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Wednesday, September 17, 2014 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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USMS is hosting a USMS Masters Coach Level 3 Certification Course on Wednesday, September 17, 2014.

Host: Bill Brenner
Contact: Marianne Groenings

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Classroom Instruction Level 3
9:00am - 3:00pm

Location of Classroom Instruction:
Courtyard Marriott Jacksonville - Butler Blvd.
4670 Lenoir Ave South, Jacksonville, FL  32216
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Continue to bottom of this page to register for the Coach Certification.

Instructors: Scott Bay, Mel Goldstein and Bill Brenner

Scott Bay is an ASCA Level 5 Certified Coach and has been actively coaching for over 20 years. High School swimmers he has coached have gone to state meets and placed in the top ten on numerous occasions and Masters swimmers he currently coaches include National Champions, All Americans, and World Record Holders who have swam to over 300 top ten USMS swims in just the last 5 years. Throughout a career that includes teaching swim lessons, coaching Age Groupers and Senior Swimmers, as well as adults, Bay has taught literally thousands how to swim or how to swim better. He has also written numerous articles on technique and coaching for both websites and publications in addition to being a major contributor to the revised USMS/ASCA certification curriculum and presents at clinics across the country including the ASCA World Clinic for several years now. Coach Bay is also the Chair of the USMS Coaches Committee and the Head Coach of Father Lopez Catholic High School Men’s and Women’s Swimming.

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, helped organize the 2013 Pan American Masters championship and hosted the 2014 YMCA Masters national 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 have completed Levels 1&2 of the USMS Masters coach certification program and be a current USMS Member to participate in the course. Please note that you cannot take the level 3 certification on the same weekend that you are taking levels 1&2. 

You must be a certified Level 2 Masters coach and a member of ASCA to receive optional ASCA Masters 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 Level 3 Coaches Certification certificate.

Fees: $225 for Level 3 Course. Recognized coaches receive a $10 discount on certifications, i.e. $215 for Level 3.

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.

The FL LMSC will provide a $50 scholarship to any FL LMSC member who completes the certification course in Jacksonville. Scholarship reimbursement requests must be submitted directly to the FL LMSC through the FL LMSC website post event.

Tentative Agenda:
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Check-In: 8:30-9:00 am
Level 3 Training: 9:00am to 3:00pm
Lunch: 12:00-1:00pm *
* Lunch will be provided by USMS

Online Registration:
Online registration only. Registration closes at midnight pacific time on September 16,  2014 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.

Courtyard Marriott Jacksonville - Butler Blvd., 4670 Lenoir Ave South, Jacksonville, FL  32216.  USMS has secured a block of rooms for September 16 and 17 at a rate of $89.00 per night.  The rooms are listed under USMS Masters Coach Certification Program.  To make a reservation for one or two nights at this special rate you must call the hotel direct at 904-296-2828. Reservations must be made by 9/1/14 to obtain this group rate.

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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