Coaches Clinic
Education, Networking, Encouragement
Saturday, October 10, 2020
How to Keep Your Team Together
Staying in Shape with Dr. John Mullen
Masters Coaching during the Time of COVID-19 (everything you need to know)
40 Years of Coaching with Kerry O'Brien
Marcia Benjamin,
Head Coach, MEMO
Dr. John Mullen, Physical Therapy, COR Training

Kerry O'Brien,
Head Coach, WCM
Who is this clinic for? Experienced and new coaches as well as swimmers who hope to become coaches.

Morning Session: 10:00 am - Noon

Afternoon Session: 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Cost? Free

USMS Membership required


Marcia Benjamin

Marcia's highlights:

  • She has coached high school students, summer recreational swimmers, NCAA Division II and community college swimmers since 1987.
  • She achieved 87 U.S. Masters Swimming Top Ten rankings and 7 All-American rankings over the course of her swimming career.
  • She received the 2006 Dorothy Donnelly Service Award from U.S. Masters Swimming.
  • She received the 2000 and 2017 Peggy Lucchesi Awards from U.S. Masters Swimming.
  • She received the 2014 Pacific Masters Coach of the Year.
  • She will speak on Training a Marathon Swimmer in your Masters Swimming Program at the 2018 WOWSA Talks at The Olympic Club in San Francisco on 10 November 2018.

Kerry O'Brien

Kerry's highlights:

  • Head Coach of Walnut Creek Masters, 1980 - Present
  • Team of 450+ members 
  • American Swim Coaches Association
  •  Level 5 Masters Coach
  • USMS Certified Coach- Level 4
  • United States Masters Swimming
  •  Coach of the Year 1987
  • Pacific Masters Coach of the Year 1992
  • Masters Aquatic Coaches Association
  •  Lifetime Achievement Award 2000
  • Pacific Masters Contributor of the Year 2016
  • 7 Time National Champion in 100 and 200 Butterfly

Our Presenters are prepared to equip you for masters coaching during the time of the pandemic. If you have special needs you would like them to address, send your concerns here.
COVID-19 Relief Program for Clubs
Pacific Masters is partnering with USMS in a COVID-19 Relief Program for our member clubs.

An email with an application form and detailed grant information was sent to all Club Contacts on Monday, August 17.

If your club is interested in applying for this grant and the appropriate contact did not receive our email, please contact the grant committee at

The deadline for grant applications will be November 15.
Results of January 2020 Coaches Survey

54% of coaches who responded said they will continue coaching masters indefinitely, 25% plan to continue for 5-10 more years and 20% less than 5 years.

Get a report of this survey. Contact: