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Level 3

Sunday, February 22, 2015 1:00 PM - 6:30 PM

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Inland Northwest LMSC is hosting a USMS Masters Coach Level 3 Certification Course on Sunday, February 22, 2015

Host: Matthew Edde
Contact: Marianne Groenings

Sunday, February 22, 2015
Classroom Instruction Level 3
12:30pm - 6:30 pm

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

Certification Process: 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 certificate.

Optional ASCA 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. View the benefits of becoming a recognized coach.

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.

Please contact your LMSC for scholarship availability.

Tentative Agenda:
Sunday, February 22, 2015
Check-In: 12:30-1:00 pm
Level 3 Training: 1:00pm to 6:30pm
Lunch: 4:00-4:30pm
Lunch will be provided by Inland Northwest LMSC

Online Registration:
Online registration only. Registration closes at midnight pacific time on February 21, 2015 or when the course enrollment reaches 25.

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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