ASCA World Clinic 2015 – Cleveland

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2015 Exhibit Hall Map

Exhibit Hall Schedule

Wednesday, Sept. 9 Exhibit Hall opening – 8:20 to 10 PM.
Welcome Party in the Exhibit Hall.
Thursday, Sept. 10 Exhibit Hall opening – 9:30 AM. Closing – 4:30 PM.
(Awards Dinner at 6 PM Reception)
Friday, Sept. 11 Exhibit Hall opening – 9:30 AM. Closing – 4:30 PM.
Saturday, Sept. 12 Exhibit Hall opening – 9:30 AM. Closing – 1:30 PM.
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Program Schedule (as of September 8th, 2015)

Additional Educational Opportunities before, during and after the 2015 World Clinic are also available at an additional cost (shown below in blue).

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Certified Pool Operator® Certification – $300

8 to 5 PM.
This is an all-inclusive Certified Pool Operator® by the National Swimming Pool Foundation® and is the most recognized and nationally accepted course of its kind. Your cost of $300 includes all your books and materials with six month access to the online certification prerequisite class that must be completed before admission. It also includes the certification test that will be administered at the end of class. Upon successful completion of your certification exam, your CPO® certificate is good for five years. A $50 discount will be given to each student who is from an organization with two or more participants. Contact instructor Deborah Swanson to register at: coachswan@aquatic-ed.com or (910) 987-2193.

8:00 am – 12:00 pm Age Group Sports Psychology* Coach John Leonard
ASCA
8:00 am – 12:00 pm Dryland Training For Teens* Coach Vern Gambetta
8:00 am – 5:00 pm ASCA Level 5: Administration School* Coach Paris Jacobs
Machine Aquatics
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Character First* Coach Don Heidary
Orinda Aquatics
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm How to Write Workouts* Coach Guy Edson
ASCA

CSCAA (College) Track

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Generating Endowment Funds Coach Wally Morton
Cleveland State
2:15 pm – 3:15 pm The Crisis in NCAA Scholarship Swimming Coach Bill Wadley
Ohio State University
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Training Female Sprinters Coach Whitney Hite
University of Wisconsin
4:30 pm – 5:00 pm Questions and Open Forum
*Separate Registration Required

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

8:00 am – 12:00 pm Dryland Training for Age Groupers: Building Strength, Stability and an Athletic Foundation* Coach Charlie Hoolihan
Pelican Athletic Club
8:00 am – 5:00 pm ASCA Level 2: Stroke School* Coach David Krotiak
Fox Valley Swim Team
8:00 am – 5:00 pm ASCA Level 3: Physiology School* Dr. Josh White
University of Michigan
9:00 am – 4:00 pm SwimAmerica Conference*
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm ASCA Level 4: Leadership School* Coach Pat Hogan
USA Swimming
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Working with Difficult, Challenging Children* Coach Helen Morris
Australia
1:00 pm – 6:00 pm All About Swimming: Training, Stroke, Brain Waves, and Training Them on Land and in the Water* Coach Eddie Reese
University of Texas

CSCAA (College) Track

8:00 am – 9:30 am CSCAA Intro & Orientation
Panel with Coaches Whitney Hite, Carol Capitani, and Brian Holloway
9:45 am – 10:45 am Challenges for NCAA Swimming Jack Swarbrick (Confirmed Tentative)
Notre Dame Athletic Director
11:00 am – 12:00 pm CSCAA Business Meeting
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm From Worst to First Coach Brian Peresie
University of Akron
2:45 pm – 3:45 pm Belief, Expectation, and Peak Performance Coach Carol Capitani
University of Texas
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Different Training Concepts Coach Braden Holloway
NC State
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm ASCA Board Meeting
7:00 pm – 8:15 pm Keynote: Looking Towards 2016
SPECIAL NOTE: Coach Busch will Announce the 2016 USA Head Olympic Coaches in this talk and they will each also speak!
Coach Frank Busch
USA National Team Director
8:30 pm – 10:00 pm Welcome Party in the Exhibit Hall
*Separate Registration Required

