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Levels 1&2
Friday, September 5, 2014 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM.

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Sport & Health Regency is hosting a USMS Masters Coach Levels 1&2 Certification Course on Friday, September 5, 2014

Host: Tamara Yaunches
Contact: Bill Brenner

Friday, September 5, 2014
Classroom Instruction Levels 1&2
9:00am - 5:00pm 

Location of Classroom Instruction:
Sport & Health Regency
1800 Old Meadow Road, McLean, VA  22102
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Continue to bottom of this page to register for the Coach Certification.

Instructors: Mel Goldstein, Dominic Latella 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.

Dominic Latella is the Assistant Head Coach of L4 Swimming which services swimmers in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.  Coach Latella has a decade of experience training Masters swimmers nationally and abroad.  He is an adjunct professor of Health and Fitness at American University and also works in swimming rehabilitation of Paralympic Military athletes in Washington, D.C.  Coach Latella focuses on execution of appropriate swimming technique to achieve not only improved efficiency and propulsion, but to also prevent injury. Coach Latella’s philosophy emphasizes proper technique so that a swimmer may attain one’s best time while optimizing performance for a lifetime of swimming

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 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.  View the benefits of becoming a recognized coach.

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.

The Potomac Valley LMSC
is pleased to offer scholarships covering 50% of the registration fee to all PV members who complete the certification course. 

For coaches in other locations please contact your LMSC for scholarship availability.

Tentative Agenda:
Friday, September 5, 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 Sport & Health Regency

Online Registration:
Online registration only. Registration closes at midnight Pacific time on September 4, 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 " Events" on your credit card statement.

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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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