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Saturday, November 20, 2021 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

USMS Courses and Clinics



ALTS Instructor Certification -- Minneapolis, MN

Instructor Certification Adult Learn to Swim

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U.S. Masters Swimming is hosting a USMS ALTS instructor certification course on Saturday, November 20, 2021 in the Minneapolis area.

Saturday, November 20, 2021 in the Minneapolis area
Check-in: 7:30 - 8:00 a.m.
Classroom instruction: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Lunch: 12:00 p.m.*
In-water pool instruction: 1-3 p.m.

*Due to COVID concerns, attendees will be responsible for their own lunch, water, snacks.

Location of classroom and pool instruction
Minnetonka Middle School West (MMW)
6421 Hazeltine Blvd.
Excelsior, MN 55331

The school is located just south of the intersection of highways 7 and 41 on Highway 41
Pool/class entrance is at the back of the school


Mike Hamm is a USMS ALTS certified instructor and Level 4 certified U.S. Masters coach. He has coached swimming for 46 years, includes 21 at the Masters level. He is currently the head Masters coach at the Kroc Center in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. He also owns the Hamm Swim School in Coeur d’Alene, where they specialize in individual instruction for all levels of swimmers. He is an Olympic Trials qualifier, USA All-American and USMS All-American, and he set several NCAA Div. II national records while in college.

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, November 19, 2021 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 a hotel directly.

Contact Bill Brenner

Minnetonka Middle School West (MMW)
6421 Hazeltine Blvd.
Excelsior, MN 55331 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 Bill Brenner at

Registration closed on Saturday, November 20, 2021.