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Latest News
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2022 / 2023 Season

The December newsletter is now available below.

The next meet is the second virtual meet.
Events can be completed from December 4th to December 10th.
Events must be submitted to Mark Barnhard by December 12th.
Additional details can be found in the December Newsletter.

The results for the meet at The Bridge have been updated.
Results (Revised 11/28/2022)

COVID-Related Information

Location Requirements: If a swim meet location has COVID-related requirements, it will be posted on the 2021-2022 Swim Meet Schedule/Results page.
Virtual Meet Details: If a swim meet is cancelled due to COVID, the meet will be a virtual meet. The meet fee will be $7 (the $3 host fee has been removed). The meet will count as one of the three meets need to compete at Championships. The meet results will not be used for the High Point or the Top Ten information.

Newsletters

September 2022 Newsletter
October 2022 Newsletter
November 2022 Newsletter
December 2022 Newsletter


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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.