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Levels 1&2
Saturday, October 18, 2014 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM.

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Pacific Northwest LMSC is hosting a USMS Masters Coach Levels 1&2 Certification Course on Saturday, October 18, 2014.

Hosts: Sarah Welch sarahwelch@comcast.net
            Wendy Neely wendymal@me.com
Contact: Bill Brenner bill.brenner@usms.org

Saturday,October 18, 2014
Classroom Instruction Levels 1&2
9:00am - 5:00pm

Location of Classroom Instruction:
Tukwila Community Center
12424 42nd Avenue South, Tukwila, WA 98168
Phone: 206 768-2822
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Continue to bottom of this page to register for the Coach Certification.

Instructors: Mel Goldstein, Wendy Neely and Bill Brenner

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.

Wendy Neely has been coaching swimmers for over 20 years and shares her enthusiasm and passion for swimming through her teaching and mentoring.  Her career includes a number of achievements.  As Head Coach of Blue Wave Aquatics, she was a 2010 recipient of the Kerry O’Brien Coaches Award.  In 2013, Blue Wave Aquatics received Local Club of the Year, and also received a Swimming Saves Lives grant. She is an online coach for beginners with U.S. Masters Swimming and a level 3 certified USMS Masters coach.

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 4 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: www.swimmingcoach.org

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.

Scholarships: PNA will offer scholarships in the amount of $125.00 for PNA coaches provided they follow the instructions below:
  • Please contact Pacific Northwest LMSC for scholarship availability: sarahwelch@comcast.net   206-279-3145
  • If you are interested in a Scholarship register for the Clinic on line.
  • Obtain a scholarship application on the PNA website or by contacting Sarah Welch (above).
  • To insure you are approved for a scholarship, please send to PNA, postmarked by October 12th.
  • If you are not a member of Pacific Northwest LMSC, please contact your local LMSC for Scholarship availability.

Tentative Agenda:
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Check-In: 8:30-9:00 am
Level 1 and 2 Training: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Lunch: 12:00-1:00pm *
*Lunch will be provided by the Pacific Northwest LMSC

Online Registration:
Online registration only. Registration closes at midnight pacific time on October 17, 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 "ClubAssistant.com Events" on your credit card statement.

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Questions: Contact Bill Brenner at bill.brenner@usms.org.

Cancellation Policy
Levels 1,2 & 3 certification course registrations are non-refundable and non-transferrable to another individual. However, you may transfer your registration to a course at an alternate date and location. Level 4 application fee is non-refundable and non-transferable to another individual. However, you may transfer your application fee to a future application submission time period. Questions, please email Marianne Groenings at mgroenings@usms.org.



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