2016 YMCA Short Course National Championship


Monday, April 4 thru Friday, April 8


We are proud to present our 2016 National Team - LHY returns to the National Competition with an impressive field of 27 qualifiers!  Follow our swimmers' progress at the Championship meet as we post results of the competition and time trials below.

Our program's focus has always been on "personal bests."  This year more than ever we're not focused on points because it's a young team so we don't expect to be scoring as we have been in the past but this field of swimmers bodes a bright future for LHY Swimming!


  • DAY 1: Tuesday, April 5

  • DAY 2: Wednesday, April 6

  • DAY 3: Thursday, April 7

  • DAY 4: Friday, April 8

How the meet works!

  • “Qualifying times” are established based on the results of the previous year’s national competition.

  • In order to earn a place on the National Swim Team a swimmer must first swim the “qualifying time” or better, for a particular event, at one of several designated major meets during the swim season. (swimmers can also re-qualify for next year’s competition by posting a qualifying time at this year’s competition)

  • Qualifying swimmers must satisfy several other requirements including volunteer hours in the Y in order to earn their place on the National Team.


  • For each event, qualified swimmers from YMCA’s all over the country compete in the morning session, in heats of 8. (some events have fields of over 200 swimmers)

  • The top sixteen compete for points in the evening session, with the top 8 swimming in the “ A Finals” and 9-16 swimming in “the B Consolation Final”.  There is also a "C Consolation Final for which no points are awarded.  Relays have only an A and B Final. Because of their distance, the 1000 & 1650 Freestyle events have no preliminary swims.  The top 8 seeded times automatically swim in the finals.


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