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Sunday, March 15, 2015 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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U.S. Masters Swimming is hosting a USMS ALTS instructor certification course on  Sunday, March 15, 2015.

Host: U.S. Masters Swimming
Contact:  Marianne Groenings

Sunday, March 15, 2015
Check-In: 8:30-9:00 am
Classroom instruction: 9:00am to 1:00pm
Lunch: 1:00- 2:00pm *
In-water pool instruction: 2:00 - 4:00 PM
*Lunch will be provided by USMS

Location of classsroom instruction:
Phoenix Airport Marriott
1101 N 44th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85005
Map Link to classroom

Location of pool instruction:
Mona Plummer Aquatic Center
601 S. College Ave
Tempe, AZ 85287-2305
Map Link to pool

Instructor: Mel Goldstein

Mel Goldstein was the 2001 Speedo US Masters Coach of the year, Mel won the 1997 Ransom J. Arthur MD Award that goes annually to a person who best supports the objectives of Masters swimming. It is the highest honor bestowed by United States Masters Swimming. He is a past President of USMS and a USMS All American with 255 Individual Top Ten Achievements. In 2012, he was inducted into the International Masters Swimming Hall of Fame.

ALTS Prerequisites: You must be a current USMS member to participate in the course and receive USMS ALTS Instructor certification. You must be able to perform the following 5 water competency skills:

  • Step or jump into the water over your head.
  • Return to the surface and float or tread water for one minute.
  • Turn around in a full circle and find an exit.
  • Swim 25 yards to the exit.
  • Exit from the water. If in a pool, you must be able to exit without the use of a ladder.
Certification Process: Upon successful completion of the classroom coursework and the in-water instruction, including all successfully completed tests, each person will be awarded USMS ALTS Certified Instructor certification.

Fees: $300 per instructor registration. Your ALTS instructor certification is valid until December 31, 2015 and can be renewed by paying a $50 annual fee when updating your USMS membership each year.  USMS provides references and support for active member instructors only.

Maximum: Maximum attendance is 25.

Who should attend? Anyone who teaches, or wants to teach, adult swim lessons both publicly and privately.  Anyone interested in supporting their community by helping to teach adults to swim.

Scholarships:  Please contact your LMSC for scholarship availability.

Online Registration:
Online registration only. Registration closes at midnight pacific time on Saturday, March 14, 2015 or when the course enrollment reaches 25.

Online Registration is Paid by Credit Card:
Your online registration for this course will be paid by credit card and processed by Club Assistant. Please look for " Events" on your credit card statement.

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Questions: Contact Marianne Groenings

Cancellation Policy

ALTS certification course registrations are non-refundable and non-transferrable to another individual. However, you may transfer your registration to a course at an alternate date and location.  Questions, please email Marianne Groenings at

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