USMS Clinics at Hood River

Level 3 Coach Certification, Clinic Course for Coaches,
Stroke Development Clinic, and Adult Learn-to-Swim

Oregon Masters Swimming will be hosting several educational clinics in Hood River, Oregon, the weekend of October 29-30, 2022.  United States Masters Swimming Level 3 Coach Certification, Clinic Course for Coaches, Stroke Development Clinic, and Adult Learn-to-Swim Instructor Certification Courses will be available.  Oregon Masters coaches and athletes are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to be certified as a Level 3 Coach or an Adult Learn-to-Swim Instructor or participate in a Stroke Development Clinic.  Scholarships are available for current Oregon Masters Swimming members and coaches.

USMS Level 3 Master Coach Certification

U.S. Masters Swimming is hosting a USMS Level 3 Masters coach certification course on Saturday, October 29, 2022, in Hood River, Oregon.  You must have completed Levels 1&2 of the USMS Masters coach certification program and be a current USMS Member to participate in the course.

Clinic Course for Coaches

The USMS Clinic Course for Coaches, offered by USMS Club and Coach Services, instructs the Masters coach or adult learn-to-swim instructor how to conceptualize, organize and deliver a stroke development clinic (SDC).  The course consists of both a classroom and on-deck component.  The registration for the clinic course is limited to 12 coaches per class.  More information about the USMS “How-to” Clinic Course for Coaches, including the course outline, can be found on the USMS website.

Stroke Development Clinic

USMS is sponsoring a USMS stroke development and improvement clinic for swimmers of all abilities.  All four strokes will be evaluated and corrected with the use of drills and coach instruction.  Bill Brenner and local Masters coaches will be on hand to help you improve your technique and teach you drills that will enable you to continue to refine your stroke.  Swimmers are not required to swim all strokes and may work on only those strokes they choose.  All swimmers must be able to swim a minimum of 200 yards comfortably.

ALTS Certification

More than a third of adults in the United States can’t swim the length of a pool, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which puts them at risk of being one of the 10 people who drown every day in this country.  U.S. Masters Swimming’s Adult Learn-to-Swim initiative is on the front lines to change this statistic.  With education, outreach, and financial support, USMS is making more adults safer around water.

USMS’s Adult Learn-to-Swim Instructor Certification Program trains and educates swim instructors in the methods and techniques that work best for adult learners.

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