2019 YMCA Short Course National Championship
Greensboro Aquatic Center, Greensboro, NC
April 1-5, 2019
Theme: Out of this World (Outer Space)
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COME JOIN US
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.
2019 YMCA Short Course National Officials Picture. Thank you for volunteering ....More
Link to ProSwim Visuals, the 2019 YMCA Short Course Nationals photographer. Photographer has award ceremony pictures for purchase ....More
MEET SURVEY - GIVE US YOUR FEEDBACK
Survey Closed - Thank you for your feedback
While the 2019 YMCA Short Course National Championship is over and the results have been distributed, one more task remains: To Take Our Survey!
Over 180 people volunteered their time to plan and run this championship. We now ask you to "volunteer" a few minutes of your time to give us your feedback. Whether your opinion is favorable or critical of the championship, your ratings and comments are important to the Championship's continuous improvement. Your responses to the survey questions really do make a difference.
We welcome everyone's feedback - from swimmers, officials, coaches, parents, and remote viewers. Tell us what you liked and what you want changed.
Link: click on the heading of this article above; PASSWORD IS: 9622
Thank you for your time
MEET RESULTS, PHOTOS AND VIDEO
Meet results, links to competition videos, meet photos, social media links. ....More
ACTION PHOTOS RESERVATIONS
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. Link to Proswim Visuals main web site: https://www.proswimvisuals.com/
POOL AVAILABILITY: The Greensboro Aquatic Center pool will be open for team practice:
PROOF OF TIMES
The following teams have been selected for proof of times. If your team is on this list and you have not received an email from Tom Warrick, contact Tom at firstname.lastname@example.org
0964 Farmington Valley Branch YMCA
1024 Wilton Family YMCA
1033 Regional YMCA of Western Connecticut
1089 Brandywine DE YMCA
1575 Champaign County YMCA
1580 Sage YMCA
1755 Edwardsville YMCA
2135 Central Branch YMCA
2165 Greater Des Moines Iowa YMCA
2537 Bath Area Family YMCA
2793 Malden YMCA
3031 Rapid Area YMCA
3105 North Oakland Family YMCA
3477 Grand Island Nebraska YMCA
3685 Fanwood Scotch Plains YMCA
3915 Somerset Hills YMCA
3951 Westfield YMCA
4549 Greensboro YMCA
4626 Northwest North Carolina YMCA
4785 North Canton Community YMCA
4795 Auglaize Mercer Counties YMCA
4805 Blue Ash YMCA
4827 Powel Crosley Jr YMCA
5018 Coffman Family YMCA
5083 Lancaster and Fairfield YMCA
5222 Fort Meigs YMCA
5275 Youngstown OH YMCA
5549 Chambersburg Memorial YMCA
5637 West Shore YMCA
5643 Bloomsburg Area YMCA
5756 Rocky Run YMCA
5781 Ridley Area YMCA
5907 Reading and Berks County YMCA
5908 Boyertown Area YMCA
5966 Lionville Community YMCA
5967 Upper Main Line YMCA
5985 Kennett Area YMCA
6046 Bayside Branch YMCA
6132 Greater Spartanburg YMCA
6823 Bremerton YMCA
7048 Chippewa Valley Family YMCA
7066 Door County YMCA
7125 Schroeder YMCA
7179 Wausau Woodson YMCA
ESTIMATED SESSION TIMELINES - UNOFFICIAL
FOR YOUR PLANNING PURPOSES ONLY: The unofficial estimated end time for each day's Prelim & Final sessions are below (without Scratches ). As we post each day's heat sheets, revised projected event start and end times will be included. CORRECTED on 3/26
Unofficial Psych Sheet for 2019 YMCA Short Course Nationals. If you see an entry time error, bring it to Coach Check-in in Greensboro. Missing swimmer(s), contact Tom at email@example.com. Parents/swimmers should direct all their comments to their coach. ONLY COACHES MAY CONTACT TOM WARRICK, Entry Chair ....More
ATHLETE WELCOME PARTY
Don't miss the Athlete Welcome Party. Hear Rowdy Gaines, Legendary Freestyler, Olympic Gold Medalist, ESPN and NBC Sports Swimming Analyst, and the "Voice of Swimming" interview two-time Olympian Cammile Adams, and five-time Olympic gold medalist, Nathan Adrian. Monday, April 1 - 4:15 to 5:15 PM in the Spectator stands, Greensboro Aquatic Center ....More
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Is this your first YMCA Short Course YMCA Nationals?
Getting ready for Nationals can be very exciting, but also nerve-wracking because it's unlike any other competition you've competed in. Here are some frequently asked questions that might help you prepare. ....More
COLLEGE ADMISSION EDUCATIONAL FORUM
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
LONG COURSE MEET FOLLOWING SCNATS
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
ADVANCE SALES - SPECTATOR TICKETS AND SPONSORSHIP
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
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
OLYMPIANS SCHEDULED TO ATTEND SCNATS
KEY MEET OPERATIONS INFORMATION
FOR COACHES - Key meet operations information for the Championship. ....More
Coaches: Competition Warm-up schedule for Prelims and Finals: 2019 YMCA Short Course Nationals. ....More
Map of pool deck at Greensboro Aquatics Center for YMCA SC Nationals ....More
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
SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES
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
REQUIREMENTS FOR POOL-DECK ACCESS
IMPORTANT NOTICE -
|Wednesday, February 20, 2019||For Everyone||Visits: 1279|
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: 3667|
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: 2088|
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: 702|
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: 2509|
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: 1710|
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: 1457|
YMCA Swim Officials Training Clinics offered at 2019 YMCA SC Nationals
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) and then completing a Trainer Application form obtained from Bridgett Zeitler at Y-USA (email@example.com).
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org). 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 (email@example.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|
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: 679|
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 firstname.lastname@example.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: 326|
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, email@example.com. 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: 342|
DEADLINE HAS PASSED
|Tuesday, January 22, 2019||For Everyone||Visits: 634|
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: 432|
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: 9284|
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, the Officials Coordinator for the meet ....More
|Sunday, November 4, 2018||For Officials||Visits: 794|
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: 663|
Come join us at the Greensboro Aquatics Center, Greensboro, NC on April 1-5, 2019 for the 2019 YMCA Short Course National Swimming Championship.
HOTEL AND LODGING
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: 3294|
Time standards for the 2019 YMCA Short Course National Championship ....More
|Tuesday, April 10, 2018||For Everyone||Visits: 16301|
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