USMS Courses and Clinics

Saturday, April 7, 2018 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM

USMS Courses and Clinics



USMS Level 3 Coach Certification Bridgewater, NJ

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U.S. Masters Swimming is hosting a USMS Level 3 Masters coach certification course on Saturday, April 7, 2018 in Bridgewater, NJ.

Saturday, April 7, 2018 
Classroom Instruction Level 3
8:30am - 3:00pm

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


Instructors: Mel Goldstein and Dave Burgess

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.

Dave Burgess is highly involved in U.S. Masters, high school, and age group swimming. He is the head coach of the Podium Swim Club, a U.S. Masters Swimming group based in Colorado Springs, which caters to swimmers and triathletes who are looking to improve performance, as well as those that are relatively new to swimming. He is also the head coach of the Discovery Canyon High School men's swim team, as well as an assistant coach with Colorado Springs Aquatics swim club. He is a USMS Adult Learn To Swim certified lead instructor, a USMS Level 3 Masters coach, a USA Swimming / ASCA level 3 coach, and is a USA Triathlon level 2 certified coach . Dave also holds a certificate in sports and performance nutrition.

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.

Please contact your LMSC for scholarship availability.

Saturday, April 7, 2018
Check-In: 8:00- 8:30 am
Level 3 Training: 8:30am to 3:00pm
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, April 6, 2018 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.

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.