USMS Courses and Clinics

Saturday, December 6, 2014 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

USMS Courses and Clinics



USMS Level 3 Coach Cert. - San Francisco, CA

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Pacific LMSC is hosting a USMS Masters Coach Level 3 Certification Course on Saturday, December 6, 2014.

Host: Scott Williams
Contact: Bill Brenner

Saturday, December 6, 2014
Classroom Instruction Level 3
9:00am - 3:00pm

Location of Classroom Instruction:
Rolling Hills Club
351 San Andres Drive, Novato, CA  94945
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Instructors: Laura Schuster, Mel Goldstein  and Bill Brenner

Laura Schuster  has a B.S. Degree in Health Science with 20 years experience in the fitness industry. She was a competitive triathlete for 10 years and is now the Head Coach for Mountain View Masters workingas a Level 4 U. S. Masters Swim Coach. This past year Laura created a corporate USMS registered club - Google Masters. She has also been the swim coach for the Silicon Valley Triathlon Club since 2006. In addition to coaching Laura is a Level 2 TRX Trainer, Certified Spin Instructor, and Certified Group Ex Instructor. Laura's past work included creating health and wellness programs for the under served populations to ensure they received the tools they needed to make healthier lifestyle choices.

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 4 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 can not take the level 3 certification on the same weekend that you are taking levels 1&2. 

Upon successful completion of the certification process, including all required memberships, applications and completed tests: Each person will be awarded a USMS Level 3 Masters coaches certification.

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:

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 Pacific LMSC will offer a scholarship of 80% of the registration fee for Pacific LMSC coaches with a Pacific Masters club who complete the USMS Masters certification class.

Tentative Agenda:
Saturday, December 6, 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 Pacific  LMSC

Online Registration:
Online registration only. Registration closes at midnight Pacific time on December 5, 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.

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Questions: Contact Bill Brenner at

Rolling Hills Club
351 San Andreas Dr
Novato, CA 94945

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

Registration closed on Friday, December 5, 2014.