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Levels 1&2

Saturday, March 7, 2015 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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U.S. Masters Swimming is hosting a Levels 1&2 Masters Coach Certification Course on Saturday, March 7, 2015.

Host: U.S. Masters Swimming
Contact: Marianne Groenings mgroenings@usms.org

Saturday, March 7, 2015
Classroom instruction Levels 1&2
9:00am - 5:00pm 

Location of classsroom instruction:
Courtyard San Jose North/Silicon Valley
111 Holger Way
San Jose, CA 95134
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Instructors: Cokie Lepinski, Mel Goldstein and Bill Brenner

Cokie Lepinski was named Coach of the Year by U.S. Masters Swimming in 2014.  She is head coach and founder of Swymnut Masters, and previous head coach of Marin Pirates Masters, a team she co-­founded.  A recipient of the 2010 USMS Kerry O’Brien award and the Pacific Masters Coach of The Year award in 2011, Cokie has authored workouts and technique articles for SWIMMER magazine and their online Streamline publications. She serves as Chair of the Coaches Committee for Pacific Masters Swimming and was a National Coach representing USMS swimmers at the 2010 Fina Worlds in Sweden. She is a passionate and diehard swimmer, and has been consistently ranked top ten in the US and world in breaststroke and IM events since beginning her Masters swimming in 1991.

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: Pacific Masters will reimburse up to 80% of the early registration fee of any USMS Coaching Clinic conducted within the Pacific Masters region for any coach registered with a Pacific Masters club, specific details can be found by following this link to the Pacific Masters Standing Policies .

Tentative Agenda:
Saturday, March 7, 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 b USMS

Online Registration:
Online registration only. Registration closes at midnight Pacific time on Friday, March 6, 2015 or when the course enrollment reaches 40.

Online Registration is Paid by Credit Card:
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Questions: Contact Marianne Groenings mgroenings@usms.org

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 ClubCoachServices@usms.org.



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