USMS Courses and Clinics

Sunday, October 15, 2023 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

USMS Courses and Clinics



ALTS Instructor Certification -- Boston, MA

Instructor Certification Adult Learn to Swim

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U.S. Masters Swimming and the New England LMSC are hosting a USMS ALTS instructor certification course on Sunday, October 15, 2023 in Boston, MA.

Sunday, October 15, 2023 in Boston, MA
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.

Location of classroom and pool instruction:
Sunday, October 15, 2023
Shamrock Swim Club

411 Unquity Rd
Milton, MA 02186

* A light lunch will be provided by the NE LMSC.


Bill Meier is a lead USMS-certified Adult Learn to Swim instructor and Level 4 USMS-certified Masters coach. He is the facility director for the Kilpatrick Athletic Center at Bard College at Simon’s Rock in Great Barrington, Mass., and the head coach of the PaceMakers swim team. As the chairman of the New England LMSC, he directed an effort to teach adults to swim, and that program has grown into USMS’s national April is Adult Learn-to-Swim Month campaign. Bill has run a successful SwimAmerica program for almost 20 years and has coached age-group, high school, college and Masters programs. He was the captain of his