USMS Courses and Clinics

Saturday, November 17, 2012 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

USMS Courses and Clinics



USMS/ASCA Levels 1&2 Masters Coach Cert.-Portland

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The Oregon LMSC is hosting a USMS Masters Coach Level 1 and 2 Certification Clinic and Swim Clinic

Dennis Baker
Contact: Bill Brenner

Saturday November 17, 2012
Classroom Instruction Levels 1&2
9:00am - 5:00pm

Location of Classroom Instruction:
Multnomah Athletic Club
1949 SW Salmon St., Portland, OR 97205
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Sunday November 18, 2012
Swim Clinic (Optional)

Location of Swim Clinic:
David Douglas High School
SE Taylor Ct., Portland, OR 97233
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Continue to bottom of this page to register for the Coach Certification.

(If you are a swimmer looking for online entry for the USMS Stroke Development and Improvement Clinic for Swimmers on Nov 18, click here.)

Instructors: Mel Goldstein, Bill Brenner and Cokie Lepinski

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. In 2012, he was inducted into the International Masters Swimming Hall of Fame.

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.

Cokie Lepinski is head coach and founder of Swymnut Masters, and previous head coach of Marin Pirates Masters. a team she co-­? founded. A recipient of the 2010 USMS Kerry O’Brien award and the Pacific Masters Coach of The Year award in 2011, Cokie has authored workouts and technique articles for SWIMMER magazine and their online Streamline publications. She serves as Chair of the Coaches Committee for Pacific Masters Swimming and was a National Coach representing USMS swimmers at the 2010 Fina Worlds in Sweden. She is a passionate and diehard swimmer, and has been consistently ranked top ten in the US and world in breaststroke and IM events since beginning her Masters swimming in 1991.

Prerequisites: You must be 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 1 or Level 2 Coaches Certification certificate and a USMS Certified Coach pin.

Fees: $170 for Levels 1 and 2 Certification. $95 for Level 1 or Level 2 only. No additional coaching fee for Sunday swim clinic.

Maximum: Maximum attendance is 40.

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.

Scholarships:The Oregon LMSC will provide a limited numbers of scholarships for its member coaches who attend the class. For more information contact Dennis Baker at Coaches outside of the Oregon LMSC should consult their LMSC for scholarship opportunities.

Tentative Agenda:
Saturday November 17, 2012
Check-In: 8:30-9:00 am
Level 1 and 2 Training: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Lunch: 12:00-1:00pm

Sunday November 18, 2012
Check-In: 8:30-9:00 am
Swim Clinic: 9:00 am-1:00 pm
Breaks as Needed

Online Registration:
Online registration only. Registration closes at midnight pacific time on November 16, 2012 or when the course enrollment reaches 40.

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

Multnomah Athletic Club-Portland,OR
1949 SW Salmon St.
Portland, OR 97205

Registration is not available at this time.