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Instructor Certification Adult Learn to Swim

Friday, January 5, 2018 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

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U.S. Masters Swimming is hosting a USMS ALTS instructor certification course on Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, in Sarasota, Fla.

Friday, Jan. 5
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
Hyatt Place
950 University Parkway
Sarasota, FL 34234

Location of pool instruction
Sarasota YMCA
Frank G. Berlin Sr. Branch
1075 S. Euclid Ave.
Sarasota, FL 34237

Holly Neumann manages the U.S. Masters Swimming Adult Learn-to-Swim instructor certification program and coordinates the grant process for the Swimming Save Lives Foundation. She is USMS-certified as both an ALTS instructor and Level 2 Masters coach and coaches the Sarasota Tsunami Masters team. She was a swim instructor for both children and adults and coached Masters and age-group swimmers in West Hartford, Conn., before joining the USMS National Office. Holly, a lifelong swimmer, competed for California State University Bakersfield.

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.

$250 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.

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.

After successfully completing the 2018 ALTS class, FL LMSC members may request a $75 scholarship by emailing

Online Registration
Online registration only. Registration closes at midnight Pacific time on Thursday, Jan. 4, 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 contact the hotel directly.

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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