You are reserving a spot for ALTS Instructor Certification -- San Diego
Instructor Certification Adult Learn to Swim
Saturday, May 5, 2018 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM.

U.S. Masters Swimming is hosting a USMS ALTS instructor certification course on Saturday, May 5, 2018, in San Diego, Calif.

Saturday, May 5
Check-in: 7:30-8 a.m.
Classroom instruction: 8 a.m.- 1 p.m.
Lunch: noon*
In-water pool instruction: 1:30-3:30 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 in-water instruction
The Salvation Army Kroc Center
6845 University Avenue
San Diego, CA 92115

Ruthy Vesler is a lead USMS-certified Adult Learn-to-Swim instructor and a Level 3 USMS-certified Masters coach. She has 23 years of coaching experience working with athletes of all ages, levels, and abilities. She is a high school All-American and five-time NCAA DIII All-American in swimming. Ms. Vesler is a former professional triathlete and professional stand up paddleboard racer. Ruthy currently coaches San Diego Swim Masters at the Mission Valley YMCA and works with athletes one on one and in small groups.

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.

Please contact your LMSC for scholarship availability.

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

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