Happy New Year!

Last update: 01/15/17


Just Added:  Here is a link to the form to order State Meet apparel and admissions and meet programl! ONLINE SALES.  A new year and a new twist!

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 2016 rulebook in PDF format: 2016 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.

The Meet Announcement/Checklist/Forms for the 2017 State Championship Meet was e-mailed 11/01/16 to all coaches on the state distribution list. If you did not receive a copy of the announcement, you can download a copy at Cortland's STATE MEET INFORMATION page.

There are several changes this year 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. Typed rosters are no longer required. Trying to get as close to electronic submittal as possible!
  4. Entries fees have increased by $1 per individual and $4 for relay events.
  5. Check back frequently for updates.
  6. The events file is forthcoming.

Jamestown YMCA is hosting the annual Snowed In-vitational on Saturday January 21st at Jamestown High School.  The announcment and events file are available on the MEET INFORMATION page.

The Franklin, PA YMCA will host the 19th Annual Mid-Winter Invitational Meet on Saturday, February 4th at the Franklin YMCA.  Meet announcement and events file are available on the MEET INFORMATION page.

Officials Training Courses. There were several official's training courses held over the past month.  We are always looking for new officials!  If you, or you have parents that are interested, please let me know!

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

Information Sheet for 2016-17 Y Competitive Swimming. INFORMATION.

2016-17 Rules have been POSTED.

2017 State Meet Qualification Times have been POSTED.  Only two changes for the season.

HOTEL INFORMATION: In addition to the Hotel List on that Y States page, here is a link to a visitors page for the Ithaca region: MORE HOTELS


The NYS Y Swim Commissioners met over the summer to prepare for the upcoming season and State Championship Meet March 17-19 at Ithaca College.  Follow this LINK to the Host Team's web portal

  • 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 2017 State Championship Meet Ithaca College, Ithaca NY - March 17-19, 2017. 03/23 - Added 2017 Hotel List.
  • STATE MEET RECORDS:  The State Meet Records can be viewed and downloaded here. (Updated 4/30/16)
  • STATE MEET SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES:  An overview of the competition and meeting dates and deadlines can be found here.
  • OTHER MEETS:  Rochester Winter Whiteout and WNY Goodwill Invitational Meet Announcements.
  • PRINCIPLES COURSE: Follow this link for instructions on how to sign-up for the Principles Course.  The course is only offered on-line!
  • 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