YMCA Masters National Meet
May 7-10, 2020
YMCA of Central Florida Rosen Aquatic Center in Orlando, Florida
What we refer to as “Y Nationals” is the YMCA Masters National Championship meet, held once a year, usually in Florida. It brings together swim teams from all over the country for four days of competition. It is large (500+ participants ages 18-90+), but not overwhelming. There are no qualifying times so there is a wide range of swimmers – from former Olympians to first-time competitors. We train hard and swim our best, but our main goal is having fun.
When: May 7-10, 2020 (Order of Events - the first day is dedicated to long distance events – 1000 and 1650). Entries due Tuesday, April 10, 2020.
Where: YMCA of Central Florida Rosen Aquatic Center in Orlando, Florida. This pool was the site of the Pan Am games and is considered a very fast pool. It is indoors but has a retractable roof.
YMCA membership: We will be joining the YMCA of Greater Annapolis again this year. A swimmer must be a member of the YMCA they are representing on April 10, 2020 and the membership must be valid through May 10, 2020.
Fee for April 10 – May 10 membership :
Senior 65+ $ 84.00
Adult couple $140.30 (need to verify)
Senior family $112.60 (need to verify)
Online Entry: Meet registration is available on-line through club assistant. Under YMCA, enter "Greater Annapolis YMCA". The code is 2583. If you are getting a temporary membership, the meet director has confirmed that you can certify that you are a member as long as you join prior to the April 10 deadline. Our coach is Gladney McKay. The meet entry fee is $35 + $8.50 per event up to 12 events. Be sure to check which relays you are willing to swim. Relay fees are paid directly to the team. Please write a check for $25 to SPY Masters and give to Sally Iliff.
Team Dinner: Friday May 8. Location TBD. Optional, but recommended.
Meet Social: The meet social (optional) for 2020 will be held on Saturday, May 9 (site TBD). The Social will start at 6 pm. Tickets $35 – ordered as you do your entries.
Transportation: The pool is walking distance from the hotel so rental cars are not necessary. Orlando (MCO) is serviced by a variety of airlines. There are many nonstop flights from BWI with Southwest, Spirit, or Frontier. Most swimmers fly down mid-day and return after 2 pm on Sunday. Cab fare from the airport to the hotel is approximately $35 each way.
Lodging: We have secured a block of rooms at the Best Western International Drive - a short walk from the pool (0.3 miles). It is $89 plus tax per night (king or 2 double beds) with a free hot breakfast (served at 6am). To reserve a room visit: Best Western YMCA or call (407)345 -1172 and reserve under our group name, YMCA of Greater Annapolis. You can cancel before April 6, 2020 to avoid a charge.
Team Gear: This year the design for the "Swim for Life" t-shirt has been modified to incorporate NB for Nancy Brown. It will still be available in purple and ash gray. If you have a purple t-shirt you may continue to use it or purchase one with the new design. The caps are yellow with black lettering. Print and fill out the this form and return to Tess Bloomquist (address on form, firstname.lastname@example.org). You may also order items at the meet on February 8th. Team caps are encouraged as they help identify our swimmers in the pool.
For questions contact Gladney McKay: or Christine Jorgensen: email@example.com