USMS Courses and Clinics

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

USMS Courses and Clinics



USMS Levels 1&2 Coach Certification - San Jose, CA

Coach Certification Levels 1&2

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U.S. Masters Swimming is hosting a USMS levels 1&2 Masters coach certification course on Saturday, August 27, 2016 in San Jose, California.

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

Location of Classroom Instruction:

Courtyard by Marriott San Jose North/Silicon Valley
111 Holger Way
San Jose, CA 95134 

Instructors: Mel Goldstein and Bill Brenner

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, 2015 and 2016 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. Level 1 & level 2 coach certification are designed to be taken together on the same day since we usually do not return to the same location each year.  Level 1 is offered in the morning and level 2 follows in the afternoon.

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.


For any coach registered with a Pacific Masters Swimming club and recognized by that club as a coach, Pacific Masters Swimming will reimburse up to 80% of the early registration fee of any USMS Coaching Clinic conducted within the Pacific Masters Swimming region. Other clinics conducted within the Pacific Masters Swimming region deemed by the Coaches Chair to be relevant to Pacific Masters Swimming members may be reimbursed at the same rate. Scholarships will be issued after you complete the course. For questions regarding Pacific LMSC scholarship qualifications, please contact Laura Schuster.  For reimbursement forms for Pacific LMSC scholarships, please contact Charlene O'Brien.  For coaches coming from outside the area, please contact your LMSC for scholarship availability.

Saturday, August 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, August 28, 2016 from 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. at Eagle Park Pool, 650 Franklin St., Mountain View, CA 94041.  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, August 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 Courtyard by Marriott San Jose North/Silicon Valley or search here for nearby  Marriott Locations

Contact Marianne Groenings

Courtyard San Jose North/Silicon Valley
111 Holger Way
San Jose, CA 95134

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 Saturday, August 27, 2016.