2022 SHORT COURSE YMCA NATIONAL SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIP
March 28 - April 1, 2022
Greensboro Aquatic Center - Greensboro, NC
 
 
 
Y-USA is thrilled to announce the return of the YMCA Short Course National Swimming Championship Meet!
Competition begins Monday, March 28 and concludes Friday, April 1.
 
Parade Theme:
The theme for the Parade of Athletes is "Go USA!"
 
Update - COVID Related Protocols: Individuals are welcome to wear masks during this event; however, there are no current requirements for masks or capacity restrictions in the Greensboro Aquatic Center.  March 25 Release from Y-USA
 
Meet Announcement/Handbook: 
The 2022 YMCA Short Course National Championship Handbook provides information for Coaches, Swimmers and Parents to prepare, enter, attend, and compete in the championship. The Handbook is a must-read for everyone attending the Championship.  Updates to the Handbook will be made when additional information is available. Latest Version of Handbook
 
Schedule of Activities:  
This is the schedule of swimming events and activities for each day of the meet. The schedule contains events/activities, dates/times, and locations.  For coaches, swimmers, officials, and parents.   Latest Version of Schedule
 
Estimated Session Timelines:
For your planning purposes only -  these are the unofficial estimated timelines (without Scratches ) for each day's Prelim & Final sessions. 
 
Heat Sheets:
 
 
 
Livestream: This event will streamed live online free of charge. Click here for the live stream.
 
Results:  Updated meet results are available at this link on the web or through Meet Mobile
 
New - Final Scores:   Men   Women  Combined
 
New - Award Labels:   Coaches may print the completed award labels for their team by scrolling through this list and printing only the pages associated with their team.  The list is sorted by team name.  Use Avery 5160 or equivalent labels.
 
New - Results files for Coaches:     These files are for import into TeamUnify, Team Manager or your other team management systems.
Championship Meet Import File  <== Updated April 8 to correct swimoff error
Time Trials Meet Import File  <== Updated April 4 with Team Abbreviations rather than Association Numbers. 
 
New - Meet Manager Backup Files:    Championship Meet      Time Trial Meet
 
Senior Recognition:    Download a PDF of our Senior Recognition slideshow at this link.
 
In Memoriam Presentation:  Download a PDF of our In Memoriam slideshow at this link.
 
Psych Sheet   Click Here   Last updated March 24 at 1:40 PM
Unofficial Psych Sheet for 2022 YMCA Short Course Nationals. If you see an entry time error, bring it to Coach Check-in in Greensboro. Missing swimmer(s), contact the Entry Chair.  Parents/swimmers should direct all their comments to their coach. ONLY COACHES MAY CONTACT the Entry Chair
 
Attestation Status:  CEO Attestations     All Other   Last updated March 25 at 11:00 PM
Coaches, you may scroll through these lists to find the completed attestations associated with your Association Number. 
 
Proof of Times:   
These teams have been selected for proof of times.  If your team is on this list and you have not received an email, please contact the  Entry Chairperson .   See the List of Times to be Proved.  
 
Insurance Certificates:    Check your Certificate here.       Updated on  March 25.
**The list will be updated to reflect the teams entered in the meet and broken out by branch association number beginning Tuesday, March 22**
Each YMCA that participates in the YMCA National Championship must have a valid Insurance Certificate on file at the YUSA that covers the period through April 1, 2022.  If your certicate on file is not current, it must be updated prior to your YMCA participating in this meet.     Emails (the preferred method) with scanned images of certificates will be accepted.  Email may be sent to [email protected].  Although email is preferred, Certificates of Insurance may also be faxed to 312-277-6938, HOWEVER, THE ORIGINAL MUST STILL BE SENT to YMCA of the USA, Attn: Insurance Manager, 101 North Wacker Dr., Chicago IL 60606.  Example of Certificate
 
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For Coaches - Entry Information

Entries Open March 1.
Entry Deadline Monday, March 21 at 5:00 pm ET.
 
Entry Information:  
Time Standard Qualifying Period: March 1, 2019 through the entry deadline.  Entry deadline is Monday, March 21, 2022, 5:00 pm (ET).    Additional details will be posted as they become available.  
 
Time Trials Order of Events                             Time Trials Time Standards
 
Meet Entry Files:   Import these files into your TeamUnify or Team Manager system as the template for your entries. There are two separate entry files.
           Championship Meet:  Championship Meet Entry File 
           Time Trial Meet: Time Trial Meet Entry File.  
           For SwimCloud documentation about inporting your entries from TeamUnify or Team Manager,  click here
 
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Meet Entry:   Click Here
 
Creating your Team's Invoice and Paying:   Learn More  
After you have submitted your Team's entries you can create your invoice and pay the outstanding bill.   We recommend you wait to do this until you feel confident you have completed your last entries.  Remember you will have separate invoices for the Championship entries and the Time Trial entries.  Please pay all invoices by March 24.  
 
