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Levels 1&2

Saturday, September 6, 2014 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Southern Pacific LMSC is hosting a USMS Masters Coach Levels 1&2 Certification Course on Saturday, September 6, 2014.

Host: Chad Durieux
Contact: Bill Brenner

Saturday, September 6, 2014
Classroom Instruction Levels 1&2
8:00am - 4:00pm

Location of Classroom Instruction:
Rose Bowl Aquatics Center
360 North Arroyo Blvd.
Pasadena, CA  91103
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Parking: Parking is free in lot "J" in front of pool.

Continue to bottom of this page to register for the Coach Certification.

Instructors: Chad Durieux, Mel Goldstein and Bill Brenner

Chad Durieux is the head Masters coach of Rose Bowl Aquatics in Pasadena, CA., a title he has held for 7 years. Chad has a total of 9 years experience coaching Masters, and 10 years with age group teams in Canada and at the RBAC. He is the 2011 USMS Coach of the year and the 2010 SPMS Coach of the year. Chad is ASCA level 3 certified and CSCTA (Canadian Swim Coaches and Teachers Association) Level 3 tech/theory certified.

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 Education 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 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.

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: $180 for Levels 1 and 2 Certification. $100 for Level 1 or Level 2 only. Recognized coaches receive a $10 discount on certifications, i.e. $160 for Levels 1 and 2 Certification. $90 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.

The SP LMSC will offer a $50.00 scholarship to the first 10 SP LMSC coaches who register for the Level 1 & 2 certification class.  Please contact your local LMSC for scholarship availability outside of Southern Pacific.

Tentative Agenda:
Saturday, September 6, 2014
Check-In: 7:30-8:00 am
Level 1 and 2 Training: 8:00am to 4:00pm
Lunch: 12:00-1:00pm *
*Lunch will be provided by the SP LMSC

Online Registration:
Online registration only. Registration closes at midnight pacific time on Friday, September 5, 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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