USMS Courses and Clinics

Sunday, October 30, 2022 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

USMS Courses and Clinics



ALTS Instructor Certification -- Hood River, Oregon

Instructor Certification Adult Learn to Swim

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U.S. Masters Swimming is hosting a USMS ALTS instructor certification course on Sunday, October 30, 2022 in Hood River, Oregon.

Sunday, October 30, 2022 in Hood River, OR
Check-in: 7:30 - 8:00 a.m.
Classroom instruction: 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch: 1:00 p.m.*
In-water pool instruction: 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

The Oregon LMSC will provide lunch and refreshments.

Location of classroom and pool instruction:

Hood River Valley Aquatic Center
1601 May Avenue
Hood River, Oregon 97031


Mike Hamm is a lead USMS-certified Adult Learn to Swim instructor and USMS-certified level 4 coach. He has coached swimming for 46 years, including more than 20 years 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 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.

If you are a member of the Oregon LMSC, please contact Christina Fox
If not, please contact your LMSC for scholarship availability.

Online Registration:
Online registration only. Registration closes at midnight Pacific time on Saturday, October 29, 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

Hood River Valley Aquatic Center
1601 May Avenue
Hood River, OR 97031 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, October 29, 2022.