2018 Short Course Y National Championship

Apr 2, 2018 (03:00 AM) - Apr 6, 2018 (03:00 AM)
March, 20 2018


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Greensboro Aquatic Center (GAC), 1921 West Gate City Blvd, Greensboro, NC 27403,

Emergency Phone Number: Phone: (336) 315-8498

FACILITY: Opened in August 2011, the facility has 3 bodies of water: 16-lane, 25 yard competition pool divided into two sections by a bulkhead, 6 lane- 25 yard warm-up/warm-down pool, and 25-yard diving well with 6 swimming lanes used for warm-up/warm-down. The competition pool depth is 9’ to 10’. The competition course has been certified in accordance with USA-S 104.2.2C (4). Limited WIFI is available at no charge for coaches. 


  • Attending coaches must have cleared a background check within the last two years.
  • Event order has changed
  • Qualify for either 1000 or 1650 Freestyle and get the other as a bonus event
  • 100 IM added as Time Trials
  • Event Parade theme is State Pride
  • Entry times from High school meets are only allowed if the meet is USA-S Observed.
  • Four (4) Time Trials allowed.
  • PRELIMS will start at 9:00AM am Tuesday thru Friday
  • Relay Awards will be presented immediately after the Relay
  • Finals are swum-same evening (same as individual awards)
  • 1000 Freestyle will be awarded on Tuesday during 200 Medley Relay awards
  • Single Heat sheets are included with admission fee

MEET TIMELINE: The Championship meet will be held over 4-1/2 days. On the first day of the meet, in the evening, 2 events will be swum: Prelims for the 200 Medley Relay and the Timed Finals for 1000 Freestyle. On each of the following four days, Prelims will be held in the morning, with Time Trials for that day starting 1⁄2 hour after completion of Prelims, and Finals in the evening 

Swimmers: There will be no seating available on-deck for swimmers during Prelims. The Athletes Village, located in the adjacent Special Events Center, will have dedicated team locations available to swimmers during Prelims whenever they are not swimming.

ATHLETE VILLAGE: We are asking swimmers to use the Athletes Village located in the Special Events Center during Prelims whenever they are not swimming. With 1,400 or more athletes attending the competition, the pool deck is too crowded to accommodate everyone. Your cooperation will give each athlete an opportunity to do their best.

All Teams will be assigned to a large common area.

Please remember that everyone is responsible for their personal belongings. Swimmers should never leave any of these items unattended. 

Spectators: The facility accommodates 1,848 off-deck permanent spectator seats. The Aquatic Center is also equipped with a full color LED video display and scoreboard that incorporates state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems tied to the timing system. 

WEB SITE Meet Information can be found at: .

Parents, Officials, and Coaches are encouraged to sign-up for email notifications as information is updated on the web site.

Online Meet Results: Meet results will be available at the web site above and via Active Hy-Tek Meet Mobile. 



  • YMCA Membership: An athlete must be a YMCA member in good standing who holds an annual, full privilege membership at the YMCA he/she represents for a period of at least 90 days prior to the first day of the meet. An athlete may have only represented that YMCA team in competition for a period of 90 days prior to the first day of the meet, excluding scholastic competition.
  • Amateur Status: An athlete may not have represented a college, university or other post-high school institution in any competition and may not have accepted pay or compensation for competing as a swimmer.
  • Unattached Athletes: There is no unattached status in YMCA Swimming. Age: An athlete must be at least twelve (12) years of age, and not older than twenty-one (21) years of age on the first day Meet.
  • YMCA Meet Participation: In order to be eligible to compete in the YMCA National Championship Meet, each athlete must have competed in a minimum of three (3) closed YMCA inter-association meets plus one (1) sanctioned YMCA championship meet since September 1, 2017. A sanctioned YMCA championship meet may not be counted as both the sanctioned meet required and one of the inter-association meets required. The YMCA National Virtual Meet may be counted as one of the inter-association meets. Refer to the current version of the Swimming Addendum Rules that Govern YMCA Competitive Sports for requirements and definitions of YMCA inter-association and sanctioned championship meets. (Under REFERENCE tab)
  • Times: An athlete must achieve the minimum qualifying time standard for each event in which he/she enters during the period of March 1, 2017 through the entry deadline. Refer to Appendix 1 for meet qualifying times. 


