file at the YUSA that cover the period through April 5, 2019. The link is to a list of teams with their current Insurance Certificate expiration dates. If your insurance certificate is out of date or will be out of date during the championship, please follow the instructions on the linked page to send your current insurance certificate to YUSA. Note: This list will be updated frequently until the start of the Championship. This list will also include a link for you to check to make sure we received your faxed/emailed declaration form ....More

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 For Coaches Only Visits: 462  


The 2019 YMCA Short Course Nationals Championship Handbook (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.

UPDATED 3/15/2019 - No advanced Sales of parking passes.  Updated Meet Committee Listing (Appendix 3) ....More

Monday, November 5, 2018 For Everyone Visits: 5750  


Come join us at the Greensboro Aquatics Center, Greensboro, NC on April 1-5, 2019 for the 2019 YMCA Short Course National Swimming Championship.
With affordability in mind, we have again partnered with the Greensboro Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Greensboro hotel community to keep overall travel costs low for the Championship participants.

The hotel link for the 2019 is live! Book your hotels now. ....More

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 For Everyone Visits: 2709  



Everyone is invited - Parents, Swimmers, and Coaches
The Championship Meet Committee is hosting an educational session on the college admission process. Glenn Neufeld will moderate 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 specific location of the Forum will be announced in the Special Event Center.  The forum will be held on Monday from 2:45PM until 4:15PM.  ....More

Sunday, March 17, 2019 For Everyone Visits: 154  


GCY Long Course Single Day Splash: As has been done in the past, the Greensboro Community YMCA will be hosting a Long Course Time Trial meet for all participants of YMCA Short Course Nationals. The meet will be held at the Greensboro Aquatic Center (same location as YMCA SC Nats) on Saturday April 6, 2019 (day after the Y Nats Championship ends). Entry Deadline is Wednesday March 27, 2019 at midnight. Click the above link for the invitation.

Event file is available at this link: Event File

Please Note: This meet is hosted by GCY and is not part of the YMCA National Championship. This information is being provided as a courtesy to GCY and the coaches/swimmers participating in Y Nationals. YUSA and the National Championship Committee are not involved in this meet. All questions should be directed to individuals outlined in the invitation. ....More

Friday, March 15, 2019 For Coaches Only Visits: 88  


NOTE: ALL-Sessions and per-session parking passes are only available for onsite purchase

Advanced sales of ALL SESSIONS - "ONLY" Admission Wristbands. 

SPECTATOR ADMISSION: Advanced sale of spectator ALL-SESSION admission wristbands. All-sessions admission wristbands includes Monday night through Friday prelims and final sessions.

Individual sessions or individual day spectator Admission Wristbands can be purchased at the meet.

CHAMPIONSHIP SPONSOR: Sponsor the championship for $50 WITH or without any all-session purchases. Sponsorship helps to provide travel assistance for swimmers in need. 

All sales are non-refundable.

Advanced sales close at 12 midnight on Thursday March 28, 2019


Wednesday, March 13, 2019 For Spectators Visits: 583  


Don't forget to purchase commemorative apparel items from this year's YMCA SHORT COURSE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP! The YMCA of USA is proud to have our partner Metro Swim Shop 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

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 For Everyone Visits: 371  


Rowdy Gaines
  • U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame member
  • Three-time Olympic gold medalist 
  • Swimming analyst for television networks ESPN and NBC 
  • VP of Aquatics, YMCA of Central Florida, Orlando 

  • Nathan Adrian 

  • Five-time Olympic gold medalist 
  • Formerly held the American record in the 50-meter freestyle event 

  • Tyler Clary

  • Olympic gold medalist 
  • Won sixteen medals in major international competitions 

  • Camille Adams

  • 2012 and 2016 Olympian 
  • Rio 2016 Olympic Games, 4th (200m fly) 
  • London 2012 Olympic Games, 5th (200m fly) 

  • Josh Davis 

  • Olympic gold medalist
  • Former world record-holder
  • Represented the United States at two consecutive Summer Olympics
  • Coach of Oklahoma Christian University's swimming programs 

  • Craig Beardsley

  • 1980 US Olympic Team 
  • World Record Holder 
  • Pan American Games Gold Medalist 
  • Veteran celebrity swimmer for Swim Across America

  • Sunday, March 10, 2019 For Everyone

    FOR COACHES - Key meet operations information for the Championship. ....More

    Tuesday, March 5, 2019 For Coaches Only Visits: 293  

    WARM-UP SCHEDULE (Click link)

