2021 YMCA Swimming Festival

Summer Long Course Championships


About The YMCA Swimming Festival

In the absence of YMCA of the USA’s annual national championship, which was cancelled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic’s convening restrictions and safety considerations for athletes, a collective of coaches and volunteers from local YMCAs is organizing a summer long course competitive opportunity for YMCA swimmers who have achieved 2020 Long Course YMCA National Championship time standards. This competition is organized and conducted entirely by local YMCAs and is not sponsored, organized, or conducted by the YMCA of the USA. This competition will be held on July 22-25 in Cary, NC at the Triangle Aquatic Center.

Coaches, in order to determine interest/expected attendance, please respond to THIS SURVEY. We'll continue to share more meet information with the contact(s) listed in your response to the survey.


Meet Update from Friday, May 29

Hello Coaches planning to attend the Y Long Course Festival,

At this time our plan is for The YMCA Long Course Swimming Festival to take place at the Triangle Aquatic Center in Cary, NC, July 22-25, 2021. In the event that the number of athletes exceeds the maximum site capacity, an additional site will be added at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, North of Cincinnati.

Additional notes:

  • We will be using the 2020 LC YMCA Qualifying Standards.
  • The qualifying period is from July 1, 2019. 
  • There will NOT be 50’s of stroke.
  • Athletes can swim a total of 4 individual events (ex: any athlete who makes 1 cut will be allowed up to 3 bonus swims).

Festival Sites: 

  • Triangle Aquatic Center, Cary, NC July 22-25
  • *Miami University, Oxford, Ohio July 27-30

*If we exceed the maximum number, teams will be assigned to a site that geographically makes sense for team size and travel to accommodate all athletes.

We are asking that you make a $50.00, non-refundable deposit for EACH of your QUALIFIED athletes:

Checks should be made out to:
YMCA of the Triangle Swim Team

Mail to:
Jerry Foley, YOTA Swim Team
801 Corporate Center Dr. Suite 200
Raleigh NC. 27607

Please respond by June 2, 2021 with your number of athletes and a copy of your check request.

Thank you!

Jamie Bloom (YOTA) [email protected] 
Mike Leonard (PCY) [email protected]