ENTRY LIMITS: There is no limitation as to the number of events the athlete may enter. However, an athlete may only compete in a maximum of nine (9) events of which no more than four may be individual events, not including Time Trials. A team may only have one entry in a relay event.

Since this meet is USA-S Approved. There is a daily limitation on the number of events a swimmer can swim (rule reference 102.2.2 and 102.2.7).

  • A swimmer may swim no more than 3 individual events per day in a Prelims/Finals meet

  • Time Trial events must count as a part of this daily total.

  • QUALIFICATION PERIOD: The qualification period is March 1, 2017 through the entry deadline.
  • USA-S IDs: Only USA-S registered athletes should have an ID number in the Meet Entry File.
  • TIME STANDARDS: Swimmers/Relays must have equaled or bettered the minimum time standard: See Appendix 2A for qualifying times.
  • SPECIAL BONUS EVENT: If a swimmer qualifies for either the 1000 Freestyle or the 1650 Freestyle, but has not qualified for the other event, the swimmer may enter the other event without achieving a qualifying standard. Example: Swimmer qualifies for the 1000 Freestyle but has not achieved a qualifying time for the 1650, that swimmer can both enter the 1000 free and enter the 1650 with their best unqualified 1650 time.
  • ENTRY TIMES: No Times (NT) are not allowed. Entry times for individual and relay events shall be the athlete’s fastest times achieved during the current qualifying period. (USA Swimming Rule 207.9.4.A) The fastest short course yards times shall be used. If a swimmer does not have a short course yards qualifying times, then a qualifying long course meters or short course meters time may be used. Events will be seeded with yard times as the fastest times followed by short course meter times and then long course meter times. Entries must be made using actual times. Time conversion is not permitted.
  • RELAY ENTRIES: Relay teams and times may be entered in one of the following ways:
  • Intact Relay from current season (time achieved between September 1, 2017 and entry deadline) – The time belongs to the team and may be entered without additional qualifications. 
  • Intact Relay with time achieved between March 1, 2017 and September 1, 2017 – All athletes on that relay team must be eligible to compete at the Short Course National Championship Meet and all four swimmers must be entered in the meet.
  • Composite Relay – The names of each athlete comprising the relay entry must appear on the team entry. 


  • Athlete surcharge: $15.00 per entered athlete (including Relay-only swimmers)
  • Individual event fee: $15.00 per event
  • Time Trials: $20.00 per event
  • Relay Event Fee: $40.00 per entered relay 








PARADE THEME: The theme for the Parade of Athletes is State Pride. Athletes are invited to dress-up in costumes that represent a distinguishing characteristic of their home state. 


Photographer and Video: ProSwim Visuals will be on site as the official Championship Photographer. During the Championship, arrangements can be made with ProSwim for team and individual swimmer photos. ProSwim will be the awards photographer.

Video of the Championship competition will be provided by Take-it-Live. Spectators and remote viewers will be able to see real-time video streaming of Prelims and Finals, and on-demand videos of Finals events. TakeItLive ( ) provides video services for USA-Swimming, US Masters Swimming, USA-Diving, YMCA National Championships and other championship events.

Volunteer Photographers Needed: If you are interested in volunteering to take pictures during the Championship for posting on our National Championship web site, please read and complete the application form at:

Note: Selected applicants will have access to the pool deck and must abide by USA Swimming and facility camera/photograph restrictions. Selected applicants are subject to a background check performed by the Championship Meet Committee at no cost to the individuals. 

