2022 YMCA Long Course Nationals Logo
July 19-23, 2022
Greensboro Aquatic Center - Greensboro, NC
Y-USA is thrilled to announce the return of the YMCA National Long Course Swimming Championship Meet! 
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                          IMPORTANT SCHEDULE CHANGE:
                                    Preliminary sessions will begin at 9:00 AM each day.

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Last updated July 15 to reflect 9AM start for preliminary sessions.
Last updated July 19
New - Results files for Coaches:       These files are for import into TeamUnify, Team Manager or your other team management systems.
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 - Meet Manager Backup Files:      Championship Meet       Time Trial Meet
New - Final Scores:     Men   Women  Combined
Also available through Meet Mobile. Be aware that Meet Mobile publishes unverified data that cannot be relied upon until the official results have been published and posted.
Heat Sheets:
Exciting New Features of the Long Course Meet:  
  • Five full days of competition with a corresponding change in the Order of Events
  • An additional heat has been added for each Individual Event in the Finals session; this fourth heat will be limited to athletes 15 years and younger.  This will give younger athletes the experience of swimming in the finals session.
  • The order of heats for individual events in the Finals Session has changed; The swim order will be B (Consolation Heat), A (Championship Heat), C (Bonus Heat) and D (15&U Heat).  The expectation is there will be more action in the pool and less idle time waiting for awards to be presented.
  • Additional opportunities to swim in a distance event.  Athletes without an "A" Qualifying time in either the 800 or 1500 freestyle events will have the opportunity to swim these events with their "B" Qualifying time.  After all qualifying athletes are entered, the remaining slots (32 available slots) in each distance event will be filled with the athletes having the fastest "B" qualifying times. 
  • Time Trials will be offered on all five days of the meet.
Subject to updates
Key Operations Information for Coaches: Coaches please read and keep a copy with you at the meet.
Insurance Certificates:   Check Your Status  Updated 7/12/2022 
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 July 23, 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
Psych Sheet:  Click Here   Last updated July 13  at 9:41 PM
Unofficial Psych Sheet for 2022 YMCA National Long Course Championship. 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.
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.
Coach Authorization Form:  If a YMCA team's coach is not able to attend part or all of the meet, that YMCA may designate a certified and registered YMCA coach from another YMCA team to be responsible for their athletes. Complete all fields in this form and have the coach bring it to Meet Check-in.

For Coaches - Entry Information

Entries Open June 1.
Championship Entry Deadline Monday, July 11 at 9:00 pm ET.
Time Trial Entry Deadline Thursday, July 14 at 9:00 pm ET.
Entry Information:       
Entry deadline is Monday, July 11, 2022 at 9:00 pm (ET).  The deadline has been moved from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm to allow coaches additional time to review entries with their athletes prior to submission.
NOTE: Entry fees must be made by credit card at the time of entry. No checks.
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.  
SwimCloud Information:
If your submitter does not have a SwimCloud account:   Register for a SwimCloud account .
For SwimCloud documentation about inporting your entries from TeamUnify or Team Manager,  click here .
Two "Office Hours" sessions to ask questions about the entry process:
Wednesday, July 6 at 11:30 am ET-
Meeting ID: 830 6715 9384
Passcode: 487764
Thursday, July 7 at 1:00 pm ET
Meeting ID: 873 6688 5673
Passcode: 505766
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.
Order of Events:
The format of the meet has changed from 4 1/2 days to 5 days.  As a result, there are new order of events for both the Championship and the Time Trials.    Championship Event Order    Time Trial Event Order
Time Standards:
Time Standard Qualifying Period: July 1, 2019 through the entry deadline.
Additional Entries:
We are allowing additional individual or relay entries for the 2022 YMCA National Long Course Championship after the published meet entry deadline date of Monday, July 11, 2022.   The additional entries will only be allowed from sanctioned USA-Swimming meets contested between July 12th and July 17th.  More Info

Pool Map:

Map of pool deck at Greensboro Aquatics Center for YMCA LC Meet. View Deck Map.  You may also view a Site Map .

Travel Assistance for Athletes:  Now Closed for applications..  
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 May 16 and ends July 11.  More Details  
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
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
Training Courses for Officials:  
As always, we will be offering several swim officials' training clinics at the 2022 Long Course Swimming Championships in Greensboro, NC in July. The clinics offered are Swim Officials Trainer Training, Swim Officials Level II and Swim Officials Level I. More Info
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 
Senior Recognition:    Now Closed
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 July 11.  Senior Info
Moment of Remembrance:
During Long Course Nationals, members of our YMCA Swim Community who we have lost since we last met in April 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].
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 11:59 pm (ET) on Wednesday July 13.  The Earlybird prices for All SessionTM admission passess are $80.00 per adult (provides both admission pass and a heat sheet for all ten sessions) and $45.00 per child (8-18 years old, provides admission for all ten sessions).  Passes purchased after 11:59 pm (ET) on  Wednesday July 13 revert to the Standard price.  The Standard prices for All SessionTM admission passes are $100.00 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). There is no charge for children 7 and younger.
Parking at Greensboro Aquatic Center:
Free parking is available to everyone on Monday, July 18.  Officials and registered Coaches will receive passes for free parking throughout the week.  Spectators will pay for parking Tuesday through Saturday.  Parking Info
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:   
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