USMS Courses and Clinics

Sunday, May 14, 2017 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

USMS Courses and Clinics



USMS Stroke Development Clinic - Portland, OR

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USMS Stroke Development and Improvement Clinic for Swimmers - Portland, OR

USMS is sponsoring a USMS stroke development and improvement clinic for swimmers of all abilities. All four strokes will be evaluated and corrected with the use of drills and coach instruction.  Mike Hamm and Bill Brenner will be on hand to help you improve your technique and teach you drills that will enable you to continue to refine your stroke. Swimmers are not required to swim all strokes and may work on only those strokes they choose.

Mentor Coaches

Mike Hamm is a USMS ALTS certified lead instructor and USMS certified level 3 Masters coach. He has coached swimming for 46 years, including 21 at the Masters level. He is currently the head Masters coach at the Kroc Center in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. He also owns the Hamm Swim School in Coeur d’Alene, where they specialize in individual instruction for all levels of swimmers. He is an Olympic Trials qualifier, USA All-American and USMS All-American, and he set several NCAA Div. II national records while in college.

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. On average, Bill presents 25 USMS stroke development clinics per year throught the U.S.

David Douglas Aquatic Center
13030 SE Taylor Ct.
Portland, OR 97216

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Registration: 8:15 am- 8:30 am
Swim Clinic: 8:30 am- 12:00 pm Please be in your suit & on the on the deck promptly by 8:30 am.

Equipment: Please bring your fins, suit, goggles and a towel. Fins are necessary because without them many of the drills may be difficult.  Fins help create buoyancy and mild propulsion. If you have hand paddles, please bring them too.

Online Registration:
Online registration only. Registration closes at midnight pacific time on Saturday, May 13, 2017 or when the clinic enrollment reaches 36.

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.

Fee: $40.00

David Douglas Aquatics Center
13030 SE Taylor Ct
Portland, OR 97216

Cancellation Policy

Clinic registrations are non-refundable and non-transferrable to another individual. If you can provide the USMS national office with a minimum of 72 hours notice before the start of the scheduled clinic time, you may transfer your registration to a clinic at an alternate date and location. Written email notification must be sent to

Registration closed on Sunday, May 14, 2017.