OFFICIALS AND TIMERS : A large number of officials are needed to properly handle a meet like this with multiple pools and sessions. There is a need for both YMCA Level I and YMCA Level II Officials during Prelims, Finals and Time Trials each day. All officials attending the meet are strongly encouraged to sign up to work at the meet.

In order to bring a high degree of consistency to the officiating, officials are asked to work as many sessions as possible, but at least four sessions over the course of the week. Officials working at the Prelims will receive breakfast and lunch in the Hospitality Room.

APPLICATION TO OFFICIATE: Anyone wishing to officiate for the swimming events in the meet should complete the application form available on web site

and then forward it to the Committee as follows:

Surface Mail: Bob Menck, 10 Dynasty Drive, Milford, MA 01757

TIMER REQUIREMENTS: It may be necessary to solicit volunteer timers, in which case timing assignments will be made based on the number of athletes entered in the meet by the larger YMCA teams. In such a case, the selected YMCAs will be notified within two days after the Entry Deadline of their assigned timer responsibilities. It will then be the responsibility of the Head Coach or team volunteer coordinator to provide a list of the volunteers to fill the assigned Timer slots at Registration. Volunteer timers will be expected to attend the Officials meeting immediately before the session at which they are timing. If volunteer Timers are requested, to the extent possible, it would be helpful if such volunteers could work more than one session.

OFFICIALS REGISTRATION AND PRE-MEET MEETING: All officials working the meet should register at Official’s Registration. Official’s Registration will be held in the Special Events Center/Registration Room beginning on Day 1 and throughout the week. At Official’s Registration, officials will receive their credentials, shirts and instructions.

For those who register to officiate, there will be a mandatory meeting on Day 1. After Day 1, there will be a mandatory briefing in the official room in the Special Events Center prior to each session.

ATTIRE: The uniform for the Prelims will be the appropriate colored meet shirt (provided at officials’ registration) and khaki slacks/pants, shorts, skorts or skirts (no shorter than 4” above the knee).

The uniform for Finals (including day 1 events) will be a White Oxford or polo shirt and long navy blue pants (no shorts, skorts or skirts please).

Officials will only be admitted to the pool complex with appropriate credentials (issued at Officials registration). These credentials must be displayed at all times. Officials are only admitted to the deck for sessions that they are working.

CLASSES FOR OFFICIALS: Training classes will be offered for officials and trainers at the meet. See Schedule of Activities for specific times and locations. Courses offered are: Swim Officials Trainer Training, Facilitation Skills for Trainers, Swim Officials Level I Training, and Swim Officials Level II Training.

Training Info:

BACKGROUND CHECK POLICY: Each Official and Timer is subject to a background check to be performed by the Championship Meet Committee at no cost to the individual. 

RESPONSIBILITY OF COACHES AND ATHLETES: It shall be the responsibility of the coaches and athletes to acquaint themselves with all information pertaining to swim-offs, Finals, and their participation therein, and other related meet data including scratch procedures.

MEET FORMAT: The meet will be swum using a Timed Finals and Prelims & Finals format depending on the event. Swimmer’s age will be determined as of first day of the meet.

EVENT SEEDING: Events will be seeded Slowest to Fastest (except the 1650 freestyle, 1000 freestyle and 800 freestyle relay) with non-conforming entry times (long course meter and short course meter) seeded first. The Meet Referee/Administrative Official reserves the right to combine heats.

HEAT SHEETS: Coaches may pick up their session heat sheet at the HELP Desk on the pool deck. Officials will pick up their Heat Sheet in the officials’ meeting for the session.

WARM UP AND POOL ENTRY: During designated warm up sessions, athletes may only enter the competition pools from the starting end. At all times other than competition, athletes are expected to use a three-point entry in which they sit on the side of the pool then slide into the pool gently, with one hand on the wall. The exception is during specific warm up periods when sprint lanes are designated for practicing racing starts.

Coaches are responsible for the safety of their athletes and are expected to monitor them at all times during warm up sessions. No team has exclusive rights to any pool lanes during warm up period, during or before the start of the meet. Teams will need to share lane space and work cooperatively in reflection of the YMCA values and sportsmanship.

