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thisgirl13
February 1st, 2005, 02:33 PM
I have a question. Some of my teammates and I were a little askew as to the eligibility of attending the YMCA national meet.

What does one have to do/be to qualify for Nationals?

Thanks for helping clear this up!

Steph

cjr
February 2nd, 2005, 05:31 PM
The rule says "A swimmer must be an annual member of the YMCA represented and entitled to full physical activity privileges of that association (keyword association) for a minimum of ninety (90) days prior to the first day of competition"

Hope this helps.

thisgirl13
February 3rd, 2005, 10:44 AM
So, in theory, a person could miss the regional/district meet in on April 9th/10th (here in PA, anyway) and still be qualified to go to Nationals?

There's a guy on our team who wants to swim Nationals, but is already registered for the Powerman Duathlon in Alabama on April 10th. That's what the question's for.

This helps a lot, thanks!

Steph

cjr
February 7th, 2005, 09:22 PM
Hi Stephanie,

The way the rules are for YMCA's is that the only qualifier is that you must be a member with full prevliages for 90 days prior to the competition. That is how one qualifies.

Unlike USMS which does have NQT's if you choose to swim more than 3 events at Nationals.

Hope to see a strong showing from the Pittsburgh area in Indy.