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Saturday, April 7, 2018 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

USMS Courses and Clinics



USMS Levels 1&2 Coach Certification Bridgewater, NJ

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U.S. Masters Swimming is hosting a USMS levels 1&2 Masters coach certification course on Saturday, April 7, 2018 in Bridgewater, NJ.

Saturday, April 7, 2018 
Classroom Instruction Levels 1&2
8:00am - 3:00pm 

Location of Classroom Instruction:
Hilton Garden Inn
500 Promenade Boulevard
Bridgewater, NJ  08807

Instructors: Dominic Latella and Jim Carr

Dominic Latella is the owner and Head Instructor of SwimBox, an endless pool facility that services swimmers in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, Northern VA, and MD. Coach Latella works with physical therapists, strength & conditioning coaches, & sports medicine doctors to give the safest and most well rounded swim lessons to his clients. He has over a decade of experience training Masters swimmers nationally and abroad and is a Level 4 USMS Certified Coach. He also works in swimming rehabilitation of Paralympic Military athletes in Washington, D.C. at Walter Reed. Coach Latella focuses on execution of appropriate swimming technique to achieve not only improved efficiency and propulsion, but also to prevent injury. His philosophy emphasizes proper technique so that a swimmer may attain one’s best time while optimizing performance for a lifetime of swimming.

Jim Carr is a USMS ALTS certified instructor and USMS certified Level 2 Masters coach. Jim has many years of experience working with youth and adult athletes. He swam and played collegiate tennis in the early seventies followed by 25 years as a teaching tennis professional. Jim has done graduate work in exercise science and has held certifications through the American College of Sports Medicine, the National Strength and Conditioning Association, the United States Professional Tennis Association, and the Cooper Institute. He has also worked with the United States Figure Skating Association to develop strength training programs for athletes.  In addition to being an avid Masters swimmer himself, he currently coaches both high school and Masters swimmers. 


  • You must be a current USMS Member to participate in the course and receive USMS certification.

  • You must review and study the USMS coach certification level 1 prerequisite information on the USMS website prior to arriving to the level 1 & 2 coach certification class.  This information will not be presented in class but questions pertaining to it WILL be on the level 1 coach certification test that you will take during the class.
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.

$190 for levels 1 and 2 certification. 

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.

Please contact your LMSC for scholarship availability.

Saturday, April 7, 2018
Check-In: 7:45-8:00 am
Level 1 and 2 Training: 8:00am to 3:00pm
Lunch: 10:30 - 11:00am

*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, April 6, 2018 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.

The Hilton Garden Inn Bridgewater is offering USMS members 10% off their best available rate at time of booking. Guests can call the hotel on 732 271 9030 and refer to the group code: USMS. Or go online: – select dates – click on more options – click add special rate – enter USMS in group code box – click check room rates. Please note that this is a courtesy block and the cutoff date for reservations is 3/10/18. 

Contact Marianne Groenings

Hilton Garden Inn Bridgewater
500 Promenade Boulevard
Bridgewater, NJ 08807

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, April 7, 2018.