US SWIM SCHOOL ASSOCIATION Spring Workshop

March 1-2, 2022 | Mesa, AZ

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ABOUT

Welcome to the USSSA Spring Workshop as you have never seen it before!  Based on member feedback we have reimagined this year's program, so get ready to Unleash the Possibilities!

This year's agenda will be HIGHLY INTERACTIVE and has something for everyone.  This Spring Workshop will not be your standard conference! Come Unleash the Possibilities with other swim schools in what is sure to be a Spring Workshop to remember.

Owner's Track
Those participating in the Owner's Track will be treated to engaging and inspiring general sessions which will be followed up with roundtable topic discussions for a deeper dive (shown as a block on the agenda). During these guided networking sessions with fellow members, you'll have the opportunity to talk through new ideas and the best way to implement them when you return home.  It will be two days of learning with and learning from fellow swim schools!

Instructor's Track
Not to worry...there's fun to be had in the Instructor's Track as well! Not only does the Instructor Track get to participate in the General Sessions, but there will also be ample opportunity to break out into Instructor sessions that focus solely on education for instructors.  And back by popular demand...In-Water Sessions!  Instructors will have the opportunity to select from two different local swim schools who will each be hosting an afternoon of different content. *Must be selected at registration. 

Full agenda is below.

Spring Workshop Registration Now Open

First Spring Workshop FULL Registration – Per Person –  $335.00

Second Spring Workshop FULL Registrations – Per Person – $305.00

Third or more Spring Workshop FULL Registrations – Per Person – $275.00

Six or more Spring Workshop FULL Registrations - Per Person - $245.00

One Day Registration – Per Person – $185.00

**Included in FULL registration – Lunch both days

*Early Registration Ends  – February 7, 2022

Exhibitor Registration is Now Open!

Exhibitor Registration fee $600 – includes 6′ table top space – 1 chair – 1 drink ticket to opening reception - 2 lunches

The format for this show is table top space ONLY – NOT booth space.  You will be provided with a 6’ x 30” table in a foyer area or in the conference room.  Due to the limited space, all displays need to be confined within the given space.  We ask that all pop up banners stay within the limits of your table, or no more than 8' wide.

AGENDA

For complete session descriptions, click here.

SPEAKERS

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Keynote: Chris Widener, America's Number One Influence and Impact Strategist

Tuesday, March 1 | 8:10 am - 9:10 am

Chris Widener is widely recognized as one of the top speakers in the world today. He has spoken all over the world in places like Germany, Spain, Russia, China, Egypt, Singapore, Australia and of course, all over the United States and Canada.

His clients are a “who’s who” of American businesses and organizations, including: General Electric, Cisco Systems, Microsoft and the Harvard Business School.

Chris’ dynamic, practical and engaging speeches will have your audience laughing one minute and learning timeless truths of success the next.

Chris was hand selected by two of the legends of the speaking world to work with them and he now carries on their legacy. Jim Rohn, one of the most successful speakers of the last 50 years, and also known for being Tony Robbins first mentor, made Chris his last protégé. Chris and Jim co-authored the Jim Rohn One Year Success Plan as well as Jim’s last book, The Twelve Pillars, which has become an international best-seller.  Zig Ziglar, considered to be the greatest motivational speaker of the 20th Century, personally chose Chris to co-host his television show, True Performance. Chris’ two books, The Angel Inside, and The Art of Influence are the only two fiction books Zig Ziglar endorsed in his entire life. Along with co-hosting True Performance, Chris also hosted his own show, Made for Success, where he interviewed some of the top business achievers and thought leaders of our time.

For a full list of speakers and their biographies, please click here.

SPECIAL EVENTS

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Swim School “Informal” Open House | Monday, February 28, 2022 | 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Informal means you are welcome to visit the following swim schools anytime on Monday, February 28 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm.  Transportation will be your responsibility.

Locations (recommended route)

  1. Aqua-Tots Mesa
    1122 S Greenfield Rd
    Mesa, AZ 85206
  2. SWIMkids USA
    2725 W Guadalupe Rd
    Mesa, AZ 85202
  3. Hubbard Family Swim School
    Mesa Riverview, Suite 101
    1061 North Dobson Rd.
    Mesa, AZ, 85201
  4. Aqua-Tots Paradise Valley
    12825 N Tatum Blvd Ste. A2,
    Phoenix, AZ 85032

Infant Toddler

Infant Toddler Education Workshop | Thursday, March 3, 2022 | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm | $240.00 includes lunch

**The Infant Toddler online course must be taken prior to attending this workshop.

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.
Special Abilities

Special Abilities Education Workshop | Monday, February 28, 2022 | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm | $240.00 includes lunch

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

  • 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.

HOTEL

Doubletree by Hilton Phoenix Mesa

1011 West Holmes Avenue, Mesa, AZ 85210
Reservations Cutoff Date: February 7, 2022

Group Hotel Room Rates

Single/Double: $179 per night (plus tax)
Reservations can be made here or phoned in at (480) 833-5555.
*Please reference USSSA 2022 Spring Workshop or the group code SWM to access the group rates

A block of rooms is reserved for conference attendees at a special rate of $179.00 per room, per night. Rates are subject to applicable taxes, currently 14.27% (subject to change) and will be offered three days before and after the conference based on hotel availability.  Maximum occupancy is four guests per room.  Check in is 3:00 pm and check out is 12:00 pm.

All hotel reservations MUST be made through the USSSA room block in order to take advantage of this rate.  To secure hotel reservations on line, please click this link USSSA 2022 Spring Workshop Hotel Reservations or call the general reservation line at (480) 833-5555 and request the “USSSA Spring Workshop Room Block” or group code "SWM". Rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis and all reservations need to be made by February 7, 2022 in order to take advantage of the special rate.

If you have any problems with your reservations please email Anne Swanson at anne@usswimschools.org.

Travel information:

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) is located approximately 12 miles from the hotel.  UBER / Lyft estimates start at $22 each way. 

Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport is located approximately 12 miles from the hotel.  UBER / Lyft estimates start at $28 each way.

If you rent a car or drive to the hotel, parking at the hotel is complimentary self-park.

Mesa is on Mountain Standard Time.  Average daytime temperatures in Mesa are expected to be in the mid 70’s with nighttime temperatures in the high 40’s.

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

OUR PHILOSOPHY

  • Designed to assist members with conferences fees for the US Swim Schools Assocation’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 2017, 2018, 2019, or 2021 USSSA National Conference.
  • Deadline to submit this form is February 11, 2022.

**USSSA will cover meeting registration fee.   Applicant is responsible for costs associated with housing, all transportation, food and incidentals.

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CONTACT

We're here to help! For any questions, please contact Anne Swanson at 480-837-5525 or at anne@usswimschools.org.