USMS Courses and Clinics

Saturday, February 15, 2020 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

USMS Courses and Clinics

Registration

USMS

USMS Levels 1&2 Coach Certification Louisville, Kentucky

Details

U.S. Masters Swimming is hosting a USMS levels 1&2 Masters coach certification course on Saturday, February 15, 2020 in Louisville, Kentucky.

Saturday, February 15, 2020
Classroom Instruction Levels 1&2
8:00am - 3:00pm 

Location of Classroom Instruction:
Residence Inn Louisville Downtown
333 East Market Street
Louisville, Kentucky 40202


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.

Requirements

  • 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.

Fees
$190 for levels 1 and 2 certification. 

Maximum
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.

Scholarships
Please contact your LMSC for scholarship availability. Members of the Kentucky LMSC can apply here

Agenda
Saturday, February 15, 2020
Check-In: 7:45-8:00 am
Level 1 and 2 Training: 8:00am to 3:00pm
Lunch: 12:00 pm 

*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 14, 2020 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 "ClubAssistant.com Events" on your credit card statement.

Lodging
The Residence Inn Louisville Downtown is offering the rate of $125.00 per night. Please click the link to book your room at this rate. Reservations must be booked by January 18, 2020.

Questions
Contact Marianne Groenings mgroenings@usmastersswimming.org


Address
333 E. Market St.
Louisville, KY 40202

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 ClubCoachServices@usms.org.