Early Bird Registration For Central States Swim Clinic

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Take advantage of early bird pricing and make your plans to attend the Central States Swim Clinic in Oak Brook, IL on May 16-17 at the Oak Brook Marriott in Oak Brook, IL. Early bird registration ends March 5.

All information about the clinic, including online registration, is available here:  Don’t delay – register NOW!

Don’t forget to make your hotel reservations at the same time — call (630) 573-8555 for special clinic rates.

The 2020 Clinic proudly offers the following prestigious line-up of speakers and the special opportunity to meet and work with Olympic swimmers Elizabeth Beisel and Josh Davis.

  • Dave Durden: Olympic Head Men’s Coach ‘20, Asst. Men’s Olympic Coach ‘16, Head Men’s Coach UC Berkeley
  • Mike Parratto: ASCA & USA Coach of the Year ‘19, Coach of World Record Holder Regan Smith
  • Sarah Dawson: Age Group Coach Mission Viejo Nadadores, SoCal Age Group Coach of the Year ‘18
  • Jackie Berning PhD: Nutrition Consultant, Author & Educator
  • Josh Davis: Olympian ‘96 & ‘00, 3 Gold, 2 Silver medals, American & World Record Holder
  • Elizabeth Beisel: 3x Olympian ‘08, ‘12 & ‘16, Silver & Bronze medalist, ‘13 World’s Bronze medalist
Come learn from some of our country’s best coaches and athletes! We hope to see you there.

Clinic Staff – 2020 Central States Swim Clinic

dave-durden-olympic-coach-cal-berkeleyDave will be the Head Men’s Olympic Coach this summer in Tokyo. Dave enters his 13th season as Head Men’s Coach at UC Berkeley. He has led the team to 4 NCAA titles & 6 runner up finishes. This past summer, Dave was Head Coach for the World Games. In ‘16, Dave was appointed Asst. Olympic Coach for Rio with Cal qualifying 6 individuals for the Rio Games. Adrian, Murphy, Ervin, Prenot, Shields & Pebley brought home 8 gold, 1 silver & 3 bronze medals. In ’16, Dave was voted USA Swimming & ASCA Coach of the Year. He has been named Pac12 Coach of the Year 8 times & NCAA Coach of the Year 5 times. In ’12, he coached 3 time Olympic Gold medalist & American record-holder, Nathan Adrian, and coached Anthony Ervin to an Olympic comeback in London. Dave was formerly the Head Coach at Maryland for 2 years & an Asst. Coach at Auburn for 3 years. He was Head Olympic Coach for Panama at the ’04 Games & ’03 Pan-Pac Games.


mike-parratto-coach-national-team-riptideMike is internationally renowned for his ability to challenge swimmers across all disciplines.He is a USA Swimming National Team Coach & Head Coach & leader of the Riptide staff with 40 years of coaching experience. He has positively impacted the lives & swimming careers of thousands of athletes across the country. Mike is best known for coaching the legendary 4 time Olympian Jenny Thompson. Currently he coaches phenom Regan Smith. Regan broke 2 World Records this past summer. Mike has been a coach for both Jr World Championships & PanPacific Championships. He was most recently named 2019 ASCA Coach of the Year, USA Swimming Coach of the Year & was inducted into the ASCA Hall of Fame. We are excited to have Mike as a presenter at our clinics.


sarah-dawson-coach-mission-viejo-nadadoresSarah has coached at Mission Viejo Nadadores for 11 years & served as the 11-12 division director. She was recognized as the SoCal LSC Age Group of the Year in ’18. She began her coaching career as an Age Group coach in ‘02 for CLASS Aquatics in Westlake, CA. She decided to attend Cal Poly for her M.S. in Physical Education & Sport Studies rather than pursue a career in biotechnology. While in graduate school, Sarah was Head Coach for San Luis Obispo HS Girl’s Swimming. In 2 years of high school coaching, she led 2 League Championship teams and had many individual athletes attend CIF. In ’06, Sarah became Senior & Head Age Group coach of the San Luis Obispo Seahawks. The swimmers thrived under her guidance & many achieved JO cuts and went on to Sectionals. In ’18, Sarah was a very well received speaker at the ASCA World Clinic, Napa Age Group Clinic & our ’19 Eastern States Clinic.



