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pwolf66
May 28th, 2009, 02:04 PM
Does anyone know if there are any specific certification requirements for becoming a Masters coach? I'm currently a USA-S registered coach and was curious about if an official Masters coaching certification program existed.

Ahelee Sue Osborn
May 28th, 2009, 02:19 PM
Does anyone know if there are any specific certification requirements for becoming a Masters coach? I'm currently a USA-S registered coach and was curious about if an official Masters coaching certification program existed.

Funny you should ask this question...

There is a Masters School which has been offered by ASCA (American Swim Coaches Assn.)
http://www.swimmingcoach.org

at the World Clinic each year in September. The book has been long in need of updating.

The update is now in progress!

At The ASCA World Clinic, there is always a Masters Track offered as well.
http://www.swimmingcoach.org/worldclinic/asca2009

Combine this with the regularly offered ASCA certification and other various timely technique presentations, and you will be well on your way to valuable swim coaching knowledge to serve your masters membership.

Perhaps Chris Colburn will address the state of a specific Masters Swim Coach Certification.

coachchris
June 4th, 2009, 06:07 PM
Perhaps Chris Colburn will address the state of a specific Masters Swim Coach Certification.

As part of a partnership between U.S. Masters Swimming and ASCA, a subcommittee of the Coaches Committee is currently reworking the Masters Coaches Certification, as well as the Level I Masters content (formerly known as The Masters School). This content will be rolled out to the public in late Summer or early Fall. The next step in the process will include the addition of Masters-specific content for the ASCA levels 2-5 schools, but this step is in the very preliminary stages. If you have more questions about this, please contact me directly at coaches AT usms DOT org.