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Levels 1&2

Saturday, October 25, 2014 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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New Mexico LMSC is hosting a USMS Masters Coach Levels 1&2 Certification Course on Saturday, October 25, 2014

Host: Teddy Decker
Contact: Bill Brenner

Saturday, October 25, 2014
Classroom Instruction Levels 1&2
8:00am - 3:00pm

Location of Classroom Instruction:
Courtyard Albuquerque Journal Center
5151 Journal Center NE, 
Albuquerque, NM 87109
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Continue to bottom of this page to register for the Coach Certification.

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 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 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.

**Scholarships:  NM LMSC will cover 50% of the registration cost for all NM LMSC members and will be reimbursed after successfully completing the class.

Tentative Agenda:
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Check-In: 7:30-8:00 am
Level 1 and 2 Training: 8:00am to 3:00pm
Lunch: 11:15 am-12:00pm *
*Lunch will be provided by NM LMSC
Online Registration:
Online registration only. Registration closes at midnight Pacific time on October 24 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.

Courtyard Albuquerque is offering a special group rate of $83.00 per night for Friday and/or Saturday night, October 24 and/or 25, 2014.  To take advantage of this special rate you must call the reservation center at 877-905-4496 and mention U.S. Masters Coach Certification.  Cut-off date for reservations and rate is October 6, 2014. 

Questions: Contact Marianne Groenings:

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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