Spring Workshop San Diego California Waves of Opportunity US Swim School Association February 21-22, 2023


USSSA Spring Workshop is your chance to...

  • Hear from some of the most respected and thought-provoking speakers within the swim school industry
  • Gain insight into emerging strategies and best practices to move your team and business to the next level from business and mindset experts.
  • Network with thought leaders and collaborate with your swim school friends and peers.
  • Take advantage of one of the many extra opportunities offered, including a small group Presentation Skills workshop or the always popular in-water sessions.

USSSA Spring Workshop returns February 21-22, 2023 to the tropical Catamaran Resort Hotel in San Diego, CA. Join your peers for 2 days jam packed with best practices, latest trends, practical solutions, strategy and networking.  Be a part of the Spring Workshop 2023 and discover the waves of opportunity that are there for the taking. Come see why this is the USSSA's fastest growing event and why people keep coming back year after year! Register and secure your seat today.

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Discounted early bird registration ends January 27, 2023

First Attendee Full Registration: $405.00 per person
Second Attendee Full Registration: $375.00 per person
Third, Fourth and Fifth Attendee Full Registration: $345.00 per person
Sixth Attendee or More Full Registration: $315 per person

One Day Registration: $220.00 per person

Cancellation Policy
Refunds will be granted based on the following date schedule:
Cancellations received by January 27, 2023: Refund will be processed with a $50 service charge applied.
Cancellations received between January 28 and February 6, 2023: Refund will be processed with a $100 service charge applied.
Cancellations received after February 6, 2023:  Not eligible for any refund
Substitutions will be allowed at any time. If you are unable to attend, registered attendees can change the name of the registration to a substitute at no charge.
No Shows
There will be no refunds for no-shows.




Exhibitor Registration includes:

  • Registration for 2 booth attendants
  • One 6′ table top and chair (no 10 x 10 booths)
  • 2 lunches for each attendant
  • Daily coffee and snacks for each attendant
  • 2 receptions (includes one drink ticket per person, per reception)

You will be provided with a 6’ x 30” table in the exhibit hall.  Due to the limited space, all displays need to be confined within the given space.  Please ensure that any pop up banner is no wider than 8'.

Exhibitor Registration Fee = $900
Additional Booth Attendant (registration includes 2 people) = $200



(Pre-Workshop) Monday, February 20, 2023
Tuesday, February 21, 2023
Wednesday, February 22, 2023
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Infant Toddler Educational Workshop (add'l fee)
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Special Abilities Educational Workshop (add'l fee)
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
5:00 pm- 6:00 pm
Welcome Reception and Exhibits sponsored by TeamUnify
Schedule subject to change


Let's Amp Up Your Experience!

In-Water Session

(Included in Registration Fee)

Tuesday, February 21
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Aqua Pros Swim School

Come join us for an in-water session hosted by Tammy Anderson, Aqua Pros Swim School, who has 46 years of swim teaching experience along with Lori Kilmer, Kilmer's Swim Time, who has been teaching for 47 years. Between the 2 veteran swim instructors, you will learn some creative tips and tricks to try with your students. In addition, we will provide an opportunity for those participating to share their own unique tips and tricks with the attending audience. Don't forget to bring your swimsuit to hop in and join us!



Speak Up and Lead! Presentation Skills Workshop

Tuesday, February 21
12:45 pm - 2:45 pm
$85 participation fee

Want to really elevate your public speaking skills?  Join Keynote Presenter, Patrick McClure, for a hands-on workshop where you will build off of the skills presented in his earlier keynote presentation.  In this small group setting, Patrick will continue to work with you personally to develop and strengthen your public speaking skills.  This special opportunity is perfect for anyone who is looking make a bigger impact in all realms of public speaking, anywhere from the pool deck to the board room.



Infant Toddler Worshop

Infant Toddler Education Workshop

Monday, February 20, 2023 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm | $255.00 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 Workshop

Special Abilities Education Workshop

Monday, February 20, 2023 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm | $255.00 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.


Catamaran Resort Hotel & Spa
3999 Mission Blvd., San Diego, CA 92109
(858) 488-1081

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.

Check in is 4:00 pm and check out is 11:00 am.

All hotel reservations MUST be made through the USSSA room block in order to take advantage of this rate. Rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis and all reservations need to be made by January 27, 2023 in order to take advantage of the special rate.

Travel information:

San Diego International Airport is located approximately 8 miles from the hotel.  UBER / Lyft estimates start at $25 each way.
If you rent a car or drive to the hotel, self-parking at the hotel is $38 and valet is $44 per day.
San Diego is on Pacific Time.  Average daytime temperatures in San Diego are expected to be in the mid 60’s with nighttime temperatures in the low 50’s.



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
  • 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 a past USSSA conference.
  • Deadline to submit this form is January 20, 2023.

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




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For any questions or assistance, please contact the USSSA Office at 480-837-5525.