USSSA National Conference

Registrations will now be onsite

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

Exhibitor Registration

Exhibitor inclusions
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

Sponsorship Opportunities
Get your name in lights!  We are offering amazing additional sponsorship opportunities. For more information please contact Lisa at

Click here for a FULL list of Exhibitors



Saturday, September 22, 2018
Sunday, September 23, 2018
Monday, September 24, 2018
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Wednesday, September 26, 2018

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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Special Abilities Wokshop (add'l fee) Lunch included
Special Abilities Committee
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Certified Pool Operator Course (add'l fee) Lunch included
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Conference Registration
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Welcome Reception Sponsored by Proven Promotions!
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Committee Member Meeting/Reception (INVITE ONLY)
Dinner at your leisure
Schedule subject to change


Special Events

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
(888) 373-9855

Room Rates:
$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.

If you are interested in a suite please email Evea at .  Click here to view Suite options.

If you need any help with reservation please contact Evea at or D’Nette at

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. 



The US Swim School Association is proud to offer a limited number of scholarships.  Please see the requirements below. 

    • 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 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.

Zappos Tour Information

Price: $10 per person


Special pricing is also available to conference attendees for Cirque Du Soleil shows AND Blue Man group. Show reservation and transportation is on your own. Download information. Flyer here!





2018 iHeartRadio Music Festival Tickets

When:  Friday, September 21 and Saturday, September 22, 2018

Where:  T-Mobile Arena

Performing: Justin TimberlakeFleetwood MacJack WhiteCarrie UnderwoodMariah CareyImagine DragonsJason AldeanShawn MendesLuke BryanLynyrd SkynyrdPanic! At The DiscoKelly ClarksonSam SmithKygoRae SremmurdLogic and more to be announced!

Click here for more information and to purchase tickets





Sponsors and Exhibitors

Contact Us

US Swim School Association

7100 E. Cave Creek Rd., STE 109

Cave Creek, AZ  85331