Problems during Entry Process?:  
If you experience problems while using the Swim Cloud entry process you can Request Help Our Entry Chairperson will get back to you. 
 
Attention Coaches - Register now to be ready to submit Entries:     
In order to submit your team’s entries, your submitter must be a registered SwimCloud user. Learn more
 
Webinar for Meet Entry Process:
Strongly Recommended for All Coaches/Teams Submitting Entries  
SwimCloud hosted a webinar on February 23 to demonstrate the new process for submitting meet entries.  For those who were unable to attend, the Webinar was recorded and is available for you to view.  View Webinar 
 
SwimCloud Office Hours - For Entry Questions
 
Late Entries:
For this year only, the Meet Committee has approved accepting entries from YMCA sanctioned meets conducted between March 21 and March 27.  More Details
 
Required Forms and Attestations:
After you submit your team's entries, you will receive an e-mail with instructions for completing the required forms and attestations to participate in the meet as a coach or athlete. DEADLINE: THURSDAY, MARCH 24. These are also posted under the YMCA Nationals tab. Remember to add your YMCA's association number before sending to your coaches, athletes 18&O and parents of athletes under 18.
 
Your coach unable to attend the meet in Greensboro?:
The Coach Authorization Form authorizes a coach from another team to represent your team and be responsible for your swimmers.  The representing coach should bring the completed form to Check-In.
 
*** End of Entry Information***
 
Pool Map:  
Map of pool deck at Greensboro Aquatics Center for YMCA SC Nationals. View Map.  You may also view a Site Map .
 
Opportunity to Learn about changes at the Greensboro Aquatic Center:
The Greensboro Aquatic Center staff hosted a meeting to highlight changes since 2019 and share facility information. If you missed the meeting you can watch the 15 minute recording here
 
Opportunity to Swim at the GAC on Sunday, March 27:
The Greensboro Aquatic Center will allow teams to practice on Sunday, March 27 between 10 AM and 6 PM.  Cost is $5 per swimmer.   
 
College Admission Educational Forum:
The Championship Meet Committee is hosting an educational session on the college admission process.  Our parents, swimmers and coaches are all invited to attend.  Glenn Neufeld will moderate a discussion forum with four college coaches representing four very different institutions of higher education.  See their Bios.  They will  talk about the admissions process from their varying perspectives as the coaches of successful swimming programs.  The  forum will be held in Room#1 of the Special Events Center on Monday, March 28 from 1:00 PM until 2:30 PM.
 
Athlete Welcome Party
Don't miss the Athlete Welcome Party on Monday, March 28 from 4:15 PM to 5:00 PM in the Spectator stands of the Greensboro Aquatic Center.  Hear Brendan Hansen, six-time Olympic medalist and former world record-holder in both the 100-meter and 200-meter breaststroke events as he  interacts with Cullen Jones, four-time Olympian medalist as a freestyle sprinter.
 
Autograph Session with Olympian Cullen Jones:    Bio 
Olympian Cullen Jones will be signing autographs and posing for pictures on Monday, March 28 from noon to 2:00 PM.  The autograph session will be in the hallway outside the Athlete Village in the Special Events Center. 
  
Officials/Timers Invitation:   
You are cordially invited to help us at this YMCA Championship Meet.    To properly conduct a championship meet of this magnitude requires a large number of officials to staff the deck each day. There is a need for YMCA Level I, YMCA Level II, and/or USA-S Officials each day at Preliminaries, Time Trials, and Finals. All officials attending the meet are strongly encouraged to sign up to work at this meet.    Timer positions may also be available depending on the number of swim official volunteers. If you are experienced in timing, but are not a Certified Swim Official and would like to volunteer, we encourage you to do so. Registration Form
 
Spectator All Session Admission Passes:   
All SessionTM admission passes will only be available through an online purchase.  Ticketmaster will charge a $7.00 fee for each order placed online.  Thus, it is advantageous to purchase your All SessionTM admission passes in groups.  Ticketmaster will offer an Earlybird price for passes purchased prior to 12 noon on Tuesday March 22.  The Earlybird prices for All SessionTM admission passess are $70.00 per adult (provides both admission pass and a heat sheet for all nine sessions) and $40.00 per child (8-18 years old, provides admission for all nine sessions).  Passes purchased after 12 noon on Tuesday March 22 revert to the Standard price.  The Standard prices for All SessionTM admission passes are $90.00 per adult  and $50.00 per child (8-18 years old).   During the order process you will be presented several seat options, you may choose any of the options as they are all the same.  There are no assigned seats despite what Ticketmaster might print on an admission pass.  All seating is general admission.    Click to Order Passes  
 
Spectator Purchases Onsite at the Meet:
Daily admission and single session-specific admissions can be purchased each day at the Box Office next to the spectator’s entrance to the pool prior to and during competition sessions. All sales are non-refundable. The Onsite prices are $13.00 Single Session Adult (provides an adult both admission and a heat sheet for a single session); $6.00 Single Session Child (provides a child admission for ages 8-18); $24.00 Daily Adult (provides an adult both admission and a heat sheet for the prelim and finals sessions on one day); $11.00 Daily Child (provides a child admission for the prelim and finals sessions on one day); $5.00 Short Session (provides admission to the Monday session). There is no charge for children 7 and younger.
 
