April 3 - 7, 2023
Greensboro Aquatic Center - Greensboro, NC


The first YMCA Short Course National Championship was held on May 19, 1923 at the Brooklyn Central Branch YMCA.  Ten YMCAs from four states and one Canadian providence participated.  There were seven individual events and one relay event in the one day competition.  The individual events included two events not offered in our current championship - the 150 Yard Backstroke and Fancy Diving!




Meet Result Files

Team Scores at Conclusion of Meet Click Here

Results Files for Coaches

These files are for import into TeamUnify, Team Manager or your other team management systems.

Championship Meet Import File

Time Trial Meet Import File

Backup of Meet Manager database for your use Click Here


Invoices for Deck Entered Time Trial Entries

If you entered Time Trials at the meet, you will be receiving an invoice.  Please pay it through the SwimCloud system for Time Trials. Details for your invoice is here.

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.  Use Avery 5160 or equivalent labels.

Heat Sheets


Online Meet Results

Online Meet Results in Meet Manager format

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.

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 last updated 3/29 to reflect new start time for preliminary sessions.

Key Operations Information for Coaches

This document will serve as the agenda of discussion items at the Coaches meeting on Monday.  Last updated 3/30/23.

New - Estimated Session Timelines

For your planning purposes only, these are the unofficial estimated timelines (without scratches) for each day's prelim, Monday  and final sessions.

Schedule Swimmer Photos

ProSwim Visuals will be providing action photography - by reservation only - throughout the competition, first-come, first-served.  Race coverage to generate proofs (like a sitting fee) is $10-20 per event depending on length with a two-event minimum.  Orders for photo products and digital imagery are made from proofs when posted a week after meet ($20 refundable deposit required).

Click here to get started: https://www.cognitoforms.com/ProSwimVisuals/_2023ymcanationalshortcourseswimmingchampionship

Click here to learn more: player.vimeo.com/video/734038072

Senior Recognition

Download a PDF of our Senior Recognition slideshow at this link.

Contact List

Need to contact someone about the meet, find the appropriate contact in this list.

Pool Map

Map of pool deck at the Greensboro Aquatic Center for YMCA National SC Championship.  View Deck Map.  You may also view a Site Map.

Athlete Dinner & Talk Show - Live Stream April 3

Talk show with olympians, facilitated by Rowdy Gaines. Live stream

New - Unable to attend the Coaches Meeting in Person on April 3?

If you are a coach who is not arriving until later in the week, we are going to Zoom the Coaches Meeting so you don't miss out on the information sharing.  The Zoom Meeting will be Monday, April 3 at 1:00 PM. Invitation  

Autograph Sessions with Olympians on April 4

There will be an opportunity to get an autograph and pose for a picture with two Olympians.  The autograph sessions will be in the hallway outside the Athlete Village in the Special Events Center on Tuesday,  April 4.

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Cullen Jones  Bio

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM - Rowdy Gaines Bio

Good Friday Observance on Friday, April 7

This year, the last day of our meet coincides with the observance of Good Friday.  Several local clergy will be providing a quiet, worshipful space for reflection, prayer and meditation from 11:30 to 1:00 in the ACC Hall of Fame Boardroom, which is located in the Special Events Center.  Stop by for a blessing, walk a prayer labyrinth, or simply find a moments peace during this hectic day.  They will also have devotional kits you can take with you for your free time that afternoon.  

Centennial Celebration Events:

Athlete Dinner & Talk Show - RESERVATIONS are CLOSED - We have reached our maximum capacity.

Monday, April 3, 2023  5:45-7:00 pm
Greensboro Aquatic Center/Coliseum Complex – Room TBA
Cost: $25 per person
Menu: Pasta with Marinara or Alfredo, Grilled Chicken, Salad, Bread
Registration required - 
  • Rowdy Gaines will interview and interact with YMCA Olympians while athletes and coaches eat 

Alumni Reception - 

Monday, April 3, 2023  7:00 - 9:00 pm
Piedmont Hall (adjacent to Greensboro Aquatic Center)
Cost: $25 per person
Registration required - Register here by Monday March 27.
All YMCA alumni - swimmers, divers, parents, coaches, meet volunteers - are welcome
Social gathering with heavy hors d'oeuvres, entertainment, commemorative item and cash bar.