    Coaches: Competition Warm-up schedule for Prelims and Finals: 2019 YMCA Short Course Nationals. ....More

    Tuesday, March 5, 2019 For Coaches Only Visits: 371  

    POOL MAP (Click link)

    Map of pool deck at Greensboro Aquatics Center for YMCA SC Nationals ....More

    Monday, March 4, 2019 For Everyone Visits: 271  

    VISITORS' GUIDE (Click link)

    Welcome to the Gate City - Greensboro, North Carolina. We know that you will enjoy your stay and hope that you will take advantage of the many terrific things that Greensboro has to offer. Click the link for information on attractions, sporting events, shops, arts, breweries & wineries, restaurants, and more ....More

    Sunday, February 24, 2019 For Everyone Visits: 264  


    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.  UPDATED 3/9 - Adjusted time of Officials Meetings ....More

    Sunday, February 24, 2019 For Everyone Visits: 1548  



    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 and volunteers/officials must complete the following steps to participate in the YMCA Short Course National Championship. 

    Additional details can be found at the main link to the article and the YMCA Child Abuse Prevent Policy
    • COMPLETE ANNUAL TRAINING: ALL coaches and volunteers/officials participating in the YMCA of the USA (Y-USA)'s National Championships, must have taken an approved online or in-person training course from Safe Sport, USA Swimming, or Praesidium (registration code to access training: yusa_swim) after April 5, 2018 (i.e. within the last year)
      • Remember to keep a copy of your training completion certificate.  You will need this to attend YMCA National Championships
    • SIGN & ACKNOWLEDGE CODE OF CODE OF CONDUCT: All Coaches and volunteers/officials must read and sign the YMCA of the USA's National Championship Code of Conduct
    • PRESENT DOCUMENTS at CHECK-IN: All attending/participating coaches will need to present their training completion certificate and the complete 4 pages with signature from the Code of Conduct at Team Check-in.  Officials will present their documents during officials check-in, and 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.

    Wednesday, February 20, 2019 For Everyone Visits: 308  


    As part of the Y's commitment to strengthen community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, YMCA of the USA and the Adolph Kiefer family will select from submitted candidates two individuals as the Adolph Kiefer YMCA Youth Character Award recipients for 2019. The 2019 Adolph Kiefer YMCA Youth Character 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. The selected individuals will be granted $2,500 each to be issued directly to the athlete's institute for higher learning. Deadline March 22, 2019 ....More

    Monday, February 4, 2019 For Everyone Visits: 292  


    Event file including entry qualifying for main championship events.
    Note: Time Trials will be a separate event file, separate meet, and separate Online Meet Entry submission link.  UPDATE: 1/31/2019 - Fixed an issue with the 1650.  Fixed an issue with 1000 and 1650 bonus events that did not include SCM and LCM times qualifying times.  

    IMPORTANT - BONUS EVENTS: Bonus events are events with event numbers ending in "B".   To enter a 1000 bonus event, you must qualify and enter the 1650 distance event and not have qualify for the 1000 event.  You can enter the 1000 bonus event only if you have achieved the 1000 bonus qualify time.  Alternatively, to qualify for the 1650 bonus event, you must qualify and enter the 1000 event but not have qualify for the 1650 event.  You can enter the 1650 bonus event only if you have achieved the 1650 bonus qualifying time.
    • Do not enter the 1000 bonus events if you have achieved the qualifying time for the 1000 main events.  Alternatively, do not enter the 1650 bonus event if you achieved the qualifying time for the 1650 main event
    • Do not enter the 1650 bonus event unless you have entered the 1000 main event.  Do not enter the 1000 Bonus event unless you have qualified and entered the 1650 main event

    Thursday, January 31, 2019 For Coaches Only Visits: 1680  

    EVENT FILE - TIME TRIALS (Click link)

    For Coaches - Event file for Time Trials.  Time Trials is a separate meet with a separate online meet entry submission.  Please note: Only swimmers participating the the main events of YMCA Short Course Nationals can swim Time Trials.  Swimmers may compete in a maximum of 4 time trials over the duration of the 5 day meet  ....More

    Wednesday, January 30, 2019 For Coaches Only Visits: 805  

    YMCA Swim Officials Training Clinics offered at 2019 YMCA SC Nationals

    As always, we will be offering several swim officials' training clinics at the 2019 Short Course Swimming Championships in Greensboro, NC in April. The clinics offered are:

    Swim Officials Trainer Training

    UPDATE: DEADLINE for signup corrected to March 1, 2019
    This program will train and certify candidates as YMCA Trainers for Swim Official Classes.

