U.S. Masters Swimming is hosting a USMS ALTS instructor certification course on Saturday, Feb. 29, in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.
Saturday, Feb. 29
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
Pine Bluff Aquatic Center
400 E. 11th Ave.
Pine Bluff, Arkansas 71601
Morgon Latimore is a lead USMS-certified Adult Learn to Swim instructor and Level 3 USMS-certified Masters coach. He has more than 15 years of coaching experience and is head coach and owner of Latitude Pure Coaching, an organization that focuses on triathlon and endurance sports. He has been training and teaching U.S. Marines about swimming for more than 10 years. His passion for swimming is what drove him to becoming a U.S. Masters coach and ALTS instructor.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
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.Fees
$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
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.Scholarships
Members of the Arkansas LMSC may apply for scholarship assistance of up to $250 for this class. You can find information here.
Members of other LMSCs, please contact your LMSC
for scholarship availability.Online Registration
Online registration only. Registration closes at midnight Pacific time on Friday, March 20, 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 "ClubAssistant.com Events" on your credit card statement.Questions
Contact Holly Neumann