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Saturday, December 1, 2018 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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U.S. Masters Swimming is hosting a USMS levels 1&2 Masters coach certification course on Saturday, December 1, 2018 in San Francisco, CA

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

Location of Classroom Instruction:
Embassy Suites South San Francisco Airport
250 Gateway Blvd.
South San Francisco, CA 94080

Instructors: Wendy Neely and Cokie Lepinski

Wendy Neely has been coaching swimmers for over 20 years and shares her enthusiasm and passion for swimming through her teaching and mentoring.  Her career includes a number of achievements.  As Head Coach of Blue Wave Aquatics, she was a 2010 recipient of the Kerry O’Brien Coaches Award.  In 2013, Blue Wave Aquatics received Local Club of the Year, and also received a Swimming Saves Lives grant. She is an online coach for beginners with U.S. Masters Swimming and a level 3 certified USMS Masters coach.

Cokie Lepinski has founded and coached two Masters teams. She was named Coach of the Year by US Masters Swimming in 2014; received the Dorothy Donnelly award in 2014, the USMS Kerry O’Brien award in 2010 and the Pacific Masters Coach of the Year award in 2011. Passionate about stroke technique, Cokie continues to coach stroke clinics and write articles for USMS.


  • 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, December 1, 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, November 30, 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.

If you are interested in securing a hotel reservation for this event please contact the Embassy Suites South San Francisco Airport, 250 Gateway Blvd., South San Francisco, CA 94080.

Contact Marianne Groenings

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

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