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The last update of the site December 13, 2015

Welcome to the informational website of New York State Y Swimming.

12/13/15 - Effective immediately, USA-S has issued a rule interpretation regarding the freestyle leg of the Medley Relay and the Individual Medley events. Here is the Interpretation.

12/18/14 - A FAQ for Y Swim Meets has been issued...not sure who from...that addresses a number of areas, including, but not limited to, administrative officials and use of high school times for qualifying for the sanctioned meets.  It covers important issues that you should be aware of.  Here is the FAQ.

11/29/14 - Effective immediately, there has been a change in the rules for breaststroke that clarifies when a downward (dolphin) kick can be used in the "pullout".  Here is the RULE.

10/19/14 - The 2015 Scholar-Athlete Scholarship application is now available for download.  The scholarships will be awarded to one boy and one girl at the State Meet.  The guidelines for the award are included in that application.  Questions can be directed to Rich Bleichfeld (see application) APPLICATION

09/21/14 - The 2015 NYS Championship Meet Qualification Times are posted on the State Meet page.  There have been a limited number of QT changes this year.  Since the meet will be swum with preliminary events and timed finals in a 10-lane format, the number of entries permitted in the distance events for each age group has been extended to top 30.

07/06/14 - Beginning with the 2014-15 season, NY Y Swimming has extended the Group A class to 15-19 years of age.  Same December 1st applies for aging up.  This gives swimmers that choose not to swim in college, or who otherwise would have been able to swim at the States the opportunity to participate in the State Meet and to qualify for Y National meets.  Keep in mind that Y Nationals have an age criteria of 12-21 yrs of age at the time of the meet.  Additionally, this brings us more inline with neighboring states.

04/06/14 - The first annual NYS YMCA Championship Scholar Athlete awards were presented to AMY HAO and MICHAEL NETTO at the 2014 meet.Amy has swam for the Flushing Y for the past 10 years and will be attending Harvard University  in the fall. Amy placed in 3 events, top 16 in each, on Sunday at the state championships. She could not attend the earlier sessions because she was partcicpating in the Science Olympiad at home. Michael has been swimming the past 14 years for the Watertown Blue Sharks. he will be attending Bowdoin College in Maine and will be swimmng in NESCAC league. At this years State Meet Michael won the 100 and 200 Breast in record time, won the 200 IM and placed 7thin the 50 Free, swam on the 7th place medley relay and the 9th place 400 Free Relay. Congratulations to both 

The results of the 2014 State Meet can be found in 2 places. Go to Real Time Results and click on the session you want to see. Go to States , then results then choose the age group to get individual results and team scores.

The 2015 State Meet will be held on Long Island March 20-22. A list of hotels is posted in the section on STATES

This is for new coaches or coaches that need to meet the certification requirements.  IMPORTANT

THE NATIONAL Y has made the course Principles of YMCA Competitive Swimming & Diving so it must be taken ON LINE. The course can not be given as class room course. Information on how to register and take the course can be found by going to the HOME PAGE and clicking on  the page for CLINICS & COURSES. Those who have taken the course before are still certified, this applies only to new coaches