Pacific Swim Coaches Clinic, NAPA CA.

January 2nd - 5th, 2020

Location: 3425 Solano Avenue Napa California 94558 USA

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Discounted Room rate is $144.00 single or double.
NAPA Valley Marriot Hotel & Spa
Address: 3425 Solano Avenue Napa California 94558 USA
Phone: +1-707-253-8600
Room reservations for the Pacific Swim Coaches Clinic are due December 20th.

If guests would like to call and make reservations they can call central Marriott Reservations at 1-888-236-2427 and just have them mention they are with the Pacific Swim Coaches Clinic 2020 at the Napa Valley Marriott so they get the group rate and are blocked under the group block.



Thursday, Jan. 2nd
5:00 PM – 9:00PM – John Leonard: Coaching the Novice Swimmer Beautifully

Friday, Jan. 3rd
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM – John Leonard: Level 2 Stroke School
Red Cross Classes: Times TBA

Saturday, Jan. 4th
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM – USA Swimming Club Leadership School 201
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM – Coach Keenan Robinson: “Discovery Dryland: Guidelines for 11-13 Age Group”
10:15 AM – 11:15 AM – Fitter and Faster Age Group Coach of the Year Megan Oesting: The Art of Curriculum:  Structure and Delivery
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM – Coach Mark Schubert: From Age Group to Senior Swimming
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM – LUNCH
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM – Coach Megan Oesting: The Toolbox of Language:  How we Produce Results in Culture and Performance
3:15 PM – 4:15 PM – Coach John Leonard on Coaching Age Group Athletes effectively. Lessons from History.
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM – Coach Keenan Robinson: “Senior Level Advancement: Changes This Quad”

Sunday, Jan. 5th
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM – Coach Bob Bowman: “The Golden Rules”
9:45 AM – 10:45 AM – Coach David Marsh: Topic TBA
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Coach Bob Bowman: “Between Trials and Games – a Guide to a Second Shave.”
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM – LUNCH
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM – Coach David Marsh: Topic TBA
2:45 PM – 3:45 PM – Coach Abi Liu: Topic TBA
4:00 PM – 5:00PM – Coach Dana Kirk: Topic TBA


USA Swimming will be presenting the Club Leadership & Business Management School 201 (CLBMS) in-person course during the upcoming Pacific Coach Clinic. CLBMS 201 is the follow-up course to the online 101 course. The approximately five hour in-person course is taught by USA Swimming staff members in an interactive, discussion based format. The course goes in depth on a variety of topics related to successful club governance for all club models. It is strongly encouraged for all club leaders whether you are the head coach, board member, board president or club owner. (Note: Attendance at this course is required prior to the second year of USA Swimming club membership)

