YMCA LC National Championships 2020 - Cancelled
Location: Greensboro, NC
Below is the announcement from YMCA of the USA about the cancellation of the National Meet. That is a cancellation of that meet alone, which is hosted directly by YMCA of the USA. This is not a cancellation of any individual Y’s meets or our league meets. Any such decisions would come from the local Ys or commissions or the league.
The league continues to monitor the news and alerts. Safety is a priority, and we will be guided by the governmental and health agencies directives and advise.
For now, we hope everyone
is healthy and is, in all ways, working to follow the YMCA’s
mission “To put
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Cancellation of 2020 YMCA Long Course
Nationals as of 3/26/2020
To all YMCA Long Course athletes, families and coaches:
As the COVID-19 crisis continues to evolve, YMCA of the USA (Y-USA) remains focused on supporting YMCAs and our communities through unprecedented and unpredictable circumstances.
The pandemic has severely impacted sporting and athletic events for 2020, including the NCAA, NHL, MLB and several others. It has also led to the International Olympic Committee's decision to postpone the Summer Olympic Games for the first time in history, from 2020 until 2021.
In light of the current reality, and in order to reduce the risk to all athletes, coaches and spectators, Y-USA has made the decision to cancel the YMCA Long Course National Championship, scheduled to take place in Greensboro, North Carolina July 28 - August 1, 2020.
This was not an easy decision for Y-USA to make. We recognize this will be incredibly disappointing for the athletes, teams and families who were looking forward to the Long Course competition season. We will continue to work to find ways to recognize and honor the achievements and hard work of athletes and teams who will not get to compete in 2020.
We will share further updates as they become available. Thank you for your understanding as we work to ensure the viability, health and safety of our Y community.
YMCA of the USA