RELAY CHECK-IN PROCEDURE: Prelims –Teams will not need to file a relay form for Prelims if the same swimmers who were entered during the on-line entry process will swim in Prelims in the same order as entered. If the swimmers in Prelims are different than the swimmers entered on-line (or in a different order), then a relay form must be filed. 

Prelims – Relay forms will be available at the Proof of Times table during registration or at the Scratch/Relay table and HELP Desk during the meet. The head coach shall list the team name and the competing relay swimmers (last and first names) in the order that they will swim. Relay entry forms for Prelims must be turned in to the Scratch/Relay table 30 minutes before the scheduled start of the relays. Relay changes may be declared at any time prior to the start of the heat, but the coach MUST submit a “change” relay card to the Deck Referee prior to the start of the relay’s heat.

Finals -Teams qualifying for Finals will not need to file a relay form for Finals if the same Swimmers who swam in Prelims will swim the same order in Finals. If the swimmers in Finals are different than the swimmers in Prelims (or in a different order), then a relay form must be filed. All other instructions and conditions shown above shall apply.

SCRATCH PROCEDURES: Once entries have been submitted, an athlete is considered entered into an event unless he/she scratches from that event. If an athlete does not scratch from an event and does not swim the event, that event still counts toward the athlete’s total number of events for the meet. The USA-S scratch procedures (USA-S Rule 207.11.6) will be followed, as modified for this Meet and set forth below: Scratch cards will be available from the Scratch table and the HELP Desk both located on the pool deck.

SCRATCHING FROM PRELIMS: The athlete or coach must complete and submit a Scratch card to the Scratch table by 5:00 PM on the day prior to the event. For the Day 1 events, the Scratch table will close at 3:00 PM on Day 1.

SCRATCHING FROM A TIMED FINALS EVENT: Athletes may scratch from a timed Finals event in accordance with the procedures for Scratching from Prelims.

SCRATCHING FROM FINALS: For an athlete initially qualifying for the A, B, or C Finals, the swimmer or his/her coach, must notify the scratch table within 30 minutes following the announcement of his/her name as a finalist that he/she will not compete in Finals in that event.

If there have been scratches from a Final event, the Administrative Referee will attempt to notify the alternate(s). If notified, the alternate(s), or their coaches, will then have to return to the Scratch/Relay table to confirm whether they will swim in or scratch from the Finals of that event.

Failure to compete in a Finals Event from which the athlete has not scratched shall disqualify the athlete from the remainder of the meet.

However, no penalties shall apply for failure to compete in Finals if the referee is notified in the event of injury or illness and accepts the proof thereof, or it is determined by the referee that failure to compete is caused by circumstances beyond the control of the athlete.

DECLARATION OF INTENT TO SCRATCH: An athlete qualifying for A, B, C Finals (or his/her coach), based upon the results of the Prelims in an event, may notify the Scratch/Relay table within 30 minutes after announcement of the qualifiers for that event that he/she may not compete in the Finals of the event, pending the results of a subsequent individual Prelims event in which he/she is entered. The athlete (or his/her coach) must declare his/her final intentions within 30 minutes following their last individual Prelims event (USA-S Rule 207.11.6E(2)). If the athlete (or his/her coach) does not declare his/her final intention, it will be assumed the athlete has chosen not to scratch from the Finals of the original event. If the athlete then fails to compete in this Finals Event, he/she shall be barred from further competition for the remainder of the meet (USA-S Rule 207.11.6D(1)). 

NO SHOW: An athlete who is seeded in a preliminary event and fails to compete (i.e., a “no show”) shall not compete in any further individual or relay events on that day unless the athlete and/or coach declares an intent to swim to the Administrative Referee prior to the next scheduled event for the athlete.

In addition, the athlete shall not be seeded in any individual events on succeeding days unless that athlete and/or coach declares intent to swim prior to the close of the scratch box for the next day’s events.

