30th Anniversary Celebration
Viva Las Vegas!
The “Entertainment Capital of the World.” Who’s ALL IN for a 30th Anniversary extravaganza taking place at the Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel and Casino? Join us for a high-energy, high-impact conference featuring first class Keynote Presentations, intimate round table discussions, workshop options, networking and so much more! Connect with your industry friends and colleagues at this exciting venue and be prepared for a supercharged conference experience. Elvis sightings free of charge!
Registrations will now be taken onsite
Bundle: FULL registration fee | Both Lunch and Learns | Awards Banquet | 30th Anniversary Shirt $660.00
First National Conference FULL Registration – $450.00
Second National Conference FULL Registrations – Per Person – $425.00
Three, Four, Five, etc… National Conference FULL Registrations – Per Person – $400.00
National Conference 2 Day Registration – Per Person – $375.00
Lunch and Learn (offered Sun. & Tues.) – $50 each
Awards Banquet – Theme: “Splash of Gold” – $99 p/p
30th Anniversary Shirt – $25 each
Click here to view the tshirts
**Early Bird rates end August 26th, 2018
As an exhibitor, you will be provided with the following:
(1) 10’ x 8’ pipe & drape booth
(1) 6’ x 30” table with (2) chairs
(2) Exhibitor Badges
9” x 44” white name sign
Exhibitor fee is $1,395.00
Exhibit Hall is FULL
Vendor Set up | Saturday, September 22, 2018 | 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Welcome Reception in the Vendor Hall | Saturday, September 22, 2018 | 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Tear down | Monday, September 24th, 2018 | 2:30 PM
Get your name in lights! We are offering amazing additional sponsorship opportunities. For more information please contact Lisa at Lisa@usswimschools.org
Click here for a FULL list of Exhibitors
Please see the Special Events section for more information
Sunday, September 23th, 9:20 AM – 10:25 AM
Memorable Customer Service
Ritz Carlton Leadership Center, presented by Jennifer Blackmon
Click here for Jennifer’s bio
This keynote on the Art of Anticipatory Service will drive you to think about moving good service to WOW by connecting with your customers on an emotional level. No matter the size of your organization, you can learn from the keys to Memorable Customer Service that makes The Ritz-Carlton legendary. Learn how they create guests for life and how you can too
Monday, September 24th, 9:00 AM – 10:15 AM
Marketing to the Next Generation of Mothers
Tiffany is a seasoned executive with 20 years of industry experience spanning brand marketing, marketing research, brand management, shopper marketing, multicultural marketing, and consulting. Prior to starting her own business, Trinity Pratt Marketing, LLC and joining The Mom Complex as a Senior Consultant, Tiffany held key leadership roles at Procter & Gamble, Colgate-Palmolive, and GE Capital.
Tiffany holds a MBA in Marketing from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University and a B.S in Business Management from the Krannert School of Business at Purdue University. She is also a graduate of GE Capital’s Management Development Program.
Tuesday, September 25th, 9:30 AM – 10:45 AM
The Art of Recruiting: Inspire Talent to Join Your Swim School
Paul Freed is leading a movement for companies to reclaim the “Art of Recruiting” as a way to stand out from the pack and attract talent faster. With 20 years of executive search experience filling hundreds of key positions, Paul has a front-row seat to see what works, and what doesn’t, in today’s job market. This unique insight led Paul to help companies assess and upgrade their current recruiting employment brand and candidate first impression.
Special Abilities Education Workshop | Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm |$25.00 pre-requisite online course and $219.00 All Day Workshop (includes lunch) – presented by Erin Seal Grande, Kim Walters and Angie Baker
**The Special Abilities online course must be taken prior to attending this workshop at cost of $25.
The classroom workshop is comprised of discussions, video presentations, case studies, and interactive activities. The classroom workshop will provide participants with information on various disabilities, awareness and precautions associated with those disabilities, as well as instructional strategies and effective parent communication. Participants in the Special Abilities workshop will learn about some of the most common disabilities experienced in the aquatics industry, including Autism Spectrum Disorder. The interactive activities throughout the course will allow participants to learn from each other and gain a broader perspective on teaching individuals with special abilities. The Special Abilities Course is designed to provide a wide array of information so that participants have a solid foundation on which they can develop a special abilities program for their swim school or further develop their own individual teaching skills. A Certificate of Completion will be awarded at the end of the course.
