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Saturday, September 28, 2013 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

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The Pacific LMSC is hosting a USMS Masters Coach Level 3 Certification Clinic

Host: Cokie Lepinski
Contact: Bill Brenner

Location of Classroom Instruction:
College of Marin, Indian Valley Campus
Building 27, Room 116**
1800 Ignacio Valley Rd.
Novato, CA 94949
**Building 27 is the large new building to your left just after you enter the IVC campus on Ignacio Blvd.

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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 a 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. Bill has served as a support team member for his local Masters club, team representative to the LMSC, an LMSC officer as the Top Ten Recorder, a multi-year delegate to the USAS convention and a member of national committees. He has served as the meet director for multiple events and most recently helped to organize the Pan American Masters championship in Sarasota, Fla. A USMS Level 3 certified Masters coach, he enjoys attracting adult athletes to the sport of swimming and coaching all levels of ability.

Cokie Lepinskiis 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 have completed Levels 1&2 of the USMS Masters coach certification program and be a current USMS Member to participate in the course. You must be a certified Level 2 Masters coach and a member of ASCA to receive Level 3 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 25.

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: Coaches in Pacific Masters, please contact Cokie Lepinski for scholarship information: Participants outside of the Pacific LMSC should consult their LMSC for scholarship availability.

Tentative Agenda:
Saturday, September 28, 2013

Check-In: 8:30-9:00 am
Level 3 Training: 9:00am to 3:30pm
Lunch 12:00 pm-12:30 pm
Lunch will be provided by Pacific Masters! If you have special dietary needs please bring your own lunch.

Those interested in a swim are welcome to join the Marin Pirates Masters in their Saturday practice 7:00a.m.-8:30a.m.

Online Registration:
Online registration only. Registration closes at midnight pacific time on September 27, 2013 or when the course enrollment reaches 25.

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.

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Questions: Contact Bill Brenner at

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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