2021 Optional Spring Competitive Opportunity

Meredith Griffin

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.