USMS Courses and Clinics

Saturday, November 16, 2019 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

USMS Courses and Clinics



ALTS Instructor Certification -- Ball State, Muncie, Ind.

Instructor Certification Adult Learn to Swim

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U.S. Masters Swimming is hosting a USMS ALTS instructor certification course on Saturday, Nov. 16, at Ball State University in Muncie, Ind.

Saturday, Nov. 16
Check-in: 7:30-8 a.m.
Classroom instruction: 8 a.m.- 1 p.m.
Lunch: 12 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
Ball classroom and pool
Ball Gymnasium
Ball State University
Muncie, Indiana 47306

Lisa L. Brown is a lead USMS-certified Adult Learn-to-Swim instructor and USMS level 3 certified coach. She is founder and head coach of Zionsville Aquatic Masters and aquatics director of Zionsville Aquatic Center in Indiana. Lisa is an accomplished and experienced competitive swimmer, including in open water events. She has multiple Big Shoulders and Manhattan Pier-to-Pier swims to her credit, as well as 25K and 10K USMS National Championship swims. Lisa’s professional background includes several certifications in training and development. Now she applies that corporate experience to helping fellow swimmers achieve their fitness and competitive goals.

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 Indiana LMSC may request a partial scholarship reimbursement after the class from the LMSC treasurer. Email

Online Registration
Online registration only. Registration closes at midnight Pacific time on Friday, Nov. 15, 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 

Ball pool
Ball Gymnasium
Muncie, IN 47306

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.

Registration closed on Saturday, November 16, 2019.