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Instructor Certification Adult Learn to Swim
Sunday, September 16, 2018 8:00 AM
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U.S. Masters Swimming is hosting a USMS ALTS instructor certification course on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Portland, Ore.
Sunday, Sept. 16
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
Classroom is in old pool building, Room 175
David Douglas Aquatic Center
13030 SE Taylor Ct.
Portland, OR 97216
Mike Hamm is a lead ALTS certified instructor and Level 4 certified U.S. Masters coach. He has coached swimming for more than 45 years, including more than 20 at the Masters level. He is currently the head Masters coach at the Kroc Center in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. He also owns the Hamm Swim School in Coeur d’Alene, where they specialize in individual instruction for all levels of swimmers. He is an Olympic Trials qualifier, USA All-American and USMS All-American, and he set several NCAA Div. II national records while in college.
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.
Please contact your LMSC
for scholarship availability.
Online registration only. Registration closes at midnight Pacific time on Saturday, Sept. 15, or when the course enrollment reaches 25.
Online Registration is Paid by Credit Card
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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 email@example.com.