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Event

Pacific NW Regional YMCA Championships

Mar 5, 2021 - Mar 7, 2021
February, 25 2021

Description

HOST: Corvallis YMCA

Location: Corvallis, OR

Pool: SCY 25-yard Indoor Pool

Qualifying Meet: YES.

This meet is only open to YMCA teams and member athletes.

Special Announcement from the YMCA of the USA -- December 16, 2020 -- 2021 Optional Spring Competitive Opportunity

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent measures necessary to preserve the health and safety of everyone involved in YMCA swimming, YMCA of the USA made the difficult decision to cancel all national competitive events for 2021.

However, local meets (including state and regional meets) and YMCA sanctioned meets can be held provided Ys are in compliance with local/ state regulatory codes and health authorities guidelines and recommendations. In support of this effort, a collective of coaches and volunteers is organizing a spring competitive opportunity for YMCA swimmers who have achieved 2019/2020 Short Course YMCA National Championship time standards.

While not hosted by YMCA of the USA as an official national event, virtual competitions may be held locally or regionally based on existing health and safety regulations. Results will be compiled for national rankings and awards by the coaches and volunteers who are organizing this virtual opportunity.  All competition to be completed by April 15, 2021.

This optional spring competition will include special celebratory features. More information will be posted at a later date.

Special Announcement from YMCA of the USA - November 16, 2020:

As the COVID-19 crisis evolves, YMCA of the USA (Y-USA) remains focused on supporting YMCAs through the pandemic and ensuring the health and safety of our Y communities.

Unfortunately, the pandemic continues to impact sports and athletic activities at all levels across the country, including college and professional team events. In light of the continued and unpredictable risk posed by the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Y-USA has made the difficult decision to cancel all national competitive sporting events for 2021, which includes the YMCA Short Course and Long Course National Championships.

We recognize that this is the second time we are sharing what is very disappointing news for the athletes, teams and families who were hopeful that the YMCA Short Course National Championships would be held next year. However, Y-USA made this decision weighing several factors, including the continued increase in COVID cases nationally, the ever-evolving state and local guidelines and restrictions, the anticipated widespread availability of a vaccine or other treatments and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). At this time we are not in a position to know if we can guarantee the safety and well-being of participants, coaches, spectators and staff at our national sporting events in 2021. We will share updates on 2022 national events as they become available.

We applaud the hard work and dedication of the many athletes - especially those who would compete for the last time at this level - and the coaches of the YMCA competitive swimming community. We are incredibly grateful for the hours of preparation from our dedicated national event planning committee volunteers.

If you have any additional questions about national events, please e-mail  [email protected].

Thank you for your understanding as we continue to manage through these unprecedented times.

Sincerely, 

YMCA of the USA

 

 

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