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Saturday, September 23, 2023 12:15 PM - 4:00 PM

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USMS Level 3 Coach Certification - Richmond, VA

Level 3

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U.S. Masters Swimming is hosting a USMS Level 3 Masters coach certification course on Saturday, September 23, 2023 in Richmond, VA.

Saturday, September 23, 2023
Classroom Instruction Level 3
12:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Location of Classroom Instruction

5050 Ridgedale Parkway
Richmond, Virginia 23234

Instructors: Mel Goldstein and Bill Brenner 

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.

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 Sharks Masters. Bill enjoys sharing his passion for swimming with others by encouraging adults to swim for life.

You must have completed Levels 1&2 of the USMS Masters coach certification program and be a current USMS Member to participate in the course.

Certification Process
Upon successful completion of the certification process, including all required memberships, applications and completed tests: Each person will be awarded a USMS level 3 Certified Masters Coach certificate.

$250 for Level 3 course.

Maximum attendance is 30.

Who should attend?
Current full-time, part-time or volunteer coaches who would like to explore the possibilities of coaching Masters swimmers as a profession. Anyone interested in supporting their existing team and coach.

Please contact your LMSC for scholarship availability. The Virginia LMSC is offering 50% scholarship reimbursement to its members who register for the Level 3 course. Registration fee reimbursements will be processed once the coach has successfully completed the course.  Please contact Alice Phillips for additional information.
The NC LMSC is offering scholarship assistance for its members. They are reimbursing $100 for any certification course and $0.25 per mile up to $150.
The Potomac Valley LMSC will offer its members coaching Masters programs full scholarships to cover the cost of the course plus travel and housing, up to a maximum of $750 per coach.

Saturday, September 23, 2023
Check-In: 12:00 p.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Level 3 Training: 12:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Online Registration
Online registration only. Registration closes at midnight pacific time on Friday, September 22, 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.

If you are interested in securing a hotel reservation for this event please contact a hotel directly.
Contact Bill Brenner

5050 Ridgedale Pkwy
Richmond, VA 23234 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, September 23, 2023.