USMS Courses and Clinics

Sunday, December 8, 2019 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

USMS Courses and Clinics



ALTS Instructor Certification -- Sacramento

Instructor Certification Adult Learn to Swim

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U.S. Masters Swimming is hosting a USMS ALTS instructor certification course on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, in Rancho Cordova, California.

Sunday, Dec. 8
Check-in: 7:30-8 a.m.
Classroom instruction: 8 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
Lunch: 11:30 p.m.*
In-water pool instruction: 1-3 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
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Sacramento-Rancho Cordova
11260 Point East Drive
Rancho Cordova, CA 95742

Location of pool instruction
The Northern California Swimstitute
11335 B, Folsom Blvd
Rancho Cordova, CA 95742

Mike Hamm is a USMS ALTS certified instructor and Level 3 certified U.S. Masters coach. He has coached swimming for 46 years, includes 21 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. 

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 Saturday, Dec. 7, 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.

The hotel has reserved a limited number of rooms for this class at the special rate of $125 on Dec. 7. Please contact the hotel and mention U.S. Masters Swimming to receive this rate, or use this link to register. This offer is good for reservations made before Dec. 3, 2019.

Contact Holly Neumann

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Sacramento-Rancho Cord
Rancho Cordova, CA 95742

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 Sunday, December 8, 2019.