The YMCA Long Course National Swimming Championships will return in 2022 with the Greensboro Aquatic Center in North Carolina. The meet will be held from July 19-23.
This means that Greensboro will play host to the post-pandemic revival of both the short course and long course national championship events next year. The YMCA national office previously announced in July that the short course meet would be in Greensboro in 2022 as well.
The last long course edition of the meet was held in 2019 at the University of Maryland with 115 teams competing. The 2020 and 2021 official events were canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, though some unofficial championship-style events for YMCA teams were still hosted by individual clubs.
The Red Bank Branch YMCA won the men’s, women’s, and combined titles at the last YMCA Long Course Championship in 2019.
The first YMCA swimming championships were held at the Brooklyn YMCA in 1923. Since then, the meet has been held annually each year except for 1947.
No time standards for either meet have been announced yet.
The long course meet is generally more lightly-attended than the short course meet.
The Greensboro Aquatic Center, opened 10 years ago, is one of the biggest swimming complexes in the United States. The facility recently added a 4th pool that is 50 meters long. The main competition pool can seat 1,850 spectators off deck.