2021 YMCA Swimming Festival
Mar 1, 2021 - April 11, 2021

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 spring competitive opportunity for YMCA swimmers who have achieved 2020 Short 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.

Competitions may be held locally or regionally based on existing CDC or state health and safety regulations. Results will be compiled for national rankings and awards through SwimCloud.  All competition to be completed by April 11, 2021.

In conjunction with this competitive opportunity, a virtual celebration will be held upon the conclusion of competition and will include special features such as athlete-led devotions, senior recognition and Leader Board announcements. More details to be shared with competition organizers at a later date.

  • Integration of final results from all sites is the goal
    • ​Title your meet "2021 YMCA Swimming Festival"
    • Event Titles should match
    • Event Numbers must match
  • Age Up Date:  First day of your meet or of the meet you are attending
  • Qualification Period:  March 1, 2019 through the entry deadline
  • Event Limit: Up to four individual events (1000 free is not offered)
  • Eligibility
    • 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.

      *Meets seeking a YMCA championship sanction must follow all sanction rules including requiring YMCA membership and follow all sanction rules including requiring YMCA membership and exclusive representation for at least 90 days prior to the start of the meet. 
    • Amateur Status: An athlete may not have represented a college, university or other post-high school institution in any competition versus another school and may not have accepted pay or compensation for competing as a swimmer.
  • 2021 YMCA Swimming Festival logo downloads
    • Access .png and .svg logo files for white shirts and colored shirts here.


  • Template Meet information 
  • Unlocked Meet Manager Backups
  • Meet Results will be posted on SwimCloud as they are submitted by each host site. Competitions are being held between March 1 and April 11. The Leader Board for each event will be updated regularly during that period. 
    • Only the fastest time achieved per swimmer per event will be posted to the leader board.
  • Time Standards are up to the discretion of meet hosts. Some sites are the 2020 National times. Some are +2% above the 2020 National times.
  • Relays if contested, may include relay only participants, or not, and is up to each site
  • Theme is Superheroes
  • Event Merchandise including T-Shirts, tops and bottoms
  • Recognition and Celebration TBA



Follow the links below to access meet information, specific to each site. These locations are multi-team sites. Meets may also be conducted locally, within a Y association or even as a single-team event at your YMCA. If you are planning to host a multi-team site, please contact Jamie Bloom ([email protected]) with your information so that it may be listed.

Greensboro, NC
Wed, Mar 31 - Sat, Apr 3

Contact: Jamie Bloom
[email protected]


Oxford, OH
Wed, Mar 31 - Sat, Apr 3

Contact: Mike Leonard
[email protected]

Meet Information (Link)
Order of Events (Link)

Brown Deer, WI
Thur, Apr 8 - Sun, Apr 11

Contact: Dave Anderson
[email protected]


Vorhees, NJ
(Link coming soon...)
Thur, Apr 8 - Sun, Apr 11

Contact: Jack Caucino
[email protected]

York, PA
(Link coming soon...)
Thur, Apr 8 - Sun, Apr 11

Contact: John Nelson
[email protected]