The U.S. Masters Swimming Coaches Committee offers On-Deck Coaching assistance for swimmers during warm-ups at National Championship Events and at the annual United States Aquatic Sports (USAS) Convention. Coaches monitor the sprint lanes during the early morning warm-ups at Nationals, giving swimmers start commands and timing sprints or pace repeats if requested. At Convention, coaches devise and conduct workouts for convention attendees. All participating coaches are given a special USMS Coaches T-shirt, great for being recognized on deck.
The On-Deck Coaching program has grown in popularity and participation, and we are now offering to help regional Masters organizations develop the program for regional events, such as the Zone Championships.
If you would like any additional information about the USMS On-Deck Coaching program, or to sign up to help with On-Deck Coaching at the next Nationals, send an email to the On-Deck Coaching Coordinator. A PDF of guidelines for volunteer coaches are available for download here.