USMS Courses and Clinics

Saturday, May 9 - Sunday, May 10, 2020

USMS Courses and Clinics



USMS Clinic Course for Coaches - MISSOULA, MT

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U.S. Masters Swimming is hosting a USMS "How-to put on a clinic" course for coaches on Saturday & Sunday, May 9 & 10, 2020 in MISSOULA, MT

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, May 9, 2020
Courtyard Marriott
4559 N Reserve Street
Missoula, MT  59808

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

On-deck location:
Sunday, May 10, 2020
Missoula Family YMCA
3000 S Russell St
Missoula, MT 59801

Check-in: 8:15 am - 8:30 am 
On-deck instruction: 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Instructors: Bill Brenner

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.

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.

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

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:  The MT LMSC is offering Montana member coaches 50% off the Clinic Course for Coaches registration fee to the first 10 coaches who register for this class.  The scholarship will be reimbursed by the MT LMSC after successfully completing the course.  Coaches are also encouraged to contact their club to see if there is additional scholarship money available. If you have more questions, please contact Donn Lovoni.  If you are a member of another LMSC, please contact your LMSC for scholarship availability.

Online Registration
Online registration only. Registration closes at midnight Pacific time on Friday, May 8, 2020 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 " Events" on your credit card statement.

If you are interested in securing a hotel reservation for this event please contact the Courtyard Marriott, 4559 N Reserve Street, Missoula, MT 59808.

Contact Marianne Groenings

Courtyard Missoula
4559 N Reserve St
Missoula, MT 59808

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:

Registration closed on Monday, March 23, 2020.