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Friday, October 7 - Sunday, October 9, 2022

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2022 USMS National Coaches Clinic

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Get Educated & Have Fun!
U.S. Masters Swimming and the USMS Coaches Committee present
USMS 2022 National Coaches Clinic

Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel 3400 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89169​​​​​​

Buchanan Natatorium - UNLV Campus, 4505 S Maryland Pkwy, Las Vegas, NV 89154

2022 PRESENTERS (Updates to presenters will be added as they become availabe)
  • Dr. Genadijus Sokolovas  is considered by many to be one of the world’s most accomplished sports physiologist. Genadijus was USA Swimming’s Director of Physiology & Director of Sport Science from 2000 to 2008. He developed several innovative testing programs for USA Swimming Olympic and National Team members (including lactate clearance tests, land/water strength tests, biomechanical analysis and training design programs). Before his work at USA Swimming, Genadijus was the Dean of Coaching Faculty at the Lithuanian Academy of Physical Education between 1987-2000 where he served as the Scientific Advisor of Lithuanian Swimming, Modern Pentathlon and Track & Field. Also as the Head of Laboratory of Computerization in Sport, Genadijus optimized training strategies in swimming, running, race walking, modern pentathlon and triathlon, and developed mathematical models of adaptation of athletes in career, seasonal and weekly training.

  • Cyndi Gallagher is the retired UCLA Head Swimming & Diving coach where she spent 31 years as Head Coach and had a 38-year run at UCLA as a head coach, assistant coach and student-athlete.  Her tenure at UCLA produced 11 Olympians, 21 Pac-12 Champions, and 91 All-Americans. Gallagher has twice been named the Pac-10 Coach of the Year, and in 2019, was inducted in the ASCA Hall of Fame.  Currently Gallagher is Head Coach of DC Tridents of the International Swim League.
  • Ambrose "Rowdy" Gaines is one of the top ambassadors of the sport of swimming, U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame member, three-time Olympic gold medalist, a member of the International Swimming Hall of Fame and serves as a spokesperson for the USA Swimming Foundation. He is a swimming analyst for the NBC television network and has covered swimming at the Olympic Games since 1992 in Barcelona, Spain. Currently, he is the Vice President, Partnerships & Development for the Pool and Hot Tub Alliance.
  • Dean Hutchinson is in his fifth year as Co-Owner of the Strive Swim Science Center in New Jersey where he coaches athletes, as well as rehabilitates them from injuries. A former standout swimmer from Delran High School, Jersey Wahoo’s, and Auburn University, Hutchinson was a seven-time NCAA Division I All-American and USA National Team member. He was a co-captain of Auburn’s first-ever Southeastern Conference Championship team in 1994 and a flag bearer and silver medalist at the World University Games in 1999. Hutchinson’s highest world ranking was eighth in the 50-meter freestyle in 1994. He competed in three Olympic Trials and captured Rookie of the Meet honors at the 1992 Olympic Trials. Hutchinson earned his B.S. degree in Exercise Science at Auburn University and added an M.S degree in Physical Therapy from Allegheny University in 1998. Hutchinson practices physical therapy with Strive Physical Therapy and Aquatic Rehabilitation in NJ. 
  • Round table discussion - Join a select group of our Panelists and Members of the USMS Coaches Committee to discuss your individual coaching needs!
    This lively roundtable will be a moderated discussion of the needs of you, the attendee coaches. 
    The panel will provide expert advice and focus on issues present in today's masters coaching experience, obstacles you may face, and some of your success stories. 
    This session will bring the "hallway meeting" into the meeting hall. Bring your best questions, insights, and interests, and let the knowledge and sharing flow!

Friday, October 7, 2022  
Welcome Reception, 6 – 9 p.m. 

Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel
3400 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89169​​​​​​
  • Dinner provided
  • Opening remarks from USMS and the Coaches Committee
  • Rowdy Gaines- “The thrill of swimming in and broadcasting the Olympics” 
Saturday, October 8, 2022
Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel
3400 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89169​​​​​​

Breakfast on own

8:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. - General session 
  • 8:15-9:45 a.m. – Session 1: Rowdy Gaines-“My history with Masters swimming and my vision for its future”
  • 9:45 –10:15 a.m. - Break
  • 10:15 -11:15 a.m. – Session 2: Dean Hutchinson - "Think Different. Plan to find your perfect stroke" 
11:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. – Lunch provided 

12:45 p.m. – 4:50 p.m. - General session 
  • 12:45 - 1:45 p.m. – Session 3: Cyndi Gallagher- "Make your practice the best 1-2 hours of their day”
  • 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. – Session 4: Dr. Genadijus Sokolovas- "Physiology of Training and Recovery for Master Swimmers"
  • 3:30 – 3:50 p.m. – Break 
  • 3:50 – 4:50 p.m. – Round table discussion. 
Dinner on own 

Sunday, October 9, 2022 
Breakfast on own
8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Pool session

Buchanan Natatorium 
MPE Recreation Center

UNLV Campus, 4505 S Maryland Pkwy, Las Vegas, NV 89154
  • 8:00 – 8:50 a.m. – Optional pool Workout
  • 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. – Pool Clinic: Dr. G.- "Freestyle and Breaststroke Technique and Drills to Improve"
  • 11:00 – 11:30 a.m. – Clinic wrap up
Registration fee includes Friday night dinner reception, Saturday lunch, all presentations on Saturday, pool sessions on Sunday, and electronic copies of presentation materials.  All handouts, maps and schedules will be provided in electronic format prior to the weekend.
  • $275 per coach if registered by September 1, 2022
  • $300 per coach if registered after September 1, 2022
Note - USMS certified coaches who are designated coaches will automatically receive a $20 discount during registration. 

Hotel Information
Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel
3400 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89169​​​​​​

We apologize but the room block is full. Please contact or call 888-236-2427 for hotel availability and reservations near the host hotel.

Online Registration
Online registration only. Registration closes at midnight Pacific time on Wednesday, October 5, 2022 or when the enrollment reaches 125 participants.

Please contact your LMSC for any scholarship/reimbursement information and availability

For any additional information please contact

Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel
3400 Paradise Road
Las Vegas, NV 89169 United States

Cancellation Policy

National Coaches Clinic registrations are non-refundable and non-transferrable to another individual.

Registration closed on Wednesday, October 5, 2022.