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Wednesday, September 26, 2018 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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USMS Levels 1&2 Coach Certification Jacksonville, FL

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U.S. Masters Swimming is hosting a USMS levels 1&2 Masters coach certification course on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 in Jacksonville, FL.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Classroom Instruction Levels 1&2
9:00am - 4:00pm 

Location of Classroom Instruction:
Jacksonville Marriott 
4670 Salisbury Road
Jacksonville, FL  32256

Instructors: Dominic Latella and Lisa L. Brown

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.

Lisa L. Brown is founder and head coach of Zionsville Aquatic Masters and Aquatics Director of Zionsville Aquatic Center in Indiana. Lisa is a Lifeguard Instructor Trainer for the American Red Cross and Certified Pool Operator. Each year, Lisa coordinates free adult swim lessons through Swimming Saves Lives Foundation for adults in the Zionsville area.  Lisa is an accomplished and experienced competitive swimmer, including multiple open water swims such as, National Cable and open water championships, Big Shoulders 5k and Manhattan Beach Pier-to-Pier, as well as 25K and 10K USMS National Championship swims. Lisa’s corporate background includes several certifications in training and business development. Now she applies that corporate experience to helping fellow swimmers achieve their fitness and competitive goals. Lisa is also a lead USMS-certified Adult Learn to Swim instructor and USMS level 3 certified coach.


  • 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.

The FL LMSC will provide $50 scholarships to FL LMSC coaches who successfully complete the coach certification course. Please email upon completion of the course to request the scholarship reimbursement. If you are coming from another LMSC, please contact your LMSC for scholarship availability.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Check-In: 8:45-9:00 am
Level 1 and 2 Training: 9:00am to 4:00pm
Lunch: 11:30am - 12:00pm

*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 Tuesday, Spetember 23, 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 Jacksonville Marriott is offering USMS members a rate of $149.00 per night.  This rate is available 9/25/2018 – 9/27/2018 but it must be booked by 9/5/2018.  For more information, please follow this link to the Jacksonville Marriott.

Contact Marianne Groenings

Jacksonville Marriott
4670 Salisbury Road
Jacksonville, FL 32256

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 Wednesday, September 26, 2018.