(Note that under USA-S rules, a no show is automatically barred from all further individual and relay events for that day (Rule 207.11.6C); we are easing that burden, particularly for relay swimmers.)

STARTS: 'Fly-over' starts will be used at this meet for Prelims and Time Trials.

SWIM-OFFS: Intheeventaswim-offisnecessary,themeetAdminRefereewill set a time for the swim-off which will not be any later than 45 minutes after the last heat of any event in which any of the swimmers in the swim-off is competing. (USA Swimming Rule 102.5.2). 

TIMING: The timing of all swimming events will be posted to the hundredths of a second. In the case of a tie to the hundredths of a second in a preliminary event, swim offs will be scheduled, as necessary, in accordance with Rule 102.5.2.

INITIAL SPLITS: Coaches desiring a time for an initial split in an individual or relay event must complete the appropriate form and present it to the Deck Referee prior to the swim in question so that additional timers can be provided as a back-up to the timing system. Forms are available at the HELP Desk. Coaches may be asked to provide one or more timers for their athletes.

HELP DESK: General meet information, Heat Sheets, Bio Forms, Facility Information, Relay Change Cards, Requests for a Time for Initial Split, etc. can be obtained at the HELP Desk, located on the pool deck outside the First Aid room.

SWIMS (USA-S): This meet has been approved by USA Swimming. Therefore, all individual times will be automatically submitted for entry into SWIMS as long as USA-S ID numbers have been included with your entry.

DISTANCE EVENTS: 1,000 and 1,650 yards Freestyle and 800 Freestyle relay events are timed Finals and are swum fastest to slowest. The Deck Referee may combine the slowest heats if warranted.

For the 1,650 Freestyle, the top 8 seeded competitors (men and women) will swim in the Finals at night.

For the 1,000 Freestyle, All heats will be swum on the evening of Day 1

The 800 Yard Freestyle Relay is a Timed Final with the fastest 2 seeded heats for men and women swimming at night. Preliminary heats will be swum fastest to slowest.

FINALS: ForIndividualevents,theheatorderis“C”-Heat(bonusheat),followed by “B”-Heat (consolation heat), and followed by “A”-Heat (Finals heat) with the exception of the 1,650 Freestyle where only an “A” Heat will be swum.

For Relay events, the heat order is “B”-Heat (consolation heat) followed by the “A”-Heat (Finals heat). 

CONDUCT AND RESTRICTIONS: The Meet Referee reserves the right to dismiss any swimmer, coach and/or spectator from the competition due to inappropriate conduct

  • Deck access is limited to only registered and approved coaches, swimmers, working officials, and approved photographers.

  • Changing into or out of swimsuits other than in locker rooms or other designated areas is not appropriate and is prohibited. Changing in the Athletes Village is prohibited. The USA Swimming Rulebook defines Deck Change as: Changing, in whole or in part, into or out of a swimsuit (excluding a drag suit) in an area other than a permanent or temporary locker room, bathroom, changing room or other space designated for changing purposes while at a practice, competition, or other pool-related activity.” This includes slipping off the top of a one-piece performance suit to place on an alternate bikini top.

  • Glass, Food, and Chairs are not permitted on deck.

  • The use of audio or visual recording devices, including a cell phone, is not permitted in changing areas, rest rooms or locker rooms.

  • Photographs may not be taken behind the block during competition and warm-ups.

  • Massage tables are not permitted.

  • Individuals are responsible for the security of their personal belongings and are encouraged not to bring valuables to the meet venue and not to leave items unattended. 


  • Swimmers are permitted in the spectator stands but should not impact spectator seating by occupying prime seat areas.
  • No outside catering or take-out food is permitted in either the Athletes Village or the Aquatics complex.

  • Shaving is not permitted in any areas of the venue including the Athletes Village.

  • All YMCAs are required to comply with the YMCA of the USA's Graphic Standards for apparel and banners. 