Thursday, September 10, 2015

8:00 am – 12:00 pm Masters Level 1 School* Coach Scott Bay (Blu Frog Masters) and Bill Brenner (USMS)
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Masters Level 2 School* Coach Scott Bay (Blu Frog Masters) and Bill Brenner (USMS)
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Special Seminar with Coach Jon Rudd, Plymouth Leander Swimming (UK)* Limited to FIRST 30 Registrants!
7:00 am – 8:00 am Learning to Use Your USA Swimming Club Dashboard: A Tutorial Waltz through the System Coach Tom Avischious
USA Swimming
8:30 am – 9:30 am The Development of Breaststroke Olympic Gold Medalist Ruta Meilutyte Coach Jon Rudd
Plymouth Leander Swimming (UK)
10:15 am – 11:15 am The True Story of Michael Phelps: Maximum Capacity Coach Bob Bowman
Arizona State University
11:30 am – 12:30 pm Counsilman Memorial Lecture:
What We Can Learn From Chinese Diving
Rett Larson
EXOS Athlete’s Performance Institute CHINA
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm LUNCH BREAK
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm TeamUnify presents OnDeck 2.0 – The revolutionary mobile application for swimming.
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm World Swimming Coaches Association Board & Invited Guests
(can run longer as necessary)
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm TeamUnify presents MainSet – Tools that elevate coaching performance. Join us for a demonstration, tasting of Central Oregon beers, and great giveaways.

Age Group Track

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm 2014 Age Group Coach of the Year Coach Beth Winkowski
Dynamo Swim Club
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm What I Learned Coaching at Summer Camp Coach Mary Anne Gerzanick-Liebowitz
4:45 pm – 5:45 pm Coaching in a Rural Community Coach David Berkoff
Missoula Aquatic Club

High School Track

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Motivating High School Students to Be the Best that They Can Be Coach Todd Larkin
St. Xavier High School
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Publicizing Your Program Coach John Casadia
Vineland High School
4:45 pm – 5:45 pm Non-Teacher Coach in a High School? Challenges and Solutions Coach Eve Julian
Ottawa Hills High School

Senior Track

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm 3 Peak Backstroke Coach Ernie Maglischo
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Cultural Change: Challenges & Opportunities Coach Bob Bowman
Arizona State University
4:45 pm – 5:45 pm What We Learned in a Survey of the Top 24 Athletes and Coaches at Junior Nationals Coach Jon Sakovich
Bolles School Sharks
6:30 pm – 7:00 pm 2015 Awards Reception
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm 2015 ASCA Awards Banquet and Hall of Fame Coaches Induction Ceremony (Ticket required)
*Separate Registration Required

Friday, September 11, 2015

2:30 pm – 5:30 pm Special Seminar with Coach Wayne Goldsmith, Australia* Limited to FIRST 30 Registrants!
7:00 am – 8:00 am Learning to Use Your USA Swimming Club Dashboard: A Tutorial Waltz through the System Coach Tom Avischious
USA Swimming
8:00 am – 9:00 am The Preparation of Katie Ledecky Coach Bruce Gemmell
2014 ASCA Coach of the Year
9:15 am – 10:15 am ASCA Business Meeting & Board Election
With a Presentation by: Travis Tygart, US Anti-Doping Agency
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Soft Skills and Coaching Swimming: Turning Swimmers into Complete Athletes Coach Wayne Goldsmith
Australia
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm LUNCH BREAK
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm TeamUnify presents OnDeck 2.0 – The revolutionary mobile application for swimming.
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm FORMATION MEETING – World Swimming Association – Open.
(can run longer as necessary)
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm FORMATION MEETING – Professional Swimmers Association
(can run longer as necessary)
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm TeamUnify presents MainSet – Tools that elevate coaching performance. Join us for a demonstration, tasting of Central Oregon beers, and great giveaways.

Age Group Track

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Coaching Principles for a Successful Youth Program Coach Jon Rudd
Plymouth Leander Swimming (UK)
2:45 pm – 3:45 pm Creating a Cohesive Coaching Team Coaches Beth Winkowski and Jason Turcotte, Dynamo Swim Club
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Developing a Team with the Financially Disadvantaged Members of a Community Coach Cathy Manthey
Valley Splash

Business of Swimming Track

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm The Business of Swimming: Your Top 10 Questions Answered Coach Wayne Goldsmith
Australia
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Administration of a Large USA Swimming Program: Keys to Success Coach Paris Jacobs
Machine Aquatics
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm What You Need to Know to Own Your Own Facility Travis Stensby
Counsilman-Hunsaker

High School Track

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Internal and External Marketing of Your Swim Program Coach Todd Larkin
St. Xavier High School
2:45 pm – 3:45 pm How and Why to Create a Team Handbook Coach Eve Julian
Ottawa Hills High School
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm How to Prepare and Run a Large Meet So It Looks Easy Coach Peter Hugo
Great Neck Schools, New York