John Leonard: John Leonard has directed ASCA since January of 1985. Coupled with his 50 years of coaching, he has become one of the best-known names in the world of swimming.
John began his coaching career in Syracuse NY, where he developed numerous national qualifiers, national Finalists and a 1976 Olympian. In 1978, he moved to Lake Forest Swim Club and Lake Forest College in Illinois, where he again developed a nationally powerful club team and USA National Team members. John is still an active coach with his SwimFast Team in Broward County, FL.
John was a founder of the World Swimming Coaches Association in 1988, and still serves on the Board of that Organization and is serving his second term as its Executive Director. He serves on multiple committees for USA Swimming, including the Olympic International Operations and International Relations Committees, and was a member of the FINA International Coaches Commission. He was named one of the 25 Most Influential People in Aquatics, by Aquatics International magazine.
An accomplished writer and editor, Leonard has authored over 1000 articles on the sport of swimming, written four books on swimming, and edited four others, in addition to making clinic presentation in 38 countries around the world.
Keenan Robinson: Keenan Robinson joined USA Swimming as the Sports Medicine & Science Director in 2016.
Keenan is responsible for evaluating injury epidemiology in National Team swimmers, identifying risk factors, and streamlining medical care for Team USA swimmers to reduce training time loss or surgical procedures.
An NATABOC certified athletic trainer and NSCA certified strength and conditioning coach, Keenan brings 15 years of direct swimming support at the club (North Baltimore Aquatic Club), university (Michigan and Arizona State), and international level. He has served on Olympic and World Championship medical staffs, bringing a unique skill set to the sport through both performance and medicine.
Keenan is believed to be the only strength coach to have programmed and coached three different swimmers to World Championship titles while they were in high school, college, and then post-graduate careers. He has provided day-to-day performance medicine care for teams across the USA Swimming membership spectrum that have won Sectional, Junior National, NCAA, and National titles. Keenan also serves on the 8-member USOC Sports Medicine Standards Advisory Group.
Keenan’s extensive experience in evaluating and implementing physiological and biological measures have led to performance improvements in swimming. As a sought-after keynote speaker, he has presented at NATA, ACSM, NSCA, ACBSP, and the AMSSM national conference.
Keenan is a proud father of two amazing children, 5 year old Regan Molly and 2 year old Roch Ignatius.
He has been published in the Journal of Athletic Training, Current Sports Medicine Reports, and is in the process of co-authoring of two text books. He enjoys training for power lifting, cooking, and all Detroit sports.
David Marsh: a top-level coach of elite swimmers for over 30 years who guided the 2016 U.S. Women’s Olympic Team to 16 medals, was named the head coach of the University of California San Diego swimming program on in June 2017. Prior to this, Marsh spent 10 years as the CEO and Director of Coaching of SwimMAC Carolina. Within that structure, Marsh established and coached Team Elite, which included an impressive list of professional swimmers, generating 14 Olympians for the 2008, 2012 and 2016 Olympics that compiled 11 gold, 2 silver and 1 bronze medals.
Marsh was an assistant coach on the 2000, 2008 and 2012 Olympic staffs, and involved in numerous other competitions around the globe. He was named USA Swimming’s Developmental Coach of the Year in 2013 and 2014 for his work with SwimMAC. Prior to SwimMAC, Marsh developed Auburn University’s swim team into a national powerhouse, including winning the school’s first NCAA championship. Coach Marsh was inducted into the ASCA Hall of Fame in 2010.
Bob Bowman: mentor of the world’s most decorated Olympian and two-time Big Ten Coach of the Year, was named Arizona State head men’s and women’s swimming coach prior to the 2015-16 season. He earned his third conference Coach of the Year honor in 2016-17, named Pac-12 Men’s Swimming Coach of the Year.
Bowman is the third head coach in ASU history to direct both the men and women’s swimming teams, and is the sixth head coach of the men’s program and the seventh of the women’s program.
Bowman is the longtime coach of the most decorated Olympian of all time Michael Phelps and was named the head men’s coach for Team USA at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. He also served as the assistant coach in the previous three Summer Olympics, including 2004 in Athens, 2008 in Beijing, and 2012 in London. He was the U.S. men’s head coach at the 2007, 2009 and 2013 FINA World Championships and was an assistant at the 2001, 2003, 2005 and 2011 World Championships. Bowman’s swimmers have set 43 world records and more than 50 American records under his guidance.

Megan Oesting: An ASCA Level 5 certified coach, Megan created the Eastern Iowa Swim Federation from a local community team in 2016. Since then she’s expanded to three sites, rewritten over two thirds of the previous team records, broken and reset over 40 Iowa Swimming records, posted over 25 Top 100 All Time National Age Group swims, half of which were in the top 10, including 1 National Age Group Record. She was a 2018 Top 10 finalist for the ASCA National Age Group Coach of the Year award, and won the National Age Group Coach of the Year award in 2019.
She appears in USA Swimming’s Foundations of Coaching 101/201 coaching education videos, and was featured in the February 2018 Swimming World Magazine Special Sets. She was selected as Head Coach of the 2019 USA Swimming Southern Zone Select Camp in Louisville, KY, assisted at the USA Swimming Leadership Summit Camp for 2019 and assisted at the 2018 USA Swimming National Girls Select Camp at the Olympic Training Center. She was selected to speak at the Legends of Texas and Fischers, IN Coaches Clinics, as well as University of Iowa student business organizations as an expert on communication and empowerment. She is a part of the USA Swimming Women in Leadership conference, the National Team Coaches Conference and an active member of the USA Swimming National Team Alumni Association.

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