You are reserving a spot for USMS Clinic Course for Coaches - Washington, DC
Saturday, February 24, 2018 - Sunday, February 25, 2018.

U.S. Masters Swimming is hosting a USMS "How-to put on a clinic" course for coaches on Saturday and Sunday, February 24 and 25, 2018 in Washington, DC

The USMS Clinic Course for Coaches, offered by USMS Education Services, instructs the Masters coach or adult learn-to-swim instructor how to conceptualize, organize and deliver a stroke development clinic (SDC). The course consists of both a classroom and on-deck component.  The registration for the clinic course is limited to 12 coaches per class. More information about the USMS  "How-to" Clinic Course for Coaches, including the course outline, can be found on the USMS website.

Classroom location:
Saturday, February 24, 2018 
Embassy Suites Springfield
8100 Loisdale Road
Springfield, VA 22150


Check-in 3:15 - 3:30 pm
Classroom instruction: 3:30 - 5:45 pm

On-deck location:
Sunday, February 25, 2018 
George Washington Pool & Rec Center
8426 Old Mt. Vernon Road
Alexandria, VA 22309

Check-in 7:45 - 8:00 am
On-deck instruction: 8:00am - 12:00pm

Instructors: Mel Goldstein and  Bill Brenner

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.

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 Masters coach who has successfully completed Level 1, or higher, of the USMS Masters coach certification or be a USMS-certified adult learn-to-swim instructor. Current USMS membership is also required.

Fees
$50.00 per coach. USMS-designated Masters coaches and certified ALTS instructors receive a $10 discount during the online registration process.

Maximum
Maximum attendance is 12 coaches.

Who should attend?
Certified Masters coaches who want to develop the skills and resources necessary to host a successful stroke development clinic. ALTS instructors who want to learn stroke-development drills and techniques to use with advanced-beginner swimmers.

Scholarships
Please contact your LMSC for scholarship availability.

Online Registration
Online registration only. Registration closes at midnight Pacific time on Friday, February 23, 2018 or when the course enrollment reaches 12.

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
The Embassy Suites by Hilton Springfield is offering USMS members discounted rate at time of booking. Guests can call the hotel at 1 (800) EMBASSY (362-2779) and refer to the group code: USMS. Or go online: embassysuites.com – click book a room – choose your dates – select a room type – enter guest information. Please note that this is a courtesy block and the cutoff date for reservations is 1/25/2018. 

Questions
Contact Marianne Groenings mgroenings@usmastersswimming.org

Cancellation Policy
Clinic course 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 course, you may transfer your registration to a clinic course at an alternate date and location. Written email notification must be sent to Marianne Groenings: mgroenings@usmastersswimming.org.