Masters Track

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Differences in Training Masters Jillian Wilkins
Blu Frog Masters
2:45 pm – 3:45 pm Growing a Program with Triathletes Rich Axtell
Minuteman Masters
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Getting a Team of Adults to Travel Chad Durieux
Rose Bowl Aquatics

Senior Track

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Training at Altitude Todd Schmitz
Colorado Stars
2:45 pm – 3:45 pm The Breaststroke Armstroke: Is it a Pull, or a Scull? Coach Ernie Maglischo
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm The Coaching and Attainment of GRIT, Part I Coach Jim Richardson
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Live Screening of Touch the Wall:
Against the backdrop of the London Olympics, multiple-Gold Medalist Missy Franklin and training partner Kara Lynn Joyce redefine what it means to win.
*Separate Registration Required

Saturday, September 12, 2015

8:00 am – 12:00 pm SwimAmerica Program Director & Site Supervisor Training* Julie Nitti
SwimAmerica
8:00 am – 5:30 pm USA Swimming Build a Pool Conference* (Continues Sunday.) Sue Nelson
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Special Seminar with Coach Bill Sweetenham, Australia* Limited to FIRST 30 Registrants!
8:30 am – 9:30 am The Changing of the World Scene of Swimming: What Do We Want for Our Sport? Coach Bill Sweetenham (Australia), Craig Lord (SwimVortex) and Coach George Block (WSCA)
10:00 am – 11:00 am Leadership: The Process ASCA Fellows Class of 2013
11:30 am – 12:30 pm The Cultural Headwind Coach Don Heidary
Orinda Aquatics
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm LUNCH BREAK
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm The Coaching and Attainment of GRIT, Part II Coach Jim Richardson
3:15 pm – 4:15 pm Video Analysis of Today’s World Class Best and How It Relates to Age Group Swimming Coach Scott Colby, USA Swimming, and Coach Ira Klein, Sarasota Swim Academy

High School Track

9:00 am – 10:00 am Ohio High School Swim Coaches Association Meeting Jeff Wobser
Findlay High School Swimming & Diving
10:00 am – 10:50 am National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association Meeting Arvel McElroy
NISCA President
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm How to Get All Your Swimmers to Swim in College
3:15 pm – 4:15 pm The High School Program at Bolles School Coach Jon Sakovich
Bolles School Sharks

Masters Track

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Masters Business: Directing a Large Masters Meet and Adult Swim Lessons as a Revenue Stream Jillian Wilkins
Blu Frog Masters
3:15 pm – 4:15 pm One Pool with Diverse Workouts Rich Axtell
Minuteman Masters
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Putting on Clinics for Masters Swimmers Chad Durieux
Rose Bowl Aquatics
*Separate Registration Required

Sunday, September 13, 2015

8:00 am – 12:00 pm Working Successfully with Swimming Parents* Coach Guy Edson
ASCA
8:00 am – 12:00 pm So, You Want to be a College Coach?* Coach Joel Shinofield
CSCAA
8:00 am – 12:00 pm Certified Stroke Technician Course* Coach John Leonard
ASCA
8:00 am – 1:30 pm USA Swimming Build a Pool Conference* (Continued from Saturday.) Sue Nelson
*Separate Registration Required

Hotel Reservations

Comfort Inn Downtown Cleveland
1800 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44115
(216) 861-0001

Room Rates: Single/Double at $129 per Night plus tax. (3-night minimum required.)
Complimentary WiFi and hot breakfast included in rate.

Courtesy block of ten rooms available until August 26th, approximately 9 blocks away from the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel. Note: Coaches must call (216) 861-0001 and state that they are with ASCA to qualify for the room rate above.

Comfort Inn Downtown

Renaissance Cleveland Hotel
24 Public Square
Cleveland, OH 44113
(216) 696-5600

Room Rates: Single/Double at $119 per Night.
Rate available 09/04/15 to 09/14/15.
Book by 08/12/15.

This sophisticated downtown Cleveland hotel is located on Public Square and is connected to Tower City Center’s exclusive boutiques, restaurants and cinema. Within walking distance to Progressive Field, Quicken Loans Arena and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the Renaissance’s luxury hotel in Cleveland, Ohio features vaulted ceilings, high arched windows and a beautiful marble fountain.

