USMS Courses and Clinics

Monday, April 6, 2020 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

USMS Courses and Clinics



ALTS Instructor Certification -- FORT WORTH

Instructor Certification Adult Learn to Swim

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U.S. Masters Swimming is hosting a USMS ALTS instructor certification course on Monday, April 6, in Fort Worth, Texas.

Monday, April 6
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 instruction
Amon Carter Jr. Downtown YMCA
512 Lamar St.
Fort Worth, TX 76102

Holly Neumann manages the USMS Adult Learn-to-Swim Initiative and coordinates the grant process for the USMS Swimming Save Lives Foundation. A lifelong swimmer, she is USMS certified as both a lead ALTS instructor and Level 3 Masters coach. She is also a Masters and age-group coach for the Sarasota Tsuanmi program. Before making a professional move into aquatics, Holly was a journalist working on the local news and copy desks of The San Diego Union-Tribune. Holly swam in college for California State University Bakersfield. She loves the camaraderie found in a Masters workout and finds great joy in helping others to learn to swim and enjoy the water safely.

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 Sunday, April 5, 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 

Amon Carter Jr. Downtown YMCA
Fort Worth, TX 76102 US

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 Monday, April 6, 2020.