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Get Ready for Y States!

Last update: 02/22/17

BREAKING NEWS:

TOP TEN QUESTIONS ABOUT Y STATES:

1. Where is the State Meet this year?  The state meet will be held at Ithaca College March 17-19.

2. Where can I get the events file? Right HERE

3. When are entries due? Entries are due Friday, February 24th.  They must be submitted, by State rules, electronically as a Team Manager or Team Unify file to fjkcollins@gmail.com

4. Will there be Time Trials?  Yes, between Sessions 2&3 and between Sessions 5&6.  Individual and relay event fees apply and must be paid before the TT.

5. When will the annual Coaches Meeting be?  The meeting will be held Friday evening during the 500 yd. events (13-16).

6. Is there a Senior Scholarship this year?  You bet! The 2017 Senior Scholarship Application Form is available HEREPlease note that the complete application must be submitted no later than February 25th.

7. Will there be a need for volunteer officials?  Again, you bet!  The Application for Volunteer Officials is available HERE. We request that folks interested in volunteering to officiate please send in the application aby February 15th!

8. Can programs and admission be purchased ahead of time?  Yep, HERE is a link to purchase Programs and Admissions until March 5th.  Click on "Merchandise", make your selection, and be sure to select "Pickup" in the shipping menu.

9. Can apparel be purchased at the meet?  Yes, there will be a limited supply of apparel available, as well a variety of swim stuff.

10. What will the weather be like?  Sorry, you're on you own with that one!  But if you do have any questions, feel free to drop me a note.  See you in Ithaca!

 

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 available HERE.

    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

    STATE MEET UPDATE:

    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