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Coach Certification Levels 1&2

Saturday, February 27, 2016 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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U.S. Masters Swimming is hosting a USMS levels 1&2 Masters coach certification course in El Paso, Texas on Saturday, February 27, 2016.

Saturday, February 27, 2016
Classroom Instruction Levels 1&2
9:00am - 5:00pm 

Location of Classroom Instruction:
El Paso Marriott
1600 Airway Blvd.
El Paso Texas 79925

Instructors: Dave Burgess and Bill Brenner

Dave Burgess is highly involved in U.S. Masters, high school, and age group swimming. He is the head coach of the Podium Swim Club, a U.S. Masters Swimming group based in Colorado Springs. Dave caters to swimmers who are looking to improve performance, as well as those that are relatively new to swimming. He is also the head coach of the Discovery Canyon High School swim team, as well as an assistant coach with Colorado Springs Aquatics. He is a USMS Adult Learn To Swim certified lead instructor, a USMS Level 3 Masters coach, a USA Swimming/ASCA Level 3 coach, as well as a USA Triathlon level 2 certified coach . Dave also holds a certificate in sports and performance nutrition.

Bill Brenner is the Interim C.E.O.and Education Director of 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 and 2015 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.

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.

$180 for Levels 1 and 2 Certification. $100 for Level 1 or Level 2 only.

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.

Border LMSC will provide a $50.00 Scholarship to all Border USMS members registered for 2016 to attend the USMS Masters Coach Certification class on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016. Scholarship reimbursements will be sent post event.

All other areas, please contact your LMSC for scholarship availability.

Saturday, February 27, 2016
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 - Please note that most of the lunches are sandwich based and do not always include a vegetarian option or recognize dietary restrictions and food allergies. If you have food restrictions, please feel free to bring along something that will accommodate your needs.

A USMS Stroke Development Clinic is scheduled for Sunday, February 28, 2016 from 8 a.m. - 11 a.m. at the Armijo Pool, 911 S. Ochoa St., El Paso, TX 79902.  All coaches who attend this coach certification class are eligible to attend as a coach on deck at no charge. 

Online Registration
Online registration only. Registration closes at midnight Pacific time on Friday, February 26, 2016  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.

If you are interested in securing a hotel reservation for this event please contact the El Paso Marriott direct or search here for nearby  Marriott Locations

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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