South Texas Coaches Chair
Throughout the year, various USMS committees may hold formal meetings to attend to the needs of the organization. Wherever possible, minutes of these meetings will be made available here. Keep up with what the committee is working on by reviewing the Coaches Committee minutes.
How Can I Become a USMS Certified Coach?
USMS Certification Courses are different from the USA Swimming Levels of Certification. Masters Coaches encounter a unique variety of challenges, abilities, and needs than those faced by Age Group Coaches. Level I & II are generally offered on the same day for approximately four hours each, with a break for lunch. USMS Certification prepares coaches to manage fitness swimmers, triathletes, and pool competitors. These classes cover a variety of areas such as proper technique skills for all four strokes, understanding open water training needs, writing workouts, dealing with facilities, and managing your time.
Level III focuses more on the business side of coaching. Creating a business plan for yourself, the club, and/or the facility, understanding budgets, hiring and working with asst. coaches, and many other areas that give the Coach the tools to become successful.
There are numerous Certification Courses offered throughout the country each year. Please click here to locate a class convenient for you.