USMS Courses and Clinics

Saturday, December 2, 2023 8:00 AM - 11:45 AM

USMS Courses and Clinics



USMS Level 2 Coach Certification - Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Coach Certification Level 2

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U.S. Masters Swimming is hosting a USMS Level 2 Masters coach certification course on Saturday, December 2, 2023 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Saturday, December 2, 2023
Classroom Instruction Level 2
8:00A.M. - 11:45A.M. 

Location of Classroom
Maritime Hotel Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port
2161 Maritime Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312


Bill Brenner is the Sr. Director Club and Coach Development 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.

Mel Goldstein is the founder and head coach of Indy Aquatic Masters in Indianapolis, Indiana with over 300 registered Masters swimmers. Currently, IAM host Masters practices at seven locations including high schools, private clubs, JCCs, universitity and college campuses with new locations on the horizon. Mel hosts local, regional and national meets. Mel has hosted seven USMS National Championships with Indianapolis scheduled to host the 2024 USMS Spring Nationals.   
Mel’s accolades include the 2001 Speedo U.S. Masters Coach of the year and the 1997 Ransom J. Arthur M.D. Award that goes annually to a person who best supports the objectives of Masters swimming and is the highest honor bestowed by U. S. Masters Swimming. He is a past President of USMS, Board of Directors member and a USMS All American with 255 individual top ten achievements. In 2012, he was inducted into the International Masters Swimming Hall of Fame.


  • You must be a current USMS Member to participate in the course and receive USMS certification.

  • You must be a USMS certified Level 1 Masters coach. If you have not completed the online Level 1 Masters coach certification, you may find out more about this virtual class here.

Certification Process
Upon successful completion of the classroom coursework, including all required applications and successfully completed tests, each person will be awarded USMS Level 2 Certified Masters Coach certification.

$125 for Level 2 course. 

Maximum attendance is 30.

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 FL Gold LMSC will reimburse a maximum of 15 coaches registered with the LMSC $75.00 upon successful completion of the course. Applicants for the LMSC reimbursement must send an email to Barb Protzman requesting the funding and state how they plan to use what they learn in the class.  The applicants must be actively coaching or teaching adults now or within the next six months.
Please contact your LMSC for scholarship availability. 
Saturday, December 2, 2023

Check-In 7:30A.M. - 8:00 A.M.
Level 2 Training: 8:00 A.M. - 11:45 A.M. 

Online Registration
Online registration only. Registration closes at midnight Pacific time on Friday, December 1, 2023 or when the course enrollment reaches 30.

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 "US Masters Swimming" on your credit card statement.



Contact Bill Brenner

Maritime Hotel Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port
2161 Maritime Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312 United States

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

Registration closed on Saturday, December 2, 2023.