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Instructor Certification Adult Learn to Swim
Saturday, April 22, 2017 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM.

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U.S. Masters Swimming is hosting a USMS ALTS instructor certification course on Saturday, April 22, 2017, in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.

Saturday, April 22
Check-in: 8-8:30 a.m.
Classroom instruction: 8:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.
Lunch: 12:30 p.m.*
In-water pool instruction: 2-4 p.m.

*Lunch will be provided by USMS. Please note that most of the lunches are sandwich-based and do not always include a vegetarian option or recognize dietary restrictions and food allergies. If you have food restrictions, please feel free to bring along something that will accommodate your needs.

Location of classroom and pool instruction

Coeur d'Alene Salvation Army Kroc Center
1765 W. Golf Course Road
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83815


Mike Hamm is a lead USMS-certified ALTS instructor and a USMS-certified level 3 Masters coach. He has coached swimming for 47 years, including more than 22 years at the Masters level in both California and Idaho. He is currently the head Masters coach at the Kroc Center in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, and also owns and operates the Hamm Swim School, where they specialize in individual instruction for swimmers of all ages and levels. In addition to teaching the ALTS certification course for USMS, Mike teaches the coaching Levels 1-3 course and stroke development clinics. He is an Olympic Trials qualifier, USA All-American and USMS All-American and set several NCAA Div. II national records while in college. He is passionate about swimming for all ages and levels, and his goal is to use successful swimming to build community and friendships across the nation.

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 five water-competency skills:
  • Step or jump into deep water and return to the surface
  • 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
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.

$300 per instructor registration. Your ALTS Certified Instructor designation is active until the end of the calendar year in which it is achieved, and can be renewed by paying a $30 fee when updating your USMS membership each year. USMS provides references and support for active member instructors only.

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.

Please contact your LMSC for scholarship availability.

Online Registration
Online registration only. Registration closes at midnight Pacific time on Friday, April 21, 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.

Contact Holly Neumann

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 Holly Neumann at

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