USMS Masters Coach Certification
The USMS Coaches Committee and Club and Coach Services have developed three levels of Masters coach certification. The new courses are taught in classroom settings throughout the country by USMS certified instructors, in partnership with the American Swimming Coaches Association. At the conclusion of the courses, ASCA processes the course materials and applications and issues certification.
If you’re already an ASCA certified coach and have completed the Masters track, you’ll continue to have your certification recognized. However, you’re invited to take these new and improved courses, for which you’ll earn credits toward ASCA’s continuing education requirements.
To become a USMS certified Masters coach, you must:
- Be a member of USMS
- Attend the Masters coach certification course
- Submit the required documents to ASCA:
- USMS/ASCA Certified Coach application (provided at certification course)
- Completed test(s) from the certification course
- Online membership application to ASCA (cost $70) if not a current ASCA member
Once you receive your Masters coach certification from ASCA, USMS will recognize your certification status. If you decide not to renew your annual membership with ASCA, you will lose the benefits of ASCA membership. However, USMS will continue to recognize your status as a certified Masters coach – regardless of your ASCA membership status – as long as you maintain your USMS membership.
- 2013 coach certification class schedule
- Coach certification course outlines
- Apply to become a coach certification instructor
- Coach certification participants
Contact Bill Brenner for more information regarding coach certification.