Dec 16, 2022 - Dec 16, 2022 Virtual Special Abilities Educational Workshop

Special Abilities Education Workshop – Virtual (members only)

The class covers:

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.

Instructors:  Kim Walters, Stony Creek Swim School

Date:  December 16, 2022
Time – 6:00 am – 12:00 pm PST
Duration – 6 1/2 hours (time for short breaks will be provided)
Workshop fee:  $125.00

**We expect all participants to be on video.  If this is an issue please contact the office.

***The Special Abilities online course must be taken prior to attending this workshop.

****To get your certificate you need to complete the online pre-req course; we expect all participants to be on camera during the virtual course but if unable to be on camera during any portion they need to reach out to the USSSA office prior for approval; attention should be focused on course presenter and materials – not on other tasks; attendees should be engage and participate in all breakout sessions; attendees should be prepared for roll call at the start and a various points throughout the workshop to confirm engagement. If it’s determined that attendees were not engaged for 1 and a half hours or more, USSSA reserves the right to not issue a certificate. (that’s about 25% of the time)


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Jan 11, 2023 - Jan 11, 2023

USSSA Webinar: Where to Grow Before You Go: Developing Your Succession Plan sponsored by HINGE Advisors (members only)

Maybe selling your business is the last thing on your mind, maybe it’s in the back of your mind, or maybe it’s the first thing on your mind when you arrive Monday morning and three staff members have called in sick. No matter where you are in your business life cycle, opportunities are best acted on when you operate like a company poised for action. Join HINGE Advisors Kathy Ligon and Nan Rikard for an eye-opening discussion on where you should be investing in your company now to maximize its value for the future.

1. Learn the four main ways to effectively grow your business: internal growth, acquisition, divestiture, and development.
2. Understand what factors determine the value of your business.
3. Discover what actions you can take now to maximize your school’s value.
4. Find out what you should start preparing now for a successful sale in the future.

Speaker: Kathy Ligon

Kathy Ligon is the Founder and CEO of HINGE Early Education Advisors. Trained as a public accountant, Kathy has a unique 35+ year background in educational operations. Early on, she directed growth management for a growing educational organization helping the company multiply from five to 125 sites operating in several states in the Southeast. In 2003, Kathy formed the early education advisory firm now known as HINGE Advisors where she and her team have successfully aided the sale of more than 200 school transactions.

Speaker: Nan Rikard

Nan Rikard is the founder and former owner of Big Blue Marble Academy (BBMA), one of the nation’s largest early education providers. She has spent her entire career in early care and education, forming BBMA to serve community-based early childhood care, after school programs and language enrichment programs. Now, Nan has joined HINGE as a Transaction Advisor and is focused on helping swim school owners gain maximum value for the businesses they’ve built, just as she did.

Date: January 11, 2023
Time – 9:00 am Pacific
Duration – 1 hour
Webinar fee:  FREE


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Jan 25, 2023 - Jan 25, 2023 Large Schools Huddle

USSSA Large Schools Huddle – (members only)

Date: January 25, 2023
Time – 9:00 am PST
Duration – 1  hour
Meets Quarterly, Mark your calendars – April 26 – July 26 – October 25




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Feb 2, 2023 - Feb 3, 2023

Certified Pool and Spa Operator (CPO) Course

The Certified Pool & Spa Operator® (CPO®) certification program is the world’s leading education and certification program for keeping pools safer and keeping them open. Over 400,000 students have been trained since 1972.

CPO certification provides individuals with the knowledge, techniques, and skills required for proper pool operations. This course is eligible for IACET Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

You will learn how to:
 Reduce risks in and around the water
 Prevent drowning, recreational water illness, suction entrapment, evisceration, diving accidents, electrocutions, chemical hazards, and slips and falls
 Address regulatory guidelines
 Maintain disinfection and water balance
 Manage water problems
 Perform troubleshooting, chemical testing, and record keeping
 Manage chemical feed
 Utilize automation and technology

*Pool Operator Primer course must be completed online and a copy of the certificate must be submitted to the teacher prior to the first day*
**Must be a USSSA Active Member to Register**
***Note we will need a total of at least 10 registered to run the course***

Fee is $275 (discounted from $350 for USSSA Members).  *Please contact D’Nette prior to registering for the discount code!

Date:  February 2 & 3, 2023
Time – 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM CST each day
Duration – 5 hours each day
Fee – $275.00

**Next CPO Class will be May 4 & 5, 2023

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Feb 21, 2023 - Feb 22, 2023

USSSA Spring Workshop 2023

Registration Now Open!

USSSA Spring Workshop 2023
February 21-22, 2023
Catamaran Resort Hotel & Spa
3999 Mission Blvd., San Diego, CA 92109

Reservations (Cutoff Date is January 27, 2023)
Group Hotel Room Rates
Single/Double: $199 per night (plus $34 resort fee and tax)
Reservations can be made here or phoned in at (858) 488-1081.
*Please reference USSSA 2023 Spring Workshop to access the group rates.


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Mar 15, 2023 - Mar 15, 2023

Webinar: Open Water Swimming Safety for Kids Webinar

Date:  March 15, 2023
Time: 5:00 pm Pacific
Duration: 1 hour
Webinar fee:  $75 ($20 off for USSSA members when you use the coupon code USSSA20OFFSAFETY)

Course Description:
For swim instructors, coaches & parents
Virtual Clinic led by Courtney Kline, Lifesaving Learn to Swim Trainer and founder of Swim4Life.
What you will Learn
  • The science behind transitioning from pool to open water
  • New and innovative learn-to-swim methodologies for the open water
  • Dive into how personal experiences impact the Transfer of Trust to water.
  • Real world training techniques that apply traditional swim skills to open water environments.
  • The future of Swim4Life’s research and development in the open water swim industry.
Why it Matters
When 74% of drownings happen in open water over the age of 5, we believe in taking a preventative approach to our swim lessons.
Who Will Benefit
Professional Swim Instructors
Swim Coaches at all levels
Parents of Young Swimmers
Adults looking to gain comfort in open water

Register Now


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Oct 2, 2023 - Oct 4, 2023

USSSA National Conference 2023

Save the Date!

USSSA National Conference 2023
October 2-4, 2023
Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress 
One Grand Cypress Blvd, Orlando, FL 32836

Reservations (Cutoff Date is September 8, 2023)
Group Hotel Room Rates
Single/Double: $229 per night (plus $10 resort fee and tax)
Reservations can be made here or phoned in at  (407) 239-1234
*Please reference USSSA 2022 National Conference to access the group rates.

Apply to Speak at the National Conference!
Please apply here by February 27, 2023.

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