Central States Clinic and ASCA Schools – Oak Brook, IL


Established in 1981, the Central States Clinic is the most comprehensive and personalized coaches’ clinic in the United States. This is an excellent clinic exclusively for the education and advancement of coaches and swimmers. This clinic is sanctioned by ASCA. Attendance earns you 20 points toward ASCA Coaches Certification Program.

The Eastern and Central States Clinics are the largest and most respected privately run clinics in the United States. This clinic offers you a special opportunity to be with top age group and university coaches as well as ASCA and required USA club certification courses. The 2017 Clinic proudly offers the following prestigious line-up of speakers and the opportunity to meet and work with Olympic swimmers.

  • Bob Bowman
    Currently the Head Coach of Men & Women at ASU, Bob was Men’s Head Coach for the ’16 Rio Games. Bob is one of our country’s most respected swimming coaches, a passionate teacher of the sport & long time coach of Michael Phelps. Michael holds 7 world records, 23 Olympic gold medals 3 silver & 2 bronze. After 4 years as Men’s Head Coach at the Univ. of Michigan & Club Wolverine where led the Michigan men to 4 top 8 NCAA finishes including 6 NCAA individual champions, Bob returned to NBAC to be the Head Coach and CEO. Bob was Asst. Men’s Olympic Coach in ’04, ’08 & ’12. He was Head Coach at ’07, ’09 & ’13 World Championships & Asst. in ’01,’03, ’05, & ’11. His swimmers hold 43 World records & 50 American records. Bob has been USA Swimming Golden Goggles Coach of the Year 4 times, USA Swimming Coach of the Year 6 times, ASCA Coach of the Year 5 times & Developmental Coach of the Year in ‘02. In 2016, Bob was inducted into the Swimming Hall of Fame.
  • Dave Marsh
    Dave was Women’s Head Coach for the ‘16 Rio Games, having been Asst. Olympic Coach in ’96, ’00 & ’12. Dave is the Head Elite Coach & CEO of SwimMac. Formerly Head Men’s & Women’s Coach at Auburn, Dave rewrote collegiate swimming history when both his men & women won NCAA Championships back to back in ’03 & ‘04. Previously, his men had won in ’97, ’99 & his women in ‘02. Dave has coached more than 30 Olympians & 85 NCAA champions. He was voted NCAA Coach of the Year 9 times & SEC Coach of the Year 13 times. Dave began his swimming career in 10th grade & went on to be ranked 6th in the world. In the 80’s he was Head Coach at Dynamo Swim Club & coached 2 high school teams. Dave has been a National Team coach 7 times & was ’14 USA Swimming Developmental Coach of the Year.
  • Mark Schubert
    Mark is one of the most recognizable, influential & respected coaches in the world of swimming. He has been Head Olympic Coach 8 times between 1980 through 2008. He was USA Swimming’s National Team Head Coach in ’09 -’10. In his 35 years of coaching, he has placed 33 swimmers on 8 Olympic teams. His athletes have won 20 gold, 11 silver & 2 bronze medals in Olympic competition and have broken 30 world & 148 American records. While at Texas and USC, his teams won 3 NCAA titles. Mark has been named Coach of the Year by 5 different organizations and was inducted into the Swimming Hall of Fame in ’97. Most recently, Mark was Head Coach/CEO of Golden West Swim Club in Huntington, CA until he accepted the position of Assoc. Head Coach at Mission Viejo to continue the culture of excellence after the retirement of Head Coach Bill Rose.
  • Dave Durden
    Voted ‘16 USA Swimming & ASCA Coach of the Year & as Head Coach for Men at UC Berkeley Dave has led the team to NCAA titles in ’11, ’12, ’14 & 4 runner up finishes. He has been named Pac-12 Coach of the Year 6 times & NCAA Coach of the Year 4 times with his teams consistently in the top 3 of the Pac-12. In ‘16, Dave was appointed Asst. Olympic Coach with Cal qualifying 6 individuals for the Rio Games. Adrian, Murphy, Ervin, Prenot, Shields & Pebley brought home 8 gold, 1 silver & 3 bronze medals. In ’12, he coached 3 time Olympic Gold medalist & American record-holder, Nathan Adrian, and coached Anthony Ervin to an Olympic comeback in London. Dave was formerly the Head Coach at Maryland for 2 years & an Asst. Coach at Auburn for 3 years. He was Head Olympic Coach for Panama at the ’04 Games and ’03 Pan-Pac Games.
  • Jackie Berning Ph.D., RD, CSSD
    Always a favorite at our clinics, Jackie is an exercise physiologist/Registered Dietitian with a Ph.D. in nutrition & is a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD). She has worked with USA Swimming advising the coaches, athletes, & sports medicine staff as to nutritional needs of athletes in training & competition. She has traveled with our national teams & was the nutritional consultant for the Denver Broncos for 25 years and Rockies & the Cleveland Indians. She is currently the sport dietitian for US Lacrosse. She has co-authored Nutrition for Sport & Exercise & Training Nutrition. Jackie teaches nutrition to swimmers at developmental camps & has developed materials geared directly for swimmers, coaches, & parents. Jackie was awarded the Outstanding Teaching Award at U of Colorado 3 times.
  • Kelsi Worrell
    Kelsi finished 1st in the 100 Fly at ’16 Olympic trials to earn her 1st Olympic Games berth. At the Games, she won gold as a member of the 400MR & finished 8th in the 100 Fly. At ’16 SC Worlds, she won 4 gold medals & 3 silver. After breaking her own American record in the 100 Fly, Kelsi had a head on collision in the warm down pool requiring stitches & returned 15 minutes later to swim the 400MR and help set a new championship record. While at the Univ. of Louisville, Kelsi was a four-time NCAA champion & the first woman to break the 50-second barrier in the 100 fly. At the ‘15 Duel in the Pool, she was a member of the world record setting 400MR & broke her second American record in the 100 fly. She earned her first international gold at the ‘15 Pan Am Games setting a championship record.
  • Nathan Adrian
    A favorite at our East coast clinic, Nathan qualified for his 3rd Olympic Games in ’16 by winning the 50 & 100 free at trials. He has won a total of 11 Olympic medals, including gold in the 400 FrR & 400 MR in ‘16. He also won gold in the 100 Free & 400 MR in ‘12 & the 400 FrR in ‘08. At World Championships ’15, ’11 & ’09, he won 4 golds, 2 silvers & 1 bronze in individual & relay events. At Pan Pacs in ’10 & ’14, he won 4 golds, 1 silver & 1 bronze. At short course worlds in ’08, he was part of the world record setting 400 FrR, holds 2 American records & 1 SC meet record. While at Cal, Nathan was NCAA champion in the 50 & 100 Free in ‘11 & ’09, and champion in the 50 in ‘10. Nathan is one of our country’s most decorated athletes.

