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Saturday, May 20, 2017 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM.

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U.S. Masters Swimming is hosting a USMS levels 1&2 Masters coach certification course on Saturday, May 20, 2017.

Saturday, May 20, 2017
Classroom Instruction Levels 1&2
8:30am - 4:30pm 

Location of Classroom Instruction:

Courtyard Elmhurst/Oakbrook Area
370 N. IL Route 83
Elmhurst, IL 60126

Instructors: Mel Goldstein and  Sue Welker

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.

Sue Welker is the head coach and founder in 1999 of the Naperville Waves Swim Club in Naperville, Illinois.  In 2006 she was awarded with the USMS / Speedo Coach of the Year award and the 2000 & 2005 ILMSA Coach of the Year. Her passion is coaching and after swimming at the University of Iowa she resumed coaching when she became involved in triathlon in 1995. She has spent 7 years coaching Naperville Central High School and several years with age group swimming. Throughout this time she has grown the Naperville Waves to the largest USMS program in Illinois with 5 team state championships. She has trained athletes and raced herself all distances of triathlon and was certified and presented for USA Triathlon. Sue maintains her RN license, ACE personal training certification, Pilates certification and indoor cycling certification.

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. Please note that levels 1 and 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.

The Illinois LMSC will be offering USMS coaches $100 scholarships and mileage reimbursement for travel over 50 miles upon completion of the level 1 and 2 certification class. Applications should be submitted to  If you are seeking scholarship assistance from another LMSC, please contact your LMSC for scholarship availability.

Saturday, May 20, 2017
Check-In: 8:00-8:30 am
Level 1 and 2 Training: 8:30am to 4:30pm
Lunch: 12:00

*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 Friday, May 19, 2017 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 hotel direct.

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