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Levels 1&2

Saturday, February 21, 2015 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Inland Northwest LMSC is hosting a USMS Masters Coach Levels 1&2 Certification Course on Saturday, February 21, 2015

Host: Matthew Edde
Contact: Marianne Groenings

Saturday, February 21, 2015
Classroom Instruction Levels 1&2
9:00am - 5:00pm 

Location of Classroom Instruction:
Salvation Army Kroc Center 
1765 W. Golf Course Rd.  
Coeur d'Alene, ID  83185
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Instructors: Mike Hamm, Mel Goldstein and Bill Brenner

Mike Hamm is a USMS level 3 certified Masters coach.  He has coached swimming for the past 43 years, which includes the past 19 years with Masters swimming.  He is currently head Masters coach at the KROC Center in Coeur d’Alene Idaho.  He also owns the Hamm Swim School in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, where they specialize in individual instruction for all levels of swimmers.  His swimming career included several Div. II National Records, Olympic Trials Qualifier, USA All American and USMS All American.  Mike has a keen eye for stroke adjustment and has the ability to make quick adjustments to all levels of competitive swimmers.

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 be a current USMS Member to participate in the course and receive USMS certification.

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.

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, volunteer coaches or anyone interested in becoming a Masters coach.  Anyone interested in starting or supporting a Masters program.

Scholarships will be awarded by Inland NW LMSC to swim coaches within the LMSC.  Total Scholarship awarded will be based on number of awardees and shall not exceed amount set by the LMSC

Tentative Agenda:
Saturday, February 21, 2015
Check-In: 8:30-9:00 am
Level 1 and 2 Training: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Lunch: 12:30-1:00pm *
*Lunch will be provided by Inland Northwest LMSC

Online Registration:
Online registration only. Registration closes at midnight Pacific time on February 20, 2015 or when the course enrollment reaches 40.

Online Registration is Paid by Credit Card:
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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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