USMS Courses and Clinics

Sunday, February 23, 2020 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

USMS Courses and Clinics



ALTS Instructor Certification -- TUCSON

Instructor Certification Adult Learn to Swim


U.S. Masters Swimming is hosting a USMS ALTS instructor certification course on Sunday, Feb. 23, in Tucson, Arizona. 

Sunday, Feb. 23
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
MountainView Clubhouse
Sonoran Room
38759 S. Mountain View Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85739

Location of pool instruction
DesertView Sports Complex
39900 Clubhouse Drive.
Tucson, AZ 85739


Gloria Waggoner is a lead USMS-certified Adult Learn-to-Swim Instructor and a USMS-certified Level 3 Coach. She has a passion for aquatics and has taught and coached swimming to people of all ages and ability levels. In 2004, Gloria joined a team of community leaders to build a Kroc Community Center in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. As program director, Gloria guided the development of innovative aquatic, fitness and community education programs. In 2014, she was honored as the first member of the Kroc Aquatic Hall of Fame. Gloria swims with the Kroc Masters team. She is an accomplished open water and pool swimmer with Top Ten awards and USMS National Championships in the 400-meter and 200-meter individual medley.

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, Feb. 22 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

38759 S. Mountain View Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85739

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.