PARADE OF ATHLETES: Prior to Wednesday’s Finals, athletes and officials will parade around the pool for Opening Ceremonies. Athletes are encouraged to wear costumes/attire related to the Parade theme.

PARADE OF ATHLETES PROTOCOL: We are all blessed to be a part of the rich history and tradition that makes up the YMCA National Swimming Championships. One feature that separates this meet from other National Championships is the Parade of Athletes. The splendor of the parade helps to make YMCA Nationals a unique and unforgettable experience.

The parade is also a powerful vehicle to promote our image and values, and to preserve the tradition of the YMCA National Championships. It provides each team with a unique opportunity to represent its identity within the YMCA Championship meet theme. We are looking for our athletes to add to the meet experience and showcase something special about their state, league or YMCA.

In choosing to take part in the parade, our athletes are not only representing themselves. They are also representing their coaches, their home YMCAs, their state, and YMCA swimming as a whole. We ask that our coaches and team leadership work with their athletes to ensure that our parade remains a mature, tasteful, and YMCA-appropriate activity. In this way, the parade will showcase all of the positive and dignified aspects of our championship meet that we would like to be broadcasted locally, regionally, nationally, and worldwide.

Please help us continue to improve this great tradition and ensure that it is a part of the YMCA National Championships for a long, long time. 

SENIOR RECOGNITION: Graduating Seniors will be recognized on Day 3 prior to Prelims. Their names will be included in the daily program/heat sheet.  


MEDIA ADMISSION: Accreditation for press and television must be secured from the Meet Director.

ADMISSION TO SPECTATOR AREA: An admission fee is required for admission to the spectator seating area except for children (7 years and younger) and for participating coaches and swimmers. On-line advance all-sessions admission wristband sales and on-site all-sessions, daily, and specific-session admission sales will be available.

Admission Wristband Advance Sales: On-line advance sales are only available for ALL-sessions admission wristbands. The link to the purchase advance sale of all-session wristbands is available at: All sales are non- refundable.

Advanced purchases of all-sessions admission wristbands may be picked up on Tuesday from 9:00am until 2:00 PM in the Lobby of the Special Events Center and from 4:00pm to 6:00pm at the Spectator’s entrance to the pool. Advance purchases of all-sessions admission wristbands may also be picked up at the Heat Sheet Table at the entrance to the Aquatics Complex immediately prior to and during the competition sessions.

Advance sale prices for all-sessions admission wristbands are:

$65.00 per adult wristband that provides both admission and a heat sheet for all sessions.

$35.00 per child wristband (8- 18 years old) that provides admission- only for all sessions.

No charge for children 7 and younger

Admission Sales at the Meet: Wristbands for All-Sessions admission wristbands may be purchased on Tuesday from 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM in the Lobby of the Special Events Center and from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at the spectator’s entrance to the pool. Daily admission and session-specific admissions can be purchased each day at the spectator’s entrance to the pool prior to and during competition sessions. All sales are non-refundable. 

The prices at the meet are:

$75.00 per adult wristband that provides both admission and a heat sheet for all sessions.

$35.00 per child wristband (8- 18 years old) that provides admission only for all sessions.

$18.00 per adult daily wristband that provides admission to Prelims and Finals sessions with heat sheets

$9.00 per child daily wristband that provides admission to Prelims and Finals sessions

$10.00 per adult wristband that provides admission to either one Prelims or one Finals session with heat sheet.

$5.00 per child wristband (8- 18 years old) that provides admission to one Finals session.

$3.00 per child or adult (includes Heat Sheet) for Tuesday-Only evening competition

No charge for children 7 and younger

Wristbands must be secured and worn on the wrist of the purchaser at all times while in the Natatorium.

Heat Sheets: Spectators who purchased an adult all-sessions wristband or purchase session-specific admission may pick up their heat sheet at the Heat Sheet Table simply by showing their wristband.