A city landmark, the iconic Hotel Cleveland was built in 1918 and its architecture reflects Cleveland’s unique style and rich history. Plush, spacious, newly renovated rooms with well-appointed and upscale amenities await guests at this luxury Cleveland, Ohio hotel.

Note: The Renaissance Cleveland Hotel room block has ended (hotel is completely sold out for Tuesday and Wednesday, September 8th and 9th). Additional rooms may be available, but not reserved through ASCA.

Overflow Hotel Reservation Information

Cleveland Marriott Downtown
127 Public Square, Cleveland, OH 44114
(216) 696-9200

Room Rates: Single/Double at $119 per Night.
Rate available 09/08/15 to 09/13/15.
Booking cut-off date extended to Monday, August 17th, 2015.

Note: The Cleveland Marriott Downtown Overflow Hotel room block has ended (hotel is completely sold out for Tuesday and Wednesday, September 8th and 9th). Additional rooms may be available, but not reserved through ASCA.

Why Cleveland? Cleveland ROCKS!

As the year before the 2016 Olympics in Rio, we expect an exciting program, with special sections devoted to International swimming (headlined by USA National Team Director Frank Busch as our keynote speaker) and Wayne Goldsmith from Australia, as well as many other international notables. Our College swimming program in conjunction with the CSCAA will continue to expand as well as our NISCA/ASCA section since we’re in Ohio, one of the hotbeds of high school competition. And as always, we’ll have plenty of meat and potatoes talks for our age group coaches.

ASCA prides itself on providing the best clinic program possible AND making it affordable for the broadest reach of coaches to be able to attend. Cleveland (and Washington DC) are the northeast region’s best options for great hotel properties that can provide the vast amount of meeting space we need and quality sleeping rooms at reasonable rates.

Cleveland is within 6 hours driving distance of 50% of the ASCA membership and we have negotiated excellent rates for our attending members.

Cleveland is a growing and thriving city with many interesting cultural destinations. We hope you’ll build in time to visit some of the great institutions below. See you in Cleveland in September, 2015!

Visiting the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Alive and vibrant, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland is a massive 150,000 square foot museum featuring 7 floors exalting the passion of rock and roll. The Beatles, Metallica, U2, and the Rolling Stones are just a few of the many bands highlighted in Cleveland. The museum includes 4 theatres for films, special events, and constantly changing exhibits.

Visiting the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

The 183 acre Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is one of the most well-known mid-sized zoos in the country. Divided into several areas, including the Rainforest, the African Savanna, the Northern Trek, and the Australian Adventure, the zoo offers a variety of exhibits for visitors. The Rainforest is one of the most popular exhibits, as it is one of the largest indoor tropical environments in the entire world.

Visiting the Cleveland Museum of Art

With over 30,000 art exhibits ranging 5,000 years, visitors will be thrilled with the variety available to them at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Masterpieces form every continent hang on the walls of the museum, which is located in the Wade Park District. Free admission to the general public to the fifteen departments holding a variety of world renowned collections is sure to inspire visitors.

Visiting the West Side Indoor Market

The historic West Side Indoor Market is one of the largest of its kind. The market is home to over 100 ethnically diverse vendors. Merchants will enchant you with wonderful meat, vegetables, seafood, and delectable treats, as well as formal shopping options. The market’s arcade might entice a younger audience, but the traditional and historic Cleveland landmark will be sure to attract everyone of all ages.

About the ASCA World Clinic

The ASCA World Clinic is in its 47th year in 2015. It is a World Clinic in terms of attendees (over 30 nations are represented) and scope, with educational programs ranging from learn-to-swim to education about training Olympians and Masters swimmers.

Seminars on athlete training, research, program administration and operation, bio-mechanics and coaching philosophy are all a part of this remarkable annual event. Attendees can choose among lectures, workshops, classes, and poster presentations. There are over 300 hours of educational content to choose from.

The coaches who attend the World Clinic are the thought leaders in our profession. Up to 20% are international, more than 50% are Head Coaches, and the leading high school coaches and Division I NCAA coaches attend, as well as USA Swimming club coaches. In 2015, increased college presence will be felt, as the College Swimming Coaches Association of America greatly expands its programming and expected attendance. In total, between 1500 and 2000 coaches have attended each year during the past decade.

It’s a large, diverse crowd with one thing in common: they are either the leaders in our sport, or they aspire to be in the future. They make a substantial commitment to their professional development by attending the ASCA World Clinic.