Coaching

Coach Certification Scholarship

USMS is holding a Level 1 & 2 coach certification course in McLean on Friday, September 5. The cost for the Level 1 & 2 certification is $180, or $160 if the participant has registered with USMS under a coach membership. To encourage certification and help defray the cost for our members, the Virginia LMSC is offering scholarships to attend the course in McLean, with the following details:

  • Scholarships will cover 50% of the certification cost for Level 1 & 2 certification for the Sept. 5 session in McLean
  • To receive a scholarship, the applicant must meet the criteria for the course (e.g. USMS membership) and be registered for USMS through the Virginia LMSC
  • Applicants do not need to be active coaches. Many people who are swimmers use the Level 1 & 2 certification to give them the knowledge and confidence to become Masters coaches
  • Scholarships will be limited to 8 and will be awarded on a first come first served basis for anyone who meets the criteria above, except no more than two scholarships per club

More information about the USMS Coaching Certification program can be found here. There is also a complete schedule of certification classes.

To request a scholarship, please send an email message to Patty Miller, Virginia LMSC Chair (pmillerswmr@gmail.com), copying Shirley-Loftus Charley, Virginia LMSC Registrar (charleys@cfw.com), with the following information:

  • Name
  • USMS membership number
  • USMS club, if any
  • Whether you have registered as a USMS recognized coach (not required)

Note: The McLean clinic is limited to 40 participants, so act fast. Registration for the clinic is separate from requesting a scholarship from the LMSC. Use this link to register for the clinic through USMS.

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