ASCA Schools & USA Swimming courses will be held prior to the clinic at the

Oak Brook Marriot Hotel
1401 West 22nd Street
Oak Brook, llinois 60523 USA

ASCA Schools

THURSDAY May 18 | 1 pm – 5 pm
Dryland for Age Group Swimmers – $50.00

This course is how you select age & ability appropriate exercises to create fruitful routines that will improve athletic ability, mental toughness, & a winning attitude. This course is NOT about the thousands of exercise descriptions readily available in books, dvd’s & on line. We will present an intelligent program & an explicit philosophy of dryland training for the different age groups. We want to understand the differences between coordination, balance, core, power, & strength routines & when each is appropriate. You’re going to come away with many practical & philosophical ideas. Manual included. (15 education credits)

THURSDAY May 18 | 6 pm – 10 pm
Coaching the Developmental Swimmer – 9 Yr Olds to High School – $50.00

This course is designed for both the newer coach & the experienced coach. If you are new, this is going to give you what you need to know about making meaningful progress with developing swimmers. If you are an experienced or a head coach you are going to gain a valuable resource for training your staff. This course will help you if you have novice level swimmers who swim ugly freestyle, sit-down-in-the-water backstroke, unrecognizable breaststroke & non-existent butterfly or if they float off the wall with the streamlining of a bean bag & if some are listening to their parents instead of you, the rest are underwater & you have 26 kids like this all by yourself. This is about managing the group & managing your time, fundamental progressions for each of the strokes, managing parents, keeping your patience, having fun, & making real progress with young swimmers. (5 education credits)

FRIDAY May 19 | 9 am – 5 pm | ASCA Level 3 Physiology School – $75.00

This course includes fundamental physiology, energy systems, nutrition, & principles of training during the first half. This “core knowledge” provides the basis from which a coach creates a season training plan & writes daily workouts. The second half of this course covers designing a season training plan & writing workouts. We will outline a high school season, a senior middle distance program (discussing differences in sprinting & distance) & design a complete season training plan for an age group team. We will also talk about weekly & daily workout design & managing the workout to make use of every minute. Level 3 manual is included. (15 education credits)

FRIDAY May 19 | 6 pm – 8 pm | Creating Team Leadership – $50.00

This course is for both coaches & athletes & covers what is leadership, what types of leaders are there, what are the responsibilities of leadership & how does leadership grow? These are the core topics to be discussed. Presented as a discussion, rather than a lecture, the goal is to provide athletes with a clear picture of leadership & the tools for creating a leadership oriented swim team.

SATURDAY May 20 | 6 pm – 9 pm
SwimAmerica Program Director and Site Supervisor Training

Call Julie Nitti @ 800-356-2722 to register.

SATURDAY May 20 | 9 am – Noon
Issues & Solutions for Parents of Age Group Swimmers – $50.00

Discussed will be the role of the parent, athlete & coach: How each is an integral part of swimming success & life skills success & why each must be in correct balance with the others. Why forming a partnership with the coach is important, how to do it & how to make it work in the long term. Too often we do not think of this critical relationship as a partnership. This discussion is presented by a 40 year career coach who is also a consultant to coaches & parents, & who also was a swim parent but never coached his own child, preferring to fill the role of her parent instead.

Clinic Venue

Oak Brook Marriott Hotel
1401 West 22nd Street
Oak Brook, Illinois 60523
(630) 573-8555

Recent attendee’s say:

“Some of the best insights to coaching that I have ever seen. Team development and training information was excellent.”

Come to this clinic and make your program better than ever!

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2017 Central States Swim Clinic and ASCA Schools