Blink and March will be Here!

Last update: 02/14/18

HEADS-UP!:  Note that the entries file from the State Meet has been reissued.  Download HERE.

POST-STATE MEET MEET: If you have swimmers that simply can't stop, consider the Northeast Regional YMCA All-Star Meet March 23-25, 2018.  MEET ANNOUNCEMENT

EXTRA, EXTRA...Online pre-purchase of state meet admissions is now open!  Follow this link for instructions, ONLINE ADMISSIONS.

Do you have graduating seniors going to the State Meet?  Be sure they get recognized and fill in and submit the SENIORS RECOGNITION FORM. Just get it done by 2/26!

Interested in advertising in the State Meet Program?  Get the ADVERTISING FORM (Revised - 02/02/18) here.

Scholar-Athlete Award.  The NYS Y Swim Commission awards two (2) awards each year to deserving graduating Y swimmers that have excelled scholastically and athletically. More about the award HERE.

Tech Suits.  Where do you stand?  Many USA-S LSC's have established age-based guidelines for the expensive competition swim suits and USA-S probably will be adding a tech suit rule in the 2018 rules.  Recently, CBS This Morning had a piece on the topic that was shot, in part at the pool we use when the State Meet is in NYC.  Here is a YouTube link to the piece. https://youtu.be/RrENQRR5J4A


February 24, 2018 - Last day to submit application for scholar-athlete award.

February 26, 2018 - Last day to submit entries. IMPORTANT: Use events file -003!


Oneida YMCA announces a one-day Last Chance Meet, February 10th. Meet announcement and Events file on MEETS page.

Northeast Regional All-Star Meet - March 23-25, 2018 - Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT. Keep the momentum! MEET ANNOUNCEMENT.

2018 State Meet Qualification Times have been POSTED.

2018 State Meet Rules have been POSTED.

Hotel List for 2018 NY State Championship Meet at University at Buffalo, March 16-18, 2018. (Revised 08/25/17)

A little help from my friends.  We are in the process of updating the Participating Y's page.  Please let me know if there are any changes needed for your Y.  Also, Please let me know your zip code.  Need to help folks out with locating the "nearest" Y.

Congratulations to all the swimmers and teams that attended this year's NY State Championship Meet!

Rules,rules rules.  There always seems to be questions about the rules we use for officiating.  Beginning in 2006, Y Competitive Swimming began following USA Swimming Technical Rules (blue section) for officiating our meets.  The rules apply from dual meets, through National Championship meets.  Here is a link to the 2017 rulebook in PDF format: 2017 USA-S Rulebook.  Of course, there are a number of other rules that we follow, including Fair Play: The Rules That Govern YMCA Competitive Sports and the Swimming Addendum to the Rules That Govern YMCA Competitive Sports.

There are several changes again for the 2018 State Meet that you need to be aware of!

  1. The Meet Announcement follows a standardized format that has been developed by Y National and applies to all championship and invitational meets that are sanctioned!
  2. The due date for team roster submittal is December 15th.
  3. Team rosters must be e-mailed to the meet director and the State Commissioner.
  4. Typed rosters are no longer required. Trying to get as close to electronic submittal as possible!
  5. Check back frequently for updates.
  6. The events file is available on the STATE MEET page.

    Link to the Y National Registration portal: REGISTRATION. Due no later than December 1st. The sooner the better!

    Information Sheet for 2017-18 Y Competitive Swimming is available HERE.

    2017-18 Rules are posted.

    2018 State Meet Qualification Times are POSTED. (07/16/17)


    The 2018 NY State Championship Meet will be at the University at Buffalo March 16-18. Return here frequently to obtain updates.



    • TEAM & COACH REGISTRATION: The Y National website is now hosted by Team Unify.  The website will guide you through the registration process.  Coaches can register and update credentials via the new website. Here is a useful information document about registration and the resources available through the Northeast Region. INFORMATION.
    • NEW Y REGIONAL WEBSITE: This is a website for the Northeast Region of Y Competitive Swimming.  Has good information and links.
    • ABOUT US:  This section states the purpose and goals of the State Committee and gives a listing of the committees members
    • WHAT'S NEW:  New rule interpretation regarding the freestyle leg of the Medley Relay and Individual Medley events. More details on the What's New page.
    • Y STATES:  Information on the 2018 State Championship Meet University at Buffalo NY - March 16-18, 2018.
    • STATE MEET RECORDS:  The State Meet Records can be viewed and downloaded here. (Updated 05/29/17)
    • STATE MEET SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES:  An overview of the competition and meeting dates and deadlines can be found here.
    • Let's MEET:  Invitational Meets in our region, and more!
    • PRINCIPLES COURSE: Follow this link for instructions on how to sign-up for the Principles Course.  The course is only offered on-line, is mandatory for all coaches, but you only need to take it once in a lifetime!
    • DOWNLOADS: To download Results, Event Files or some Forms
    • Y NATIONALS: Information and qualifying time links can be found here.  Results from Greensboro!
    • QUESTIONS: Many questions are asked so frequently, some so simple parents and swimmers don't want to be embarrassed by asking the coach etc. Here is a place where some questions will be answered and you can E-mail your questions.
    • PARTICIPATING Y's: A list of Y's in the state and some information on their programs
    • OFFICIAL Y STATE RULES: A complete set of our state meet rules is included in this section. It is intended primarily for coaches and administrators. The updated rules, including important changes and qualification times is attached.
    • GUIDE & TIME TABLE:  For coaches, swimmers and parents this is a guide as to what to do & when.
    • REAL TIME RESULTS:  of this year's meet as it progresses!
    • If you have any questions or suggestions please E-mail us at NYS Y Commissioner