Greensboro Aquatic Center to Host Five YMCA National Swimming Championships

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The Greensboro Aquatic Center in North Carolina will play host to five YMCA National Championships between 2020 and 2023 as the short course championships will be held in 2021, 22, and 23, and the long course championships will be in 2020 and 21.

Greensboro hosted the short course championship each year since 2012 and the long course championship for the first time in 2017.

The Greensboro Area Convention & Visitors Bureau expects the city will see an economic impact of more than $20.2 million, per the local Fox affiliate in North Carolina. Officials said Greensboro put bids in for all five championships and won all five, according to the local CBS affiliate.

YMCA National Championships at Greensboro Aquatic Center:

  • 2020 YMCA Long Course Nationals (March 30 – April 3)
  • 2021 YMCA Short Course Nationals
  • 2021 YMCA Long Course Nationals
  • 2022 YMCA Short Course Nationals
  • 2023 YMCA Long Course Nationals

The Greensboro Aquatic Center has been the host of many big swim meets since it opened in 2011, including the 2015 NCAA Division I Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships, multiple ACC championships, YMCA Nationals, and USA Pro Swim Series competitions. The aquatic center also has hosted the NCAA Division II and III championships in recent years as well as the 2018 US Winter Nationals.

Emma Weyant of Sarasota Family YMCA and Matt Fallon of Somerset Valley YMCA are likely to be the top prospects in this year’s championships as Weyant was the 400 IM national champion this summer in August and is a wild card to make the 2020 Olympic team before she goes to the University of Virginia next fall.

Fallon made the World Junior Championships in the 200 breast this past summer and was second at the East Winter Juniors this past month in Atlanta in that event.

Sarasota Family YMCA won the short course championships last year ahead of Greater Spartanburg and Red Bank Branch.