USMS Courses and Clinics

Sunday, October 23, 2016 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

USMS Courses and Clinics



USMS Level 3 Coach Certification - San Jose, Calif.

Coach Certification Level 3

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U.S. Masters Swimming is hosting a USMS level 3 Masters coach certification course on Sunday, October 23, 2016 in San Jose, California.

Sunday, October 23, 2016
Classroom Instruction Level 3
9:00am - 3:00pm

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 have completed Levels 1&2 of the USMS Masters coach certification program and be a current USMS Member to participate in the course.

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 Certified Masters Coach certificate.

$225 for Level 3 Course.

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.

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.

Sunday, October 23, 2016
Check-In: 8:30-9:00 am
Level 3 Training: 9:00am to 3:00pm
Lunch: 12:00-12:30pm

*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.

Online Registration
Online registration only. Registration closes at midnight pacific time on Saturday, October 22, 2016, or when the course enrollment reaches 25.

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 hotel direct 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 Sunday, October 23, 2016.