USMS Courses and Clinics

Saturday, February 19, 2022 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

USMS Courses and Clinics



ALTS Instructor Certification -- Buffalo, NY

Instructor Certification Adult Learn to Swim

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U.S. Masters Swimming and Nickel City Splash Masters are hosting a USMS ALTS instructor certification course on Saturday, February 19, 2022 in Buffalo, NY.

Saturday, February 19, 2022 in Buffalo, NY
Check-in: 9:00 - 9:30 a.m.
Classroom instruction: 9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Lunch: 2:00 p.m.*
In-water pool instruction: 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.

**The University of Buffalo requires all attendees while in campus buildings to wear a mask except when feet are in the water and all attendees must provide proof of vaccination upon arrival to the class**

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

Location of classroom and pool instruction
University at Buffalo Alumni Arena
175 Webster Road
AmherstNY 14221

Follow signs to Pool. Parking is free on the weekends. Park in the La Salle Lot and follow signs to the "After Hours Pool Entrance"


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. In 2016, he was featured in The San Diego Union-Tribune for his work teaching adults to swim in the San Diego area. 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
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, February 18, 2022 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

University at Buffalo
92 Alumni Arena
Buffalo, NY 14216

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, February 19, 2022.