USMS Courses and Clinics

Friday, June 5, 2015 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

USMS Courses and Clinics



USMS Levels 1 & 2 Coach Certification - Nashville, TN

Levels 1 & 2

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U.S. Masters Swimming is hosting a Levels 1 & 2 Masters Coach Certification Course on Friday, June 5, 2015.

This certification class is being held during the  National Coaches Clinic which is taking place in Nashville, TN from June 5 - 7, 2015.

Host: U.S. Masters Swimming
Contact: Marianne Groenings

Friday, June 5, 2015 
Classroom Instruction Levels 1 & 2
9:00am - 5:00pm

Location of Classroom Instruction:
Homewood Suites Nashville Vanderbilt
2400 West End Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203
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Please note the daily parking rate at this hotel has been reduced from $15 to $10 for USMS attendees.

Instructors: Scott Bay and Bill Brenner

Scott Bay is an ASCA Level 5 Certified Coach and has been actively coaching for over 20 years. High School swimmers he has coached have gone to state meets and placed in the top ten on numerous occasions and Masters swimmers he currently coaches include National Champions, All Americans, and World Record Holders who have swam to over 300 top ten USMS swims in just the last 5 years. Throughout a career that includes teaching swim lessons, coaching Age Groupers and Senior Swimmers, as well as adults, Bay has taught literally thousands how to swim or how to swim better. He has also written numerous articles on technique and coaching for both websites and publications in addition to being a major contributor to the revised USMS/ASCA certification curriculum and presents at clinics across the country including the ASCA World Clinic for several years now. Coach Bay is also the Chair of the USMS Coaches Committee and the Head Coach of Father Lopez Catholic High School Men’s and Women’s 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 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.

Please contact your local LMSC for scholarship availability.

Tentative Agenda:
Friday, June 5, 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 USMS

Online Registration:
Online registration only. Registration closes at midnight Pacific time on June 4, 2015 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.

Homewood Suites by Hilton
2400 West End Ave
Nashville, TN 37203

Questions: Contact Marianne Groenings

Homewood Suites - Nashville, TN Vanderbilt
2400 West End Ave.
Nashville, TN 37203

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

Registration closed on Thursday, June 4, 2015.