On-site Meal Options for Teams

The Greensboro Aquatic Center will be providing the opportunity for on-site dinners again this year at the YMCA Short Course Championship meet.  The deadline for ordering is Wednesday, March 22.  Contact Information and Sample Menus.

Athlete Volunteers - Devotions & National Anthem

Athletes offer devotions and perform the National Anthem prior to the start of each meet session. This is a unique and special aspect of our national event.

Purchase Event Merchandise  Here 

Metro Swim Shop will accept online orders for their Event Merchandise. The deadline for ordering online for pick-up at the meet in Greensboro is Thursday, March 30.  Pick-up Info

Meet Announcement/Handbook

The 2023 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  last updated 3/21/23.

New this Year

  • There will be four Finals heats for each individual event.  The fourth heat will be comprised of the eight fastest swimmers age 15 and younger who did not qualify in the top 24 finalists.  The order of Finals heats will be B,A,C,D.  The staging of A and B finalists for awards will overlap with the swimming of the C and D heats allowing the evening timeline to be reduced. 
  • There will be no onsite coach registration.  
  • Checks and cash will not be accepted for payment of Time Trial or Championship entries.
  • The swimming session on Day 1 begins at 4:00 PM.
  • Time Trial entry form used to submit deck entries will require a coach's authorizing signature.
  • After the meet, teams will be invoiced through Swimcloud for their Time Trial deck entries.


Check the list of attestations (coaches, athletes, parents) as of 2 pm March 31, 2023. These are listed alphabetically by first name of the person who signed the document. If the athlete is under 18, look for that name in the middle column. Note: When parents or athletes submit their attestation, they are required to enter their coach's name and e-mail so that notification can be sent to the coach. The link to complete the attestation is HERE.

Remember that there are two parts to the attestation- 1) Complete the contact information and indicate event and role. Submit. 2) Receive the document to sign in your e-mail. Sign and submit.

CEO Attestations as of 9 am on April 1, 2023 are found HERE. The link to complete the CEO attestation is HERE.

Insurance Certificates  

Check your Certificate here   Last updated Friday, March 31. 

If your YMCA is not listed in the above filtered list, look in this unfiltered list.  COI's for all YMCAs.

YMCA that participates in this YMCA National Championship meet must have a valid Insurance Certificate on file at the YUSA that covers the period through April 7, 2023.  If your certificate on file is not current, it must be updated prior to your YMCA participationg in this meet.  Emails with scanned images of certificates will be accepted.  Email may be sent to [email protected]Example of Certificate

Psych Sheet  

Click here  Last updated Tuesday, March 28. 

This is the unofficial Psych Sheet for the 2023 meet.  If you see an entry time error, bring it to Coach Check-in at Greensboro.  Missing swimmer(s), contact the Entry Chair.   Parent/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.  An email has been sent to a repressentative of each of the selected teams.  See the List of Tmes to be Proved.

Entry Information 

Attention Coaches:  We are seeing two recurring problems with Entry Submissions.  Please read this note to understand the issues and then take action if needed to alleviate the issues for your team.

The Swimcloud entry system is now open for entries.  If you experience problems while using the Swimcloud entry process you can ask for help.  Our Entry Chairperson will get back to you.. Documentation for using the Swimcloud entry system is available here.  

