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Levels 1&2
Saturday, June 28, 2014 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM.

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Life Time Fitness Vernon Hills is hosting a USMS Masters Coach Levels 1&2 Certification Course on Saturday, June 28, 2014.

Host: Kim Lichtenwalter
Contact: Bill Brenner

Saturday, June 28, 2014
Classroom Instruction Levels 1&2
9:00am - 5:00pm

Location of Classroom Instruction:
Life Time Fitness Vernon Hills
680 Woodlands Parkway
Vernon Hills, IL  60061
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Instructors: Elizabeth Moore and Bill Brenner

Elizabeth Moore is a USMS Level 3 certified Masters coach. She is the founder and head coach of the Masters Swimming Program at Spectrum Athletic Clubs South Bay in El Segundo, CA. A former NCAA Division I swimmer and NAIA Division I cross-country and track and field competitor, Elizabeth combined her passions for swimming and running to become a multisport athlete. She races all triathlon distances and has completed three full IRONMAN races where she excels on the swim, exiting the water with top place finishes. Elizabeth also competes and coaches at Masters swim meets and open water races throughout the year.

Bill Brenner is the Club and Coach Services 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.

Illinois LMSC will be offering a limited number of $100 scholarships for Levels 1& 2 certification to qualified IL LMSC coaches.  If you are interested in a scholarship, please contact Phil Dodson: for more information.

Tentative Agenda:
Saturday, June 28, 2014
Check-In: 8:30-9:00 am
Level 1 and 2 Training: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Lunch: 12:00-1:00pm *
*Refreshments and lunch will be provided by Life Time Fitness Vernon Hills

Online Registration:
Online registration only. Registration closes at midnight pacific time on Friday, June 27 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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Questions: Contact Bill Brenner at

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

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