YMCA Nationals

YMCA To Hold Virtual National Swimming Festival In 2021

Swimming at the YMCA level will include a ‘National Swimming Festival’ with regional competitions compiled together for national rankings.


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Insights: YNats Cancellation Tied to Org’s Broader Financial Struggles

YMCAs around the country are struggling financially, and the national organization is focused there, rather than hosting national events, for 2021.


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YMCA of Central Florida Won’t Resume Aquatics Programs

The YMCA of Central Florida will not resume its competitive aquatics programs as the YMCA returns from closure during the coronavirus pandemic.


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USA Swimming Will Sanction Meets in July, Times Won’t Count for National Meets

USA Swimming has announced that it will sanction competitions in July, but times will not count towards qualification for national-level meets or events.

The Kroehler Family YMCA, One of My First Swimming Homes, Closes for Good

This won’t be the last pool lost to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, which will shape the face of our sport for years to come.

YMCA Pools Around the United States Beginning to Reopen

One of the first organizations to begin canceling meets and closing pools amid the pandemic, YMCA has begun to allow pools to reopen nationwide.

Longtime YMCA Swimming Official Don Varner Dies at the Age of 91

Former YMCA Swimming Head Official Don Varner died on May 22 at the age of 91 after dedicating over 25 years to the sport.

More YMCA Nationals

YMCA Cancels 2020 Long Course Swimming National Championships

The YMCA of the USA has cancelled its 2nd swimming national championship meet of 2020: this summer’s long course event.

Greensboro To Host YMCA Nationals Through 2023 (SCY) & 2021 (LCM)

The Greensboro Aquatic Center has announced that it will host five YMCA Nationals events in short and long course between 2020 and 2023.

Red Bank YMCA Sweeps Y Nationals Team Titles in Barn-Burner Finishes

In individual results, Michigan commit Megan Glass (above) finished her YMCA Nationals career with a sweep of the women’s butterfly events.

Schutte Hits New Trials Cut, Fleagle Chases Win #3 At Day 4 Prelims of YNats

Henry Schutte notched a new Olympic Trials cut in the 50 free and Justin Fleagle qualified atop the 50 fly on Friday morning at YMCA Nationals.

Fleagle, Hetrick Win Again On Night 3 of YMCA Nationals

Paige Hetrick and Justin Fleagle each won events for the second time in two nights at YMCA Nationals, sweeping the 100 backstrokes.

Hetrick Goes 1:02.8 Back, Earns Two Top-3 Seeds On Day 3 Prelims of YNats

Last night’s 200 back champ, Bradford Y’s Paige Hetrick is the top qualifier by four tenths in the 100 back – and she’s not far off the YMCA National record.

Paige Hetrick Clocks a 2:14 to Win the 200 Back at Y Nats Night 2

Louisville commit Paige Hetrick of Bradford took the first individual event of the night, the women’s 200 back, in a time of 2:14.42.

Justin Fleagle Goes 55.1 In 100 Fly On Day 2 Prelims of YNats

Auglaize Mercer 18-year-old Justin Fleagle dropped more than a second to go 55.12 in the 100 fly, qualifying first on the opening morning session of YNats.