Sugar Land, TX - February 20 & 21, 2020



2020 Spring Workshop

Saddle up and get ready for an event like no other.  The USSSA Spring Workshop brings together owners, managers, and instructors from across the country for an intimate experience of sharing and learning.  New this  year is a networking event to give you even more opportunities to connect.  In-water instruction is also back this year! So round up your key staff and make plans to join us in Sugar Land, TX.

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Networking Dinner Opportunity - Thursday, February 20th

Back by popular demand is our Networking Dinners.   Sign up will be onsite on Thursday morning.

Breakers Korean BBQ $$ (10 ppl)
Korean BBQ

Perry's Steakhouse & Grille $$$ (10 ppl)
Steakhouse, Seafood

The Rouxpour - Sugar Land $$ (10 ppl)

The Blue Fish $$ - (10 ppl)
Sushi / Japanese

Networking Lunch Opportunity - Friday, February 21st

Guru Burgers and Crepes - $$ (10 ppl)

Online Registration NOW CLOSED - Registrations will be accepted onsite

One Spring Workshop FULL Registration – Per Person –  $355.00

Two Spring Workshop FULL Registrations – Per Person – $330.00

Third, Fourth and Fifth  Spring Workshop FULL Registrations – Per Person – $305.00

Sixth Registration and more - Per Person - $280.00

One Day Registration – Per Person – $234.0

**Included in FULL registration – Lunch on Thursday -  Two Evening Receptions


Exhibitor Registration - SOLD OUT

Exhibitor Registration fee $590 – includes 6′ table top space – 1 chair – 1 drink ticket to opening reception - 1 lunch  - Additional booth attendees are $120.00 per person

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.  Unfortunately, there is not room behind the table so large floor displays would not be appropriate for this venue.

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Wed, Feb 19th
Thurs, Feb 20th
Fri, Feb 21st
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Infant Toddler Educational Workshop (add'l fee)
Infant Toddler Committee, Miren Oca, Ocaquatics and Kathy Hubbard, Hubbard Family Swim School
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Special Abilities Workshop (add'l fee)
Special Abilities Committee, Kim Walters, Stony Creek Swim School and Terence O'Malley, AnT Swim School
See Special Event Section
Local Swim Schools Tour - Open House
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Schedule subject to change


Triple Your Memory in 5 Simple Steps, presented by Ron White, Brain Athlete Inc.

Ron White is a 2 Time USA Memory Champion. He has held the record the fastest to memorize a deck of cards in the USA. For last 27 years he has traveled the world giving his talk, ‘Triple Your Memory - Triple Your Business.’
His strategies have helped people to build relationships by remembering names and faces, remembering what they learn and developing quick, sharp and powerful brains.
You may have seen him on the new Fox tv show with Mike Tyson ‘Superhuman’, Good Morning America, Fox and Friends Morning Show, front page of the Wall Street Journal, CBS Early Show, the History Channel’s Stan Lee’s Superhumans or dozens more shows over the last decade.
In 2010 University of Texas scientists conducted an MRI on his brain as he memorizes and found that 35% more of his brain is activated when he memorizes than the average person. Ron will share specifically how he does this and how you can engage 35% more of you brain's capability.
He is the author of an exciting new memory training program titled ‘Black Belt Memory’. His goal is to help everyone meet and remember 100 new people in next 12 months. In his talk you will learn how to develop a quick, sharp and healthy brain as you use it to be more productive and profitable.
Ron served in the US Navy 2002-2010 and completed a tour of Afghanistan in 2007

Taking care of our customers: How providing special service in our swim schools should be the same as the hospitality you receive in a fine dining restaurant, Miren Oca, Ocaquatics

Miren Oca is the owner and director of Ocaquatics Swim
School. She has operated her business since February 1994 in

South Florida.

Miren has been an active member of the United States Swim
School Association since 1994 and she was a member of the
Board of Directors from 2005 to 2008. She is a Certified Pool
Operator (CPO) and a certified Aquatic Facility Operator
(AFO).  She has been on the Swim for Life Board of Directors
since 2004. She has also served as the water safety chairperson
of the Miami Dade County Safe Kids Coalition since 2000. She
is also a member of the National Drowning Prevention Alliance
and the Miami Dade County Injury Prevention Coalition.
Miren has a 20 year old son named Ian who is a sophomore at

Florida International University in Miami.

How to Become and Better Presenter, Bob Hubbard and Ann Marie Sunderhaus, Hubbard Family Swim School


 Bob & Kathy Hubbard, founders of Hubbard Family Swim School (HFSS), have been married for 45 years, have 8 children and 21 grandchildren. Bob grew up in Brooklyn, New York and developed his passion for swimming while working as an ocean lifeguard. Kathy developed her passion for swimming in a competitive environment.

Bob earned his undergraduate degree from Xavier University in psychology in 1973 and a law degree from the University of Cincinnati in 1976. He has had a varied career as a lawyer and worked as an executive in a variety of industries including homebuilding, life insurance and hotels.