Swimcloud Office Hours for Entry Questions: Wednesday, March 22 at Noon ET.  Join us in this Zoom session to ask your questions or to hear others ask their questions.  Recording from Tuesday, March 14 Office Hours.  If you are asked for password it is:  z!D1yi*8

The deadline for submitting entries for the championship meet is Monday, March 27 at 9:00 PM ET.  The link to the entry system for Championship meet is here

The deadline for submitting online entries for the Time Trial meet is Thursday, March 30 at 9:00 PM ET. The link to the entry system for the Time Trial meet is here

Time Standard Qualifying Period:  February 1, 2022 through the entry deadline.  The qualifying period has been extended to include the month of February to allow times from more YMCA League/District/Regional/State and High School Championship meets to be included. 

A swimmer having only the bonus qualifying standard in the 1000 freestyle or 1650 freestyle may enter that event and may be selected to compete in that event if the event does not fill (maximum 32 entrants) with swimmers having the regular ("A") qualifying time in either event.  Coaches will be notified at meet Check-in.

Also new this year, there are additional qualifying standards  for the 200 Medley Relay and 200 Free Relay.  May use 400 Medley Relay and 400 Free Relay times to qualify when a 200 time can not be proven. Will be seeded last as non-conforming time.

Championship Meet Order of Events         Championship Meet Qualifying Time Standards         Entry File for Championship Meet 

Time Trial Meet Order of Events               Time Trial Meet Qualifying Time Standards                  Entry File for Time Trial Meet

Creating your Team's Invoice and Paying  Learn More

After you have submitted your Team's entries you can create your invoice and pay your 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 these invoices by April 1 at 11:59PM.

Didn't receive your "Actions to take after Submitting your Entries" email?

If you didn't get this email, you can find all the links needed at this location.

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 be the completed form to Check-in.

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. Waiver Request Form

Volunteering to be an Official

If you are willing to volunteer as an official at the meet, please complete this form.

Volunteering to be a Timer

If you are willing to volunteer as a timer at the meet, please complete this form.

Training Courses for Officials

We will be offering several swim officials' training clinics at the 2023 YMCA National SC Swimming Championship in Greensboro in April.  The clinics offered are Swim Officials Trainer Training, Swim Officials Level II and Swim Officials Level I.  More Information

Spectator All SessionTM Admission Passes 

Before you decide to purchase admission passes, have you thought about volunteering as a timer?  Perks for timers working a minimum of 4 sessions include free spectator admission for sessions not worked as a timer and free parking.  If interested, see the section Volunteering to be a Timer.

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 28.  The Earlybird price for All SessionTM admission passes are $89 per adult (provides both admission pass and a heat sheet for all nine sessions) and $50 per child (8-18 years old, provides admission for all 9 sessions).  Passes purchased after 12 noon on March 28 revert to the Standard price.  The Standard prices for All SessionTM admission passes are $115 per adult and $60 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.   Link to purchase 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 $16 Single Session Adult (provides an adult both admission and a heat sheet for a single session); $7 Single Session Child (provides a child admission for ages 8-18); $29 Daily Adult (provides an adult admission and a heat sheet for the prelim and finals sessions on one day); $12 Daily Child (provides a child admission for the prelim and finals sessions on one day); $6 Short Session (provides admission to the Monday session).  There is no charge for children 7 and under.

Travel Assistance for Athletes 

The 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 February 1 and ends March 24.  Find information and application link HERE.  

Senior Recognition 

As part of our Senior Recognition at the meet, we are creating a presentation to be shown 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 15.  Submissions for the presentation are CLOSED but, we will still take submissions for inclusion in the program.  Details for submission

Moment of Remembrance 

During the meet, members of our YMCA Swim Community who we have lost since we last met in March 2022 will be remembered in a Moment on 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] .

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-resister.

Hotel Information

Greensboro Housing/Hotel Link

Visitors' Guide

Welcome to the Gate City - Greenboro, North Carolina.  We know you will enjoy your stay and hope that you will take advantage of the many terrific things that Greensoro 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 8 at the Greensboro Aquatic Center.  This is not sponsored or hosted by Y-USA and is not part of the 2023 YMCA National Short Course Championship Meet.  Meet InformationMeet File.