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Sunday, January 12, 2014 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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The Hawaii Masters Swim Association is hosting a USMS Masters Coach Levels 1&2 Certification Clinic on Sunday, January 12, 2014.

Host: Malcolm Cooper
Contact: Bill Brenner

Sunday, January 12, 2014
Classroom Instruction Levels 1&2
9:00am - 5:00pm

Location of Classroom Instruction:
Kihei Aquatic Center Conference Room, 303 E.
Lipoa, Kihei, Maui,HI 96753
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Continue to bottom of this page to register for the Coach Certification.

Instructors:Cokie Lepinski and Malcolm Cooper

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.

Malcolm Cooper grew up in upstate New York where he was a high school All-American in backstroke. He was an All-American sprint swimmer at Harvard College graduating in 1979. He's been swimming masters since 1981, coaching Masters from 1984-2000 in Pasadena, CA (Caltech-PAC masters), and has been coaching Masters on Maui from 2002 through today. He has hosted over 20 open water events on Maui, swum and windsurfed channels between islands, and worked for Maui County Aquatics for 2 years overseeing Maui County pools and Ocean Safety. Malcolm won 5 Masters Nationals events in 2002 in Oahu, is a head coach of Maui Dolphins Swim Club (Age Group), is the general chair for Hawaii Masters LMSC, Age Group chair for Hawaiian Swimming (Age Group), and was inducted to the Hawaiian Swimming Hall of Fame in 2012.

Prerequisites: You must be a current USMS Member to participate in the course and receive USMS certification. You must be a member of ASCA to receive optional ASCA certification. USMS and ASCA 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:

Certification Process: Upon successful completion of the classroom coursework, including all required applications and successfully completed tests, each person will be awarded USMS Level 1 or 2 Certified Masters Coach certification. Coaches desiring optional ASCA Masters coach certification must complete the classroom coursework and submit all required membership, applications and completed tests directly to ASCA.

Fees: $170 for Levels 1 and 2 Certification. $95 for Level 1 or Level 2 only.

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.

Please direct all questions regarding scholarships to Malcolm Cooper

Tentative Agenda:
Sunday January 12, 2014
Check-In: 8:30-9:00 am
Level 1 and 2 Training: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Lunch: 12:00-1:00pm

Online Registration:
Online registration only. Registration closes at midnight Pacific time on January 4, 2014 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.

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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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