Stroke development clinic
USMS Stroke Development and Improvement Clinic for Swimmers - Houston, TX
USMS is sponsoring a USMS stroke development and improvement clinic for swimmers of all abilities. All four strokes will be evaluated and corrected with the use of drills and coach instruction. Bill Brenner and local Masters coaches will be on hand to help you improve your technique and teach you drills that will enable you to continue to refine your stroke. Swimmers are not required to swim all strokes and may work on only those strokes they choose. All swimmers must be able to swim a minimum of 200 yards comfortably.
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 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.
Memorial Athletic Club and Aquatic Center
14690 Memorial Drive
Houston, TX 77079
Sunday, November 5, 2023
Registration: 7:30 a.m.- 8:00 a.m.
Swim Clinic: 8:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. Please be in your suit & on the deck promptly by 8:00 am.
Equipment: Please bring your suit, goggles, fins, paddles and a towel. Fins are necessary because without them many of the drills may be difficult. Fins help create buoyancy and mild propulsion.
Online registration only. Registration closes at midnight pacific time on Saturday, November 4, 2023 or when the clinic enrollment reaches 36.
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: email@example.com
Clinic 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 time, you may transfer your registration to a clinic at an alternate date and location. Written email notification must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org