The Coaches Committee and the National Office are excited to offer the 2022 USMS National Coaches Clinic. An event designed specifically to meet the needs of today's USMS coach.



Oct. 7-9, 2022



Registration is available until enrollment reaches 125 or 11:59 p.m. Pacific on Wednesday, October 5, 2022.


Registration fee includes Friday night dinner reception, Saturday lunch, all presentations on Saturday, pool sessions on Sunday, and electronic copies of presentation materials. All handouts, maps, and schedules will be provided in electronic format prior to the weekend.

  • $275 per coach if registered by September 1, 2022
  • $300 per coach if registered after September 1, 2022

Note - USMS-certified coaches who are designated coaches will automatically receive a $20 discount during registration.


Location and Accommodations


Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel

3400 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89169


Click here to secure your hotel room in the USMS NCC room block at a special rate. 




Dr. Genadijus Sokolovas is considered by many to be one of the world’s most accomplished sports physiologists. Genadijus was USA Swimming’s Director of Physiology & Director of Sport Science from 2000 to 2008. He developed several innovative testing programs for USA Swimming Olympic and National Team members (including lactate clearance tests, land/water strength tests, biomechanical analysis, and training design programs). Before his work at USA Swimming, Genadijus was the Dean of Coaching Faculty at the Lithuanian Academy of Physical Education between 1987-2000 where he served as the Scientific Advisor of Lithuanian Swimming, Modern Pentathlon, and Track & Field. Also as the Head of the Laboratory of Computerization in Sport, Genadijus optimized training strategies in swimming, running, race walking, modern pentathlon, and triathlon, and developed mathematical models of adaptation of athletes in career, seasonal, and weekly training.

Cyndi Gallagher is the retired UCLA Head Swimming & Diving coach where she spent 31 years as Head Coach and had a 38-year run at UCLA as a head coach, assistant coach, and student-athlete. Her tenure at UCLA produced 11 Olympians, 21 Pac-12 Champions, and 91 All-Americans. Gallagher has twice been named the Pac-10 Coach of the Year, and in 2019, was inducted in the ASCA Hall of Fame. Currently, Gallagher is Head Coach of DC Tridents of the International Swim League.

Ambrose "Rowdy" Gaines is one of the top ambassadors of the sport of swimming, U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame member, three-time Olympic gold medalist, a member of the International Swimming Hall of Fame and serves as a spokesperson for the USA Swimming Foundation. He is a swimming analyst for the NBC television network and has covered swimming at the Olympic Games since 1992 in Barcelona, Spain. Currently, he is the Vice President, Partnerships & Development for the Pool and Hot Tub Alliance.

Dean Hutchinson is in his fifth year as Co-Owner of the Strive Swim Science Center in New Jersey where he coaches athletes, as well as rehabilitates them from injuries. A former standout swimmer from Delran High School, Jersey Wahoo’s, and Auburn University, Hutchinson was a seven-time NCAA Division I All-American and USA National Team member. He was a co-captain of Auburn’s first-ever Southeastern Conference Championship team in 1994 and a flag bearer and silver medalist at the World University Games in 1999. Hutchinson’s highest world ranking was eighth in the 50-meter freestyle in 1994. He competed in three Olympic Trials and captured Rookie of the Meet honors at the 1992 Olympic Trials. Hutchinson earned his B.S. degree in Exercise Science at Auburn University and added an M.S degree in Physical Therapy from Allegheny University in 1998. Hutchinson practices physical therapy with Strive Physical Therapy and Aquatic Rehabilitation in NJ.




Friday, Oct. 7 (6 – 9 p.m.)

Welcome reception: Opening remarks by USMS and a featured guest speaker. Dinner provided. 


Saturday, Oct. 8 (8 a.m. – 5 p.m.) 

General session: This all-day session includes five program presentations delivered by leading industry professionals including world-renown sports physiologist Dr. Genadijus Sokolovas. Lunch provided.


Sunday, Oct. 9 (8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.)

Pool clinic session with optional workout starting at 8:00 a.m. and stroke technique with Dr. G from 9 – 11 a.m. 


Buchanan Natatorium UNLV

4505 S Maryland Pkwy,

Las Vegas, NV 89154