You are reserving a spot for USMS Levels 1&2 Coach Certification Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, August 26, 2017 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM.

U.S. Masters Swimming is hosting a USMS levels 1&2 Masters coach certification course on Saturday, August 26, 2017 in Los Angeles, CA

Saturday, August 26, 2017 
Classroom Instruction Levels 1&2
8:30am - 4:30pm 

Location of Classroom Instruction:

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott
Tustin Orange County
15011 Newport Ave
Tustin, CA 92780


Instructors: Cokie Lepinski and  Bill Brenner

Cokie Lepinski was named Coach of the Year by US Masters Swimming in 2014.  She is head coach and founder of Swymnut Masters, and previous head coach of Marin Pirates Masters, a team she co-­founded.  A recipient of the 2010 USMS Kerry O’Brien award and the Pacific Masters Coach of The Year award in 2011, Cokie has authored workouts and technique articles for SWIMMER magazine and their online Streamline publications. She serves as Chair of the Coaches Committee for Pacific Masters Swimming and was a National Coach representing USMS swimmers at the 2010 FINA Worlds in Sweden. She is a passionate and diehard swimmer, and has been consistently ranked top ten in the US and world in breaststroke and IM events since beginning her Masters swimming in 1991.


Bill Brenner is the Chief Operating Officer and Education Director of U.S. Masters Swimming. He has over 35 years of experience coaching swimming at the age group, college and Masters levels. A USMS certified level 4 Masters coach, Bill has been involved in the evolution of the USMS Masters coach certification courses curricula and has taught hundreds of classes to thousands of Masters coaches. Bill established the USMS Adult learn-to-swim certification program and serves as an ALTS lead instructor. With the knowledge acquired from coaching 20-30 Masters swim clinics each year, Bill recently wrote the USMS Clinic Course for Coaches, teaching Masters coaches how to run a successful USMS stroke development clinic. Bill serves as an ambassador and advocate for USMS by visiting hundreds of existing clubs and workout groups, establishing new Masters programs, speaking at national aquatics conferences and maintaining relationships with strategic partners such as USA-Swimming, USA-Triathlon, Y-USA, LifeTime Fitness and the Kroc Centers. Prior to joining USMS as a staff member, Bill served USMS as a volunteer at the local and national level. He has been a swim meet director, support team staff member and coach at his local program, the Sarasota YMCA Sharks Masters. Bill enjoys sharing his passion for swimming with others by encouraging adults to swim for life.

Prerequisites
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.

Fees
$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
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.

Scholarships
Please contact your LMSC for scholarship availability.

Agenda
Saturday, August 26, 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, August 25, 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 "ClubAssistant.com Events" on your credit card statement.

Lodging
If you are interested in securing a hotel reservation for this event please contact the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Tustin Orange County, 15011 Newport Ave, Tustin, CA 92780.

Questions
Contact Marianne Groenings mgroenings@usmastersswimming.org

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 ClubCoachServices@usms.org.