Always a favorite at our clinics, Jackie is an exercise physiologist with a Ph.D. in nutrition & has worked with USA Swimming advising the coaches, athletes, & sports medicine staff as to nutritional needs of athletes in training & competition. She has traveled with our national teams & is the nutritional consultant for the Colorado Rockies & the Cleveland Indians. She has co-authored Nutrition for Sport & Exercise & Training. Jackie teaches nutrition to swimmers at developmental camps & has developed materials geared directly for swimmers, coaches & parents. Jackie was awarded the Outstanding Teaching Award at U of Colorado 3 times & ’19 President’s Council on Fitness Leadership Award.



josh-davis-swimmer-olympian-texasAs an undergraduate at Univ. of Texas, Josh was NCAA champion in the 200 Free & earned a total of 23 All America honors. In Atlanta ’96, Josh made history as the only man in any sport from any nation to win three gold medals: 400 FRelay, 800 FRelay & 400 MR. In Sydney ’00, Josh was captain of the team and won 2 silver medals: 400 & 800 relays. He also broke the American record in the 200 Free 3 times. Most recently, Josh has set masters records in freestyle and has added college coaching to his resume. In addition to teaching and racing for the last 15 years across America, Josh has been the head coach of Oklahoma Christian University since ’16. Be around him for just a little while and you will want to swim faster! Josh is a dynamic & informative speaker & extremely popular with the swimmers at the pool.Elizabeth-Beisel-swimmer-olympian-floridaElizabeth is everyone’s favorite Olympian at our clinics. Elizabeth made her first USA National Team when she was only 13 years old & for the last 10 years she has been representing the USA competing around the world. She was National Champion at Florida in her favorite events, the 400 IM & 200 Back. In her first Olympics ‘08, at only 15 years old, she was 4th in the 400 IM & 5th in the 200 back. In London ‘12, she did lifetime bests, silver in the 400IM & bronze in the 200 back. Elizabeth is known as one of the hardest working swimmers in the world & was elected captain & led the women’s team to one of their most successful Olympics ever in Rio ‘16. In Rio, she broke her finger in the warm up pool & didn’t get to the podium. She has a very outgoing personality & loves encouraging the next generation of swimmers to dream big and swim big. Elizabeth was recently a participant on the TV show Survivor!

Central States Swim Clinic Coaches Clinic Registration Prices

All information about the clinic, including online registration, is available at swimclinic.com/central-states-swim-clinic/.

Clinic Registration Fees – 2020 Central States Swim Clinic

$160.00 – Coach registration
$150.00 – Swimmer registration (ages 8 and up)

PRE-REGISTRATION March 6 through May 5
$180.00 – Coach registration
$170.00 – Swimmer registration (ages 8 and up)

SPECIAL GROUP DISCOUNT March 6 through May 5 (must register at the same time)
Register 5 swimmers get the 6th free
Register 5 coaches get the 6th free

LATE REGISTRATION – available online after May 5 and at the door
$200.00 – Coach registration
$190.00 – Swimmer registration

Additional Courses – 2020 Central States Swim Clinic

**USA Swimming

If you wish to register for these additional courses, please note in the appropriate space on the clinic registration form and include payment payable to Central States Swim Clinic. These courses may be attended separately or in conjunction with the clinic.

*A Coach’s Guide: Teaching Leadership to Young People
(Thursday, 5/14)  $40

*The Construction and Correction of Strokes – Level 2
 (Friday, 5/15)  $75

*Starts, Turns & Finishes
(Friday, 5/15)  $50

**USA Club Leadership/Business Management
(Thursday, 5/14 & Friday, 5/15)  $20.00

Required for all new USA clubs for club registration Course 201. Club coaches & board members will learn strategies to improve club governance, management, & leadership. Included are the basic models for swim teams, responsibilities of nonprofit boards, staff/board responsibilities, roles of the Head Coach, governance versus management, financial development, recruiting volunteers, evaluation, & assessment. Attendance at both sessions is required to fulfill the requirement. Either the Board/Booster Club president or Head C


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    Kolawole Balogun

    like to be part of the coaching clinic to have more knowledge on how to coach my student. thanks for coming up with a programme like this.

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    Kolawole Balogun

    need your update so i can register my swimmer.thanks