    This program, which includes the prerequisite Facilitation Skills Training (FST), will be held on Sunday and Monday, March 31-April 1, 2019. The first phase will be held on Sunday, March 31 from 1:00 PM until 6:00 PM at the Sheraton Greensboro Hotel and will encompass parts of both FST and the Trainer Training program.

    The second phase, which will also involve actually teaching segments of the Level I or Level II program, will take place on Monday, April 1 at the Greensboro Aquatic Complex. The session will run from 7:30 AM until 2:30 PM.

    The prerequisites for this clinic can be at THIS LINK. Registration for this program must be completed by no later than Friday, March 1, 2019. Registration is accomplished by e-mailing the lead trainer, Ed Miller (caefmilleriii@msn.com) and then completing a Trainer Application form obtained from Bridgett Zeitler at Y-USA (bridgett.zeitler@ymca.net).

    Swim Officials Level II

    This clinic will be offered for prospective new Level II officials as well as existing Level II officials needing to renew their certifications.

    The program will be held at the Greensboro Aquatic Complex on Monday, April 1 from 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM. To register for this clinic, contact the lead trainer, Eddie Hughes (cehughes@spinxco.com). Re-certifying officials must bring a copy of their meet experience record with them evidencing the meet sessions worked over the prior three year certification period.

    Swim Officials Level I

    This clinic will be offered for prospective new Level I officials as well as existing Level I officials needing to renew their certifications. The program will be held at the Greensboro Aquatic Complex on Monday, April 1 from 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM. To register for this clinic, contact the lead trainer, Ed Miller (caefmilleriii@msn.com). Re-certifying officials must bring a copy of their meet experience record with them evidencing the meet sessions worked over the prior three year certification period.

    Monday, January 28, 2019 For Officials

    MEET ENTRY FORMS (Click link)

    These forms are automatically generated during the Online Meet Entry process. These templates are provided in the event you did not receive them during your entry process ....More

    Tuesday, January 22, 2019 For Coaches Only Visits: 276  


    Greensboro Coliseum and Aquatic Center Outside Food and Drink Policy
    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. Re-entry parking 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.

    Tuesday, January 22, 2019 For Everyone


    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 ....More

    Tuesday, January 22, 2019 For Everyone Visits: 89  


    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

    Tuesday, January 22, 2019 For Coaches Only


    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, January 22, 2019 For Everyone Visits: 83  


    DEADLINE: 3/22/2019: 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

    Tuesday, January 22, 2019 For Everyone Visits: 359  


    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 28, 2019.  FYI: Form is a downloaded MS Word document ....More

    Saturday, December 15, 2018 For Coaches Only Visits: 225  


    Officials and Timers: You are cordially invited to help us at the 2019 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 a Certified Swim Official and would like to volunteer, we encourage you to do so.

    The link for this article is an online pre-registration form.  Fill-in the form and it will be submitted to Robert Menck at rmenckiii@gmail.com, the Officials Coordinator for the meet ....More

    Sunday, November 4, 2018 For Officials Visits: 507  



    Make your nomination for COACH-OF-THE-YEAR now before you miss the opportunity. 

    YMCA coaches play a critical role in the cognitive, physical and social-emotional development of young athletes. By using swimming as a vehicle by which to promote achievement, relationships and a sense of belonging, coaches take a holistic approach to youth development. The lessons learned through swimming help an individual to thrive well beyond the pool.

    The YMCA Swimming Coach of the Year Award is presented annually to the person who best exemplifies this approach to his or her role as a coach. The recipient intentionally strengthens the foundations of his or her community and actively promotes youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. He or she maintains high standards for the YMCA's core values of honesty, caring, respect and responsibility.

    Anyone can nominate a swim coach for his award: parent, swimmer, coach, YMCA professional, and/or swim official. Forms and all supporting documents are due by March 1, 2019.

    The recipient is selected by YMCA National Coaches Association Executive Committee and the YMCA of USA Swimming and Diving Council.

    The recipient will be announced at the YMCA National Short Course Championship Meet. The recipient does not need to be present at the meet to be chosen to receive the award.

    Please do not send multiple submissions by different individuals for the same coach if these individuals are all aware that the coach is being nominated. Please consolidate all the information into one submission, if possible. ....More

    Thursday, November 1, 2018 For Everyone Visits: 388  

    2019 QUALIFYING TIMES (Click link)

    Time standards for the 2019 YMCA Short Course National Championship ....More

    Tuesday, April 10, 2018 For Everyone Visits: 11791  

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