USMS Courses and Clinics

Saturday, March 28, 2020 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

USMS Courses and Clinics



ALTS Instructor Certification -- CHARLOTTESVILLE

Instructor Certification Adult Learn to Swim

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U.S. Masters Swimming is hosting a USMS ALTS instructor certification course on Saturday, March 28, in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Saturday, March 28 
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
Courtyard by Marriott Charlottesville - University Medical Center
1201 W Main St.
Charlottesville, VA 22903

Location of pool instruction
Crow Recreation Center pool
1700 Rose Hill Drive
Charlottesville, VA 22903

Megan Lassen is a lead USMS-certified ALTS Instructor and Level 4 USMS-certified Masters coach for Colony Masters (COMB) in Winston Salem, N.C. Along with coaching and teaching swim lessons to adults, she leads swim clinics and instructs hot yoga as part of her daily work. Her interests and expertise span all sorts of water sports and adventures, from competitive swimming, to river rescue and water skiing. Megan has coached swimming since 2008 with Masters programs in Oregon, Michigan, Wisconsin and Florida prior to arriving in North Carolina.

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 Friday, March 27, 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.

Contact Holly Neumann 

Courtyard by Marriott Charlottesville - University
1201 W Main St
Charlottesville, VA 22903

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.