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

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

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.

Monday, February 11, 2019 For Everyone
 

MEET ENTRY - MAIN EVENTS (Click link)

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: 222  
 

MEET ENTRY - TIME TRIAL EVENTS (Click link)

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 Everyone Visits: 95  
 

INSURANCE AND DECLARATION FORM STATUS (Click link)

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: 87  
 

HANDBOOK/MEET INVITATION (Click link)

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. ....More

Monday, November 5, 2018 For Everyone Visits: 3119  
 

HOTELS AND LODGING (Click link)

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: 1924  
 

GENERAL INFORMATION

ADOLPH KIEFER YMCA YOUTH CHARACTER AWARD (Click link)

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: 95  
 

EVENT FILE FOR MAIN CHAMPIONSHIP EVENTS (Click link)

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
....More

Thursday, January 31, 2019 For Coaches Only Visits: 1125  
 

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: 371  
 

OFFICIALS TRAINING CLINICS
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 Everyone Visits: 159  
 

FOOD AND BEVERAGE POLICY

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
 

MOMENT OF REMEMBRANCE (Click link)

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: 49  
 

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

Tuesday, January 22, 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

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 For Everyone Visits: 46  
 

TRAVEL ASSISTANCE FOR ATHLETES (Click link)

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: 132  
 

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

Saturday, December 15, 2018 For Coaches Only Visits: 149  
 

OFFICIALS/TIMERS INVITATION (Click link)

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: 361  
 

COACH OF THE YEAR NOMINATIONS (Click link)



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: 295  
 

2019 QUALIFYING TIMES (Click link)

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

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 For Everyone Visits: 8793  
 

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