CPO® Certification Course | Saturday, September 22th, 2018 | 8:00 am – 5:00 pm | $275.00 Member Price
Earning a CPO® Certification provides individuals with a better understanding of the operator’s role in pool care, basic pool and spa maintenance and operation, and risk reduction. Widely accepted in many states as the standard of care for education, this comprehensive course includes:
- Pool Operator Primer online course (must be completed before September 20, 2018)
- Classroom course on September 22, 2018
- NSPF Pool & Spa Operator™ Handbook
- Certification fee
Certification valid for 5 years. Registration limited and closes September 5, 2018.
Lunch and Learn |Memorable Customer Service Applied with Ritz Carlton | Sunday, September 23th, 2018 |12:45 pm – 1:50 pm | $50.00
More information to come
Lunch and Learn | Recruiting workshop: How to upgrade your job description & use recruiting videos with Paul Freed | Tuesday, September 25th, 2018 | 12:15 pm – 1:20 pm | $50.00
In this interactive workshop, you will learn practical takeaways and Q&A:
- To maximize your value, bring a printout of a current job posting for your swim school
- Practical storytelling checklist process to upgrade your job description
- Recruiting video examples and how to make one for your swim school
- Inspiring ideas from other swim schools you can learn from
Q&A and examples on how to target the talent you really want
Infant Toddler Education Workshop | Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 | 8:00 am – 5:00 pm |$25.00 pre-requisite online course and $219.00 All Day Workshop (includes lunch) – presented by Kathy Hubbard, Tracy Laman, Krissy Bartlett and Debbie Sayers
**The Infant Toddler online course must be taken prior to attending this workshop for $25 fee.
The class covers:
- USSSA guidelines on swimming instruction for children under the age of 36 months;
- development of a teaching philosophy;
- professionalism and continuing education;
- health and safety concerns;
- basic child development and implications towards swimming;
- progressions and skill development;
- video of swim programs and numerous skill progressions;
- A Certificate of Completion will be awarded at the end of the course.
Flamingo Las Vegas
3555 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
$89.00 per night with the exception of Friday and Saturday night. Friday and Saturday – $194.00 per night.
Rates are based on double occupancy. Additional persons will be charged at a rate of $30.00 per person
Plus applicable taxes – currently 13.38%
$15.00 per room resort fee per day
Amenities: Unlimited local calls | 2 guest passes to the Fitness Center per day (does not include spa) | In-Room Internet access to include 2 devices per room per day.
Room Block Must to Booked by August 30th, 2018.
We highly recommend making reservations as soon as possible. Rooms are available on a first come, first served basis. Experience tells us that sleeping rooms at our group rate may sell out within 60 days (or earlier) of the conference. Please note: All meetings will be held on-site at the Flamingo.
- OUR PHILOSOPHY
- Designed to assist members with conferences fees for the US Swim Schools Association’s National Conference.
- Must be available to volunteer a minimum of 2 hours, as needed, by the Association at the conference if requested.
- Must submit this Scholarship Application form, completed in its entirety for consideration.
- Member swim school must be in good standing with dues current.
- Limited to one person per swim school. Applicant must not have received a scholarship for the 2015 or 2016 USSSA National Conference.
- Deadline to submit this form is August 1st.
**USSSA will cover meeting registration fees and ticket to the Awards Banquet. Applicant is responsible for costs associated with housing, all transportation, food and incidentals.
DEADLINE: August 15th, 2018
While in Vegas you may want to go on a Zappos Tour or take in a show!
The Zappos Tour Experience is a 90-minute guided tour that tells the story of Zappos.com and its unique culture. Learn about the company’s history, culture, and campus complete with a ball pit and product photo studio.
Please note, this tour does not deep dive into business related specifics of the company nor travel throughout the employee workspace.
Price: $10 per person
2018 iHeartRadio Music Festival Tickets
When: Friday, September 21 and Saturday, September 22, 2018
Where: T-Mobile Arena
Performing: Justin Timberlake, Fleetwood Mac, Jack White, Carrie Underwood, Mariah Carey, Imagine Dragons, Jason Aldean, Shawn Mendes, Luke Bryan, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Panic! At The Disco, Kelly Clarkson, Sam Smith, Kygo, Rae Sremmurd, Logic and more to be announced!