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Sunday, November 4, 2012 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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The Vanderbilt Swim Masters in association with the Southeastern LMSC is hosting a USMS Masters Coach Level 3
Certification Clinic

Host: Helen Naylor
Contact: Bill Brenner

Sunday November 4, 2012
9:00am - 4:00pm

Vanderbilt University Student Recreation Center
25th Ave. South and Childrens Way
Nashville, TN 37212
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Instructors: Mel Goldstein, Kris Houchens and Bill Brenner

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.

Kris Houchens The Indy Aquatic Masters coaching staff is led by Head Coach Kris Houchens. Combining an educational background in Biomechanics (Master's degree from Ball State University) with coaching experience across all levels of swimming (high school, DI college, and Masters), Kris brings extensive and proven training methods to our pools. Named the 2007 USMS Coach of the Year, Kris is an ASCA Level V Certified Coach.

Bill Brenner is the Club and Coach Services Director for USMS. He has 30 years coaching experience working with age group, college and Masters swimmers. He enjoys attracting adult athletes to the sport of swimming and coaching all levels of ability.

Prerequisites: You must be a Masters Certified Level 2 coach and a current 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 3 Coaches Certification certificate.

Fees: $225 for Level 3 Course.

Maximum: Maximum attendance is 30.

Who should attend? Current full-time, part-time or volunteer coaches who would like to explore the possibilities of coaching Masters swimmers as a profession. Anyone interested in supporting their existing team and coach. Anyone interested in starting a Masters Program.

Scholarships:The Southeastern LMSC will provide full scholarships for its member coaches who attend the class. The full registration fee will be reimbursed upon completion of the course. Coaches outside of the Southeastern LMSC should consult their LMSC for scholarship opportunities.

Tentative Agenda:
Sunday November 4, 2012
Open Swim: 7:00-8:15am
Check-In: 8:30-9:00 am
Level 3 Training: 9:00am to 4:00pm

Online Registration:
Online registration only. Registration closes at midnight pacific time on November 3, 2012 or when the course enrollment reaches 30.

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.

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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