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Instructor Certification Adult Learn to Swim
Saturday, October 21, 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, Oct. 21, 2017, in Cleveland, Ohio.

Saturday, Oct. 21
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 instruction
Courtyard by Marriott Cleveland University Circle  
2021 Cornell Road
Cleveland, OH 44106

Location of pool instruction
Cleveland State University 
Campus Recreation Center
2420 Chester Avenue  Cleveland, OH 44115


Lisa L. Brown is a lead USMS-certified Adult Learn to Swim instructor and USMS level 3 certified coach. She is founder and head coach of Zionsville Aquatic Masters and aquatics director of Zionsville Aquatic Center in Indiana. Lisa is an accomplished and experienced competitive swimmer, including in open water events. She has multiple Big Shoulders and Manhattan Pier-to-Pier swims to her credit, as well as 25K and 10K USMS National Championship swims. Lisa’s professional background includes several certifications in training and development. Now she applies that corporate experience to helping fellow swimmers achieve their fitness and competitive goals.

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 annual fee when updating your USMS membership each year.  USMS provides references and support for active member instructors only.

A limited number of scholarships may be available for this class from the Lake Erie LMSC. Contact Jay Definis for more information.

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.

Online Registration
Online registration only. Registration closes at midnight Pacific time on Friday, Oct. 20, 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.

If you are interested in securing a hotel reservation for this event, please call 1-800-Marriott and identify yourself as part of the U.S. Masters Swimming group in Cleveland. The hotel has reserved a special rate of $149/night for Friday, Oct. 20 and Saturday, Oct. 21. To reserve at this rate, book by Sept. 20, 2017.

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

Registration is not available at this time.