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Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - Wednesday, July 16, 2014.

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Candidates for the USMS Masters coach level 4 certification must register and submit the Masters coach level 4 application - with supporting documents - to a designated review panel. Successful candidates qualify for the level 4 designation based on the criteria set forth by the USMS Coaches Committee. The body of work is scored on a point system in the areas of leadership, contributions, education, achievement, growth and retention.

Please note: There is no classroom instruction for level 4 certification.


Mandatory Pre-Requisites for Level 4 Certification:
  1. Must be a current USMS member and a USMS Level 3 Masters Certified Coach
  2. Must have at least five years of Masters coaching experience
  3. Must hold current certification for: CPR, First Aid, AED, and Water Safety for Swim Coaches (or a Lifeguard Certificate)
  4. Must earn a minimum of 650 total points on the application

Certification requirements: Points are awarded based on the areas of coaching that reflect the values of United States Masters Swimming. They are:
  1. Contribution
  2. Achievement
  3. Growth & Retention
  4. Leadership
  5. Education
  6. Extra Credit
Please download and review the application here.

Application Instructions: You may only submit your application and supporting documentation to coaches@usms.org between July 1, 2014 and July 15, 2014,11:59 PM.  A review panel selected by the USMS coaches committee will review your application and documents and inform you if you've achieved level 4 status. The review panel will notify you if you have any deficiencies in your application. You may submit supporting documents for the deficiencies prior to August 15, 2014. Level 4 certification will be awarded to successful candidates during the 2014 USAS convention in Jacksonville, Florida September 18-21, 2014.

Fee: The application fee is $50. Recognized USMS Masters coaches receive a $10 discount.

Application questions: Please direct your questions to the USMS coaches comittee at: coaches@usms.org

Cancellation Policy
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.


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