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Saturday, March 31, 2012 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Alexandria Masters Swimming is hosting a USMS Masters Coach Level 1 and 2 Certification Clinic

Saturday March 31, 2012
8:00am - 5:00pm

Mt Vernon Governmental Center
2511 Parkers Lane
Alexandria, VA 22306
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Instructors: Scott Bay and Mel Goldstein

Scott Bay is an ASCA Level V Coach and has been actively coaching for 20 Years. He is currently the Chair of the Florida Athletic Coaches Association, Chair of the FHSAA Swimming and Diving Advisory Committee and Coaches Chair for Florida LMSC and Vice Chair for USMS Swimming Coaches Committee.

Mel Goldstein was the 2001 Speedo US Masters Coach of the year, Mel won the 1997 Ransom J. Arthur MD Award that goes annually to a person who best supports the objectives of Masters swimming. It is the highest honor bestowed by United States Masters Swimming. He is a past President of USMS and USMS All American with 255 Individual Top Ten Achievements.

Prerequisites: You must be a 2012 USMS Member to participate in the course. You must be a member of ASCA to receive certification. ASCA and USMS Membership information is provided on the application for this clinic. ASCA Membership fee is $70 for one year. More information about ASCA may be found here:

Upon successful completion of the certification process, including all required memberships, applications and completed tests: Each person will be awarded a USMS/ASCA Level 1 or Level 2 Coaches Certification certificate and a USMS Certified Coach pin.

Fees: $120 for Levels 1 and 2 Certification. $70 for Level 1 or Level 2 only. Lunch is included.

Maximum: Maximum attendance is 50.

Who should attend? Current full-time, part-time or volunteer coaches. Anyone interested in supporting their existing team and coach. Anyone interested in starting a Masters Program.

The PV LMSC has agreed to support the following Club Coaches by reimbursing them for 50% of the clinic fees:
-- One coach for each PV LMSC Club with at least 25 swimmers
-- One additional coach for those Clubs with over 75 swimmers
-- A third coach for those Clubs with over 150 swimmers

To find out the number of eligible coaches for your club, use the link on the PV Masters website to see how many swimmers are on each club:

It is strongly recommended that the participant's club reimburse the other 1/2 of the registration fee. Please contact Ray Novitske at for additional details.

Tentative Agenda:
Saturday, March 31, 2012
Check-In: 7:45-8:00 am
Level 1 and 2 Training: 8:00am to 5:00pm

Online Registration:
Online registration only. Registration closes at midnight pacific time on March 29, 2012 or when the course enrollment reaches 50.

Online registration is Paid by Credit Card:
Your online registration for this course will be paid by credit card and processed by Club Assistant. Please look for " Events" on your credit card statement.

Pre-Event Social(Optional): Friday, March 30, 2012
Happy Hour 5:30pm
Informal Dinner 7:00pm
Location: Pizza Paradiso
124 King Street
(Old Town) Alexandria, VA 22314

Transportation: Alexandria Masters will provide transportation to/from training for participants staying at Alexandria hotels or traveling by Metro (subway.) To arrange a ride, contact Ray Novitske,

Courtyard Marriott
2700 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, VA

Holiday Inn
2460 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, VA

Red Roof Inn
5975 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, VA

Questions: Contact Bill Brenner at or 941-556-6278.

Cancellation Policy

Coach certification registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable to another individual. However, If you can provide the USMS national office with a minimum of 72 hours notice before the start of the scheduled course, you may transfer your registration to a course at an alternate date and location. Written email notification must be sent to

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