The 90’s found Bob and Kathy in Phoenix, running Swim Programs and Summer Sports Camp at Phoenix Swim Club. In 1998, they founded the first indoor Hubbard Family Swim School and Hubbard Summer Sports Camps.

Bob has been involved with the United States Swim School Association (“USSSA”) since 1998, as a board member and also serving as its’ vice president and president. He is a presenter of the USSSA Infant Toddler Instructor course. He is a founding member of the Central Drowning Prevention Coalition of AZ and Swim For Life.

Ann Marie

Ann Marie Hubbard Sunderhaus has been a part of the Hubbard Family Swim School since it opened 20 years ago when she graduated from college. She spent 4 years returning to her alma mater, Xavier University, to coach college soccer but would come home every summer to run the Hubbard Summer Camp Program. Hubbard Family Swim School has 3 indoor facilities and is looking to open up a 4th location this summer. Ann Marie started as a swim instructor and running their summer camp program. She now, with her husband Pat, oversees the three locations working closely with the General Managers and overall staff development. Her passion is working with the staff and creating a culture of growth and connection. Ann Marie is the oldest daughter of Bob and Kathy Hubbard and probably their favorite. Pat and Ann Marie have 4 children ranging in age 5 to 12 years old.



Swim School “Informal” Open House | Wednesday, February 19th, 2020 | 10:00 am – *5:00 pm

Houston Swim Club Sugar Land, 9920 US-90 ALT Ste 220-b, Sugar Land, TX 77478 -  (281) 313-7946

Houston Swim Club - 8307 Augustine, Houston, TX  77036 - (713) 774-7946

Wolfies Swim School - 5230 Cedar St, Bellaire, TX  77401 - (281) 844-4481

Emler Swim School - 9929 S. Post Oak Rd., Houston, TX  77096 - (832) 968-7946

Saint Street Swim - 2717 Saint St., Houston, TX  77027 - (713) 626-7946 *Saint Street Swim will be available from 10 am - 3 pm.


Infant Toddler

Infant Toddler Education Workshop |Wednesday, February 19th, 2020| 9:00 am – 5:00 pm | $219.00 includes lunch

Instructors:  Miren Oca, Ocaquatics and Kathy Hubbard, Hubbard Family Swim School

**The Infant Toddler online course must be taken prior to attending this workshop. Cost $55.00

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.

*If you have taken this workshop previously,  contact the office to get a discount code for $100 off registration.

Special Abilities

Special Abilities Education Workshop | Wednesday, February 19th, 2020 | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm | $219.00 includes lunch

Instructors:  Kim Walters, Stony Creek Swim Center and Terence O'Malley, AnT Swim School

**The Special Abilities online course must be taken prior to attending this workshop. Cost $55.00

  • 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.

*If you have taken this workshop previously,  contact the office to get a discount code for $100 off registration.


Sugar Land Marriott Town Square

A block of rooms is reserved for conference attendees at a special rate of $169.00 per room, per night. Rates are subject to applicable taxes, currently 13.7% (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 4:00 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 2020 Spring Workshop Hotel Reservations or call the general reservation line at (800) 228-9290 or (281) 275-8400 and request the “USWUSW” rate. Rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis and all reservations need to be made by January 29th, 2020 in order to take advantage of the special rate.

If you have any problems with your reservations please call Anne our event planner at 480-837-5525 or email

Welcome to a landmark, just 15 minutes southwest of downtown Houston, where contemporary comfort and classic Texas charm converge. The Houston Marriott Sugar Land is located in the heart of the vibrant Sugar Land Town Square, surrounded by fabulous dining and delightful shopping venues all within walking distance. All year long, enjoy premier festivals and events on the Town Square Plaza. This is the only full service hotel in Sugar Land, featuring key-access Concierge Level floors, exclusive lounge and executive travel services. Whether you are traveling for business or touring for pleasure, coordinating a convention or planning a special event, we'll treat you to true Texas hospitality! Join us soon to enjoy a fresh new destination, sure to make a lasting impression!

Sugar Land Marriott Town Square
16090 City Walk
Sugar Land, TX  77479
Phone: (281) 275-8400

Travel information:

William P. Hobby Airport (HOU)  is located approximately 28.1 miles and 40 minutes from the hotel.  UBER / Lyft estimates start at $35 each way. 

George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) is located approximately 39 miles and 50 minutes from the hotel.  UBER / Lyft estimates start at $50 each way.

If you rent a car or drive to the hotel, parking at the hotel is complimentary.  Valet parking is $25 daily.  Non-overnight daily valet is $10.

Sugar Land is on Central Daylight Time.  Average daytime temperatures in Sugar Land 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 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 2016, 2017 or 2018 USSSA National Conference.
  • Deadline to submit this form is January 26, 2020. NOW CLOSED

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



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