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Instructor Certification Adult Learn to Swim

Sunday, June 9, 2019 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

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U.S. Masters Swimming is hosting a USMS ALTS instructor certification course on Sunday, June 9, 2019, in Bellevue, Washington.

Sunday, June 9
Check-in: 7:30-8 a.m.
Classroom instruction: 8 a.m.- 1 p.m.
Lunch: 12:30 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 instruction
Courtyard Seattle Bellevue/Redmond
14615 NE 29th Place
Bellevue, WA 98007-3694?

Location of pool instruction
YMCA of Greater Seattle-Bellevue Family YMCA
14230 Bel-Red Road 
Bellevue, WA 98007

Wendy Neely is a lead USMS-certified adult learn-to-swim instructor and USMS-certified level 3 coach. She has more than 20 years of coaching experience and is head coach of Blue Wave Aquatics in Federal Way, Wash. She is a 2010 recipient of the USMS Kerry O’Brien Coaches Award, which is awarded for grassroots coaching accomplishment. In 2013, Blue Wave Aquatics was honored as Local Club of the Year, and has also received Swimming Saves Lives Foundation grants to provide swim lessons for adults.

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. Members of the Pacific Northwest LMSC may be eligible for reimbursement of a portion of the class fees. You must sign up and pay the course fee, and then apply for a scholarship from PNA. Request an application here.

Online Registration
Online registration only. Registration closes at midnight Pacific time on Saturday, June 8, 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.

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