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Instructor Certification Adult Learn to Swim
Sunday, August 26, 2018 8:00 AM
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U.S. Masters Swimming is hosting a USMS ALTS instructor certification course on Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018, in Matteson, Ill.
Sunday, Aug. 26
Check-in: 7:30-8 a.m.
Classroom instruction: 8 a.m.- 1 p.m.
Lunch: 11:30 p.m.*
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
Matteson Community Center
20642 Matteson Avenue
Matteson, IL 60443
Dave Burgess is a lead USMS-certified Adult Learn to Swim instructor and USMS local program developer. He is the head coach of the Podium Swim Club, a U.S. Masters Swimming group based in Colorado Springs. Dave caters to swimmers who are looking to improve performance, as well as those that are relatively new to swimming. He is also the head coach of the Discovery Canyon High School swim team, as well as an assistant coach with Colorado Springs Aquatics. He is a USMS Level 3 certified coach, and teaches the USMS Masters Coach certification classes. He is also a USA Triathlon level 2 certified coach, and a USA Swimming/ASCA Level 3 coach. Dave also holds a certificate in sports and performance nutrition.
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
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.
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Online registration only. Registration closes at midnight Pacific time on Saturday, Aug. 27, or when the course enrollment reaches 25.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.