USMS Courses and Clinics

Sunday, February 16, 2020 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

USMS Courses and Clinics



ALTS Instructor Certification -- LOUISVILLE 2020

Instructor Certification Adult Learn to Swim

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U.S. Masters Swimming is hosting a USMS ALTS instructor certification course on Sunday, Feb. 16, in Louisville, Ky.

Sunday, Feb. 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 instruction

Residence Inn by Marriott - Louisville Downtown
333 East Market Street
Louisville, KY 40202

Location of pool instruction
Central HS pool
1130 W Chestnut St.
Louisville, KY 40203

Bill Meier is a lead USMS-certified Adult Learn to Swim instructor and Level 4 USMS-certified Masters coach. He is the athletic director for Bard College at Simon’s Rock in Great Barrington, Mass., and the head coach of the PaceMakers swim team. As the chairman of the New England LMSC, he directed an effort to teach adults to swim, and that program has grown into USMS’s national April is Adult Learn-to-Swim Month campaign. Bill has run a successful SwimAmerica program for almost 20 years and has coached age-group, high school, college and Masters programs. He was the captain of his college team and, as an ocean lifeguard on the south shore of Long Island, competed in the Ironman and ocean dory races. 

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 Kentucky LMSC can apply here

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

If you are interested in securing a hotel reservation for this event please contact the hotel directly or use this link. The hotel has reserved a limited number of rooms for this event at the special rate of $125 on Saturday, Feb. 15. The cut off date to reserve a room under this block is Saturday, Jan. 18. 

Contact Holly Neumann

Residence Inn Louisville Downtown
333 E. Market St.
Louisville, KY 40202 United States

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, February 16, 2020.