Coach Certification Clinic Course for Coaches
U.S. Masters Swimming is hosting a USMS "How-to put on a clinic" course for coaches on Saturday and Sunday, November 4th and 5th, 2023 in Houston, TX.
The USMS Clinic Course for Coaches, offered by USMS Club and Coach 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.
Saturday, November 4, 2023
Courtyard by Marriott Houston I-10 West/Memorial
9444 Katy Fwy
Houston, TX 77055
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Class instruction: 4:15-6:15 PM
Sunday, November 5, 2023
Memorial Athletic Club and Aquatic Center
14690 Memorial Drive
Houston, TX 77079
Check-in: 7:30 AM
On deck instruction: 8:00 A.M.-12:30 P.M.
Bill Brenner is the Senior Director, Club and Coach Development of U.S. Masters Swimming. He has over 40 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 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.
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.
Please contact your LMSC for scholarship availability. The Gulf LMSC is offering scholarships to cover registration fees for Gulf Members as the Gulf budget will allow. For more details, please contact Nicole Christensen.
Online registration only. Registration closes at midnight Pacific time on Friday, November 4, 2023 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 "US Masters Swimming" on your credit card statement.
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 Bill Brenner: email@example.com.