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The results of the AMYMSA Edinboro University Meet in Edinboro, PA are available.
Results


The 20014-2015 Season Championship AMYMSA Meet will be held at the Spire Institute in Geneva, OH on Aril 11-12.
Championship Meet Newsletter
Hotel Information
Preliminary Heat Sheet (127 Swimmers!)
Meet Time Schedule and Team competition categories

USMS recognition for the Championship Meet has been approved. Swimmers participating in the meet that are registered with USMS will be eligible to have their swims considered for USMS Top-10 times. USMS registered swimmers should provide their USMS number to Steve Love either before or during the Championship meet.
Team Reps are requested to review the preliminary heatsheet and provide corrections to Steve Love by Friday, March 27.



NOTE: When entering any Meet (including the Championship Meet) during the 2014-2015 Season, your age-group is determined by your age as of December 31, 2014.

  
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AMYMSA General Information
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AMYMSA is the Allegheny Mountain YMCA/YWCA Masters Swimming Association.
This association began in 1976 to promote competitive swimming in the 'more-mature' ages (18 and over). The association has member teams from YMCAs and YWCAs that span the Allegheny Mountain region of Pennsylvania, New York, Maryland, Ohio, and West Virginia. It sponsors about 12 regular meets per year that each cover about half of the swimming events, a Mail-In 1650 Meet, and a championship meet at the end of the season that covers all the events. The regular season starts in September and runs throught March with either one or two meets each month with one of the member teams sponsoring the meet at either the local YMCA/YWCA, a local college/university/high school, or other available municiple pools.
The regular swim meets provide for competition within a person's age group and gender and also across age groups. The regular swim meets also includes relays. In addition, the championship meet provides competition between the organized teams and determines Team Champions for men's teams, women's teams, and combined teams and includes different size categories for the teams (e.g., "large" teams and "small" teams).
For all meets, seeding of the events is from fastest to slowest with men, women, and all age groups intermixed. The fastest heats swim first and continue down to the slowest heats. Results are summarized by age group and gender categories. The age groups are generally broken down in 5 year increments (18-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, ...). The association has had participants in the 85-89 age group category and hope to expand it beyond that. Relays are classified by the total age of the relay team members (72-99, 100-139, 140-179, 180-219, 220-259, 260-299,...) and the gender makeup of the relay (Men, Women, Mixed). Historical records of the fastest swims in the association-sponsored meets is also maintained (Top-10 Swims Lists)
To participate, a person only needs to be a member of a YMCA or YWCA and contact the association Secretary to register the team for the season. The association has teams with as little as a single member. A participant should be able to at least swim one length of a pool (typically 25 yards) since the minimum event distance is one length.