The 2020 and 2021 YMCA National Championships were canceled because of the pandemic, but competition will resume in the spring of 2021.
Greater Somerset YMCA’s Matt Fallon finished atop the results in four different boys’ events: 100 breast, 200 breast, 200 IM and 400 IM.
Fallon collected his second gold medal of the meet, following his win in the 200 IM on night 1 of the meet with a 5-second PB of 1:45.67.
GSCY’s Matt Fallon dominated in the 200 IM, touching in a time of 1:45.67 to cut 2 seconds off of his best time on night one of the Y Festival in Voorhees.
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Led by the McEnroe sisters, Spartaquatics won all of the women’s events on the final night of the YMCA Spring Festival in Greensboro, including a relay sweep.
On night 3 of the YMCA Spring Festival, Cal commit Annika McEnroe won the 200 butterfly, while her sister Kirsti took 1st place in the 100 backstroke.
On night 2 of the YMCA Spring Festival, sisters Annika and Kirsti McEnroe each won an individual event and contributed to multiple relay victories.
After the cancellation of the YMCA National Championships for 2021, a group of coaches got together to organize an unofficial virtual replacement event.
Swimming at the YMCA level will include a ‘National Swimming Festival’ with regional competitions compiled together for national rankings.
YMCAs around the country are struggling financially, and the national organization is focused there, rather than hosting national events, for 2021.
The YMCA of Central Florida will not resume its competitive aquatics programs as the YMCA returns from closure during the coronavirus pandemic.
USA Swimming has announced that it will sanction competitions in July, but times will not count towards qualification for national-level meets or events.
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