Athlete Parade on Wednesday: Spectators who have not purchased an all-sessions admission wristband wishing to ONLY attend the Wednesday evening opening ceremonies will be admitted for free. These spectators will be given a special wrist band which allows them access to a separate section in the stands. Spectators in this section will be asked to leave after the opening ceremonies are complete.

SPECTATOR AREA: The upper level stands are primarily for spectators. Although athletes and coaches are allowed in these areas, they cannot occupy prime spectator seating areas or areas where spectators prefer to sit. Spectators always have priority seating over coach/team/swimmer seating in the spectator seating area.

HANDICAP SEATING: Handicap seating is available in the Spectator Area. 

SEAT SAVING: For many teams and individuals, there is a tradition of sitting together during our National Meets. We believe that many lifelong friendships are established and/or enhanced by this experience, and that it is an important part of YMCA Nationals. However, out of courtesy and fairness, we maintain seat saving procedures for spectators sitting in the grandstand. Spectators for whom seats are being saved must be in their seats by 8:45 AM. At 8:45 AM each morning of competition, our announcer will ask anyone saving a seat to please remove whatever they may be using to do this. Then, those saving seats will be asked to either move in or out so that someone else may sit in the spot that was being saved. We are hopeful that our parents and friends will help us maintain a respectful environment.

ATHLETE APPAREL: Commemorative apparel, swim suits, googles, general apparel, and other merchandise will be available.

CONCESSIONS: Concessions will be available in the Welcome Area inside and outside of the complex.

LOST AND FOUND - Any found item deemed of value (e.g. cell phone, tablet, or watch) will be turned over to the GCAC front desk.


  • Camcorder operators’ equipment will not be permitted to take up seats in the spectator area.

  • No flash photography will be allowed at the START of the race.

  • Use of audio or visual recording devices, including a cell phone camera, is prohibited in changing areas, rest rooms or locker rooms.

  • SMOKING, ALCOHOL & DRUGS: THERE IS NO SMOKING, ALCOHOL OR DRUGS IN THE AQUATIC CENTER COMPLEX. If you must smoke, please do so only in the designated smoking areas outside.

  • Spectators are not allowed on the pool deck.

  • Folding chairs are not permitted in seating area.

  • Parents are responsible for the conduct of their children. Children are not allowed to roam the facility unattended.

  • No outside food, snacks, beverages, thermos or cooler are permitted in spectator seating area or Athlete Village. 



Free parking is available to everyone on Monday and Tuesday, all day, April 2-3.


Advance sales of All-sessions Parking Passes (Tuesday Evening through Saturday Evening) will be available to Coaches as part of the online Meet Entry submission process and to Spectators as part of the online pre-meet All-Sessions Admission sales. All-Sessions parking passes are the only parking passes available online. Coaches Parking passes will be included in their Meet packet when they check-in. Spectator parking passes can be picked up with their All-Sessions Admission wristband(s).

All-Sessions parking rates are:

  • $20.00 per car, SUV or small pickup truck

  • $50 per Buses or RV’s

    On Tuesday 7:00 AM to 2:00 PM only, the GAC Parking Staff will be selling All- sessions parking passes. The GAC Parking Staff will be located at a table just inside the Special Events Center (building next to the Aquatic Center).

    On Wednesday morning through 12:00 PM, All-Sessions parking passes can also be purchased at the parking lot entrance booth. ALL-SESSIONS PARKING PASSES WILL NOT BE SOLD AFTER 12:00 NOON ON Wednesday.

    Sales of All-Sessions parking passes are non-refundable.

    DAILY PARKING PASSES A daily parking pass will be available Wednesday through the end of the meet at the parking lot entrance booth. The daily rate includes multi-entry from the time of purchasing of parking pass through that day’s evening Finals.

  • $8.00 daily parking fee for cars, SUV, small pickup trucks.

  • $16 large Vans and Buses per day

  • $25 RV’s without power per day

  • $45 RV’s requesting power per day (50 amp power)

  • RV reservation form on-line at under DIRECTIONS