The U.S. Masters Swimming Online Coaching program provides regular themed practices
from qualified coaches to be posted in the USMS Workout Library. These workouts are
available to USMS members through their My USMS page.

  • The Online Coaching Subcommittee of the USMS Coaches Committee will post an
    application in the fall for the following year’s coaches.
  • The Subcommittee will recommend a coach for each position to the Coaches Committee
    in December:
    • Basic Training
    • High Volume
    • High Intensity
    • Stroke and IM
    • Open Water
    • Triathlon Training
    • Low Volume or Limited Mobility
  • The program will run for the calendar year, with selected coaches being eligible to write
    workouts for 2 consecutive years. If all coaches plan to continue in the second year and
    have performed satisfactorily, there will not be an application process for new coaches
    that year.
  • Coaches will be instructed on how to post workouts using the platform. All
    workouts will be posted using a specific workout writing format in the program and
    training will be provided. This platform is subject to change.
  • Coaches will provide at least 4 workouts per week in their content area. Workouts should
    be created in the platform by Sunday at 11 PM EST for the following week (beginning on Monday).
  • An annual stipend of $1,500 is paid in installments to those keeping up with the
    expectations of the program.
  • A coach can be removed by the Subcommittee during the year for failure to meet
    expectations or by personal choice if they are unable to fulfill the year due to unforeseen
    circumstances. In this case, the Subcommittee will be responsible for finding a
    replacement to finish out the year.