YMCA Masters National Meet
April 20-23, 2023
Ft. Lauderdale Aquatic Center
About YMCA Masters Nationals
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.
YMCA Membership –
This year we will represent The Greater Annapolis Y in Arnold. If you are not already a member, you will need to join this Y by March 20th to swim with our team. The meet requires swimmers to be a member at least 30 days before the meet.
You will be billed a prorated amount for the month of March and the full amount month for April. Membership fees range from $43 to $60 a month plus a $25 joining fee. If you don’t want your membership to continue after the meet you will need to give 30 days notice to cancel. Make sure you cancel by April 1st.
You can register online or by phone, the online link and phone number are listed below. Attached is also instructions on how to register.
Online Registration - https://ymaryland.org/getstarted
Phone Number (410) 544-2525
Once you are a member of the Greater Annapolis Y, you will be able to register for the meet. The deadline to register is April 7th. Relays will be decided by the coaches each day based on the number of swimmers available and competitions.
We ask each participant to send $30 ($6 for each relay) to the team to cover their participation fees in all five relays. Refunds are provided for those that don’t participate in all 5 relays. We will try to participate in as many relays as possible. Please send cash or check to Severna Park Masters and mail to:
Severna Park Masters
574-F Ritchie Highway, Suite M 173
Severna Park, MD 21146
Meet Social (optional) Saturday April 22 at the Fort Lauderdale Aquatic Center 5-8pm. $30 per person (Food, non-alcoholic beverages, entertainment included. Cash bar available). Guests are welcome.
We have a group room rate for the Courtyard by Marriott in Fort Lauderdale. The group rate is $249 per night for either a single King size bed or two queen beds. The link to reserve a room is here. The last day to book a room under the group rate is Friday March 10th.
The Meet Directors have also made blocks of rooms available at the Wyndham Gardens and TRU by Hilton. These hotels are further from the pool but are $199 per night. More info can be found here.
If you are comfortable sharing your flight info please let us know the flight time at firstname.lastname@example.org. We can coordinate sharing transportation from the airport to hotel. Uber rides between the airport and hotel are about $20.
Team t-shirt, cap (optional)
Team Cap Order – There is a team national cap available for order in either latex ($5) or silicone ($10). Below is the cap design.
Team T-Shirt Order – This year we have a year-less t-shirt for our team. We will be using this shirt for the next few National Meet. Below is the t-shirt design. The t-shirts will be $19 per shirt and available in sizes small through extra-large.
Please reply to email@example.com with the type and number of caps and the size and number of shirts you would like by Friday March 17th.
Please make checks payable to Severna Park Masters or pay with cash. The payment for the relays and t-shirt/caps can be combined in one check if that is easier. Feel free to pay for the t-shirt/caps now or at Nationals. The caps have arrived already and the T-shirts will be ready the week before Nationals.
There will be many opportunities to contribute to this meet besides swimming. If you would like to be involved in the planning and implementation of our team effort, or if you are a non-swimming companion and would to help while at the meet, please contact David (Marylandmastersspcc@gmail.com) or Christine (firstname.lastname@example.org) for details.
YMCA Masters Nationals 2022 (Sarasota, FL)
The 2022 Y Nationals team had a very fun and successful meet. Our team placed 4th overall in the combined team score, 2nd for the Women’s team and 4th for the Men’s team. Pretty good for only having 21 swimmers. There were almost 500 potential 1st place awards in the swim meet. Our team captured 51 first places. That is 10% and we had about 7 % of the total number of swimmers at the meet. Congratulations to everyone.