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Saturday, February 23, 2019 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, February 23, 2019 in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Saturday, February 23, 2019
Classroom Instruction Levels 1&2
8:00am - 3:00pm 

Location of Classroom Instruction:
Marriott Ft Lauderdale North
6650 N. Andrews Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

Instructors: Bill Brenner and Jim Carr

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.

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 Coach Certification Reading Assignment 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 Florida LMSC offers a $50 coaches scholarship upon successful course completion. Please email your scholarship request to:  If you are a member of the Florida Gold LMSC or any other LMSC, please contact your LMSC for scholarship availability.

Saturday, February 23, 2019
Check-In: 7:45-8:00 am
Level 1 and 2 Training: 8:00am to 3:00pm
Lunch: 11:30 am

*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, February 22, 2019 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 Marriott Fort Lauderdale North is offering USMS members a flexible group rate for this event.  Please use this link to book your accomodations for Fort Lauderdale Marriott North. Please note this rate can flucuate based on when you make your reservation. 
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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