On-site Meal Options for Teams:
The Greensboro Aquatic Center will be providing the opportunity for team meals (Dinner and Grab and Go Lunch’s) again this year at YMCA Short Course Nationals. The meal cost ranges from $14.00 to $17.95 per person.  The deadline to sign up is March 21.  More Info
 
Travel Assistance for Athletes:  
YMCA of the USA (Y-USA) recognizes the commitment an athlete makes to training and competing in swimming and gymnastics competitions. We realize the financial strain these competitions can have on families. Y-USA hopes to alleviate some of the financial pressures associated with participation by making financial assistance available to local YMCAs to help offset an athlete’s transportation and lodging expenses to a YMCA National competition event.  The athlete's YMCA Head Coach can submit the request during the application period which begins January 31 and ends March 10.  More Details   The application period has now closed.  If you should have a new applicant, please send an email to [email protected] and we will do our best to help the athlete. 
 
Senior Recognition:  
As part of our Senior Recognition at the meet, we are creating a presentation we hope to show on the Video screen at the Greensboro Aquatic Center.  If you are a graduating senior and would like to be included in the presentation please submit your information before March 10. We have passed the deadline for inclusion in the presentation at Greensboro but we will still take submissions for inclusion in the printed program.  Senior Info   
 
Moment of Remembrance:  
During Short Course Nationals, members of our YMCA Swim Community who we have lost since we last met in 2019 will be remembered in a Moment of Remembrance. We are preparing a slide show to recognize these individuals. If you would like to have an individual included, please send their name, their connection to YMCA swimming and their picture to Bob McDowell at [email protected].
 
Coaches Clinic:
USA Swimming is offering two FREE clinics for YMCA coaches -  
  • Monday, March 28, 10:00 am - Noon, ACC Hall of Champions Board Room (Special Events Center adjacent to the GAC). Focus on Stroke Technique & Training. Register by March 21
  • Sunday, March 27, Noon - 4:00 pm at the GAC. Focus on Stroke Technique & Training, Long Term Athlete Development. Register by March 21.
Training Courses for Officials:  
As always, we will be offering several swim officials' training clinics at the 2022 Short Course Swimming Championships in Greensboro, NC in March. The clinics offered are Swim Officials Trainer Training, Swim Officials Level II and Swim Officials Level I.  To Register
 
College/University Coaches Invitation: 
College/University coaches are welcome at all YMCA National Swimming and Diving Championships. We encourage you to come and see the talent that can be the future of your swimming team.  We do request that all college coaches check-in at meet registration/coach Check-in with their business card or school identification and a photo ID.   You will receive  complimentary admission,  complimentary session heat sheets and  a listing of all attending teams, coaches and swimmers.  You may use this form to pre-register: College Coach Registration  
 
Athlete Volunteers:  
Athletes offer devotions/opening thoughts and perform the National Anthem to start each meet session. Devotions should be 1-2 minutes with an optional prayer at the end and should be original expressions of the value of YMCA swimming, community, core values or any other aspect of what they have learned and experienced in the program. National Anthem performers should have experience performing in front of large groups of more than 1,000 people.   Athlete Volunteer Application
 
Eligibility Waiver Requests:  
The National Eligibility Committee will consider waiving one or more eligibility requirements for the YMCA National Short Course Championship Meet based on circumstances beyond the control of the athlete and/or YMCA. The coach will complete and submit the electronic form and the Eligibility Committee will make its determination within a week.   Please be sure to include as much information as possible, including all measures that were taken to satisfy all eligibility requirements.   YMCA COMPETITIVE SWIMMING ELIGIBILITY WAIVER REQUEST FORM
 
Hotels:  
If your team plans to participate, you may reserve rooms through the Greensboro Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB), which will manage all hotel reservations for the national championship event. 
 
Visitors' Guide:   
Welcome to the Gate City - Greensboro, North Carolina. We know that you will enjoy your stay and hope that you will take advantage of the many terrific things that Greensboro has to offer.  For information on attractions, sporting events, shops, arts, breweries & wineries, restaurants, and more Click Here.
 
 
GCY Long Course Single Day Splash
The Greensboro YMCA is hosting a Long Course Meet on Saturday, April 2 at the Greensboro Aquatic Center. This is not sponsored or hosted by Y-USA and is not part of the 2022 YMCA National Short Course Championship Meet. Meet Information. Meet File.
 
More information will be added throughout the season. Check back regularly.