Volunteer and Coach Educational Webinars
Masterful Multitasking, 3/8/21 - Video Recording
A Snapshot of Solutions Recording, 2/18/21 - Video Recording
Returning to the Water Webinar Recording, 10/7/20- Video Recording
Open Water Swimming – Tips for Swimmers Before the Plunge, 8/26/20- Video Recording, Notes
Diversity and Inclusion for Coaches Webinar Recording, 7/23/20 - Video Recording, Notes
Gain access to the water and restart your Masters practices, 6/11/20 - Video Recording
Transitioning to Coaching Open Water, 6/9/20 - Video Recording, Notes
How clubs are staying connected during COVID-19, 3/31/20 - Video Recording, Notes
Hosting a Profitable Swim Meet, 11/12/19 - Video Recording
Tricks & Treats to Help Your Club Succeed, 10/22/19 - Video Recording, Notes
To see a list of future educational webinar topics, head to the Volunteer and Coach Educational Webinars page. If you missed a previous webinar, previous topics are now more easily accessible in the Meeting Minutes section of usms.org by selecting Webinar Presentations and Notes or Webinar Recordings.
USMS Clinic Course for Coaches
USMS's Clinic Course for Coaches will show you how to conceptualize, organize, market, and deliver stroke development clinics. This course is offered to USMS-certified Masters coaches and ALTS instructors only, and current USMS registration is required. The course consists of both classroom and on-deck components and is limited to 12 coaches and instructors.
In the classroom, you'll learn how to structure a stroke development clinic based on the type and length of time of the clinic, swimming pool configuration, lane space availability, and number of swimmers attending. You'll also learn how to deliver a drill/swim progression for each of the four competitive strokes, which will help your swimmers improve their stroke technique long after they attend one of your clinics.
The on-deck portion of the class is delivered immediately after the classroom portion or the following day during a USMS Stroke Development Clinic. This gives you practical experience, under the guidance of experienced coach and instructor trainers.
Benefits of this course to coaches and instructors include:
- Increased skill level of coaching stroke development and stroke technique improvement
- Professional development opportunities
- Revenue generation, new member recruitment, and member retention
- Becoming a resource for others who want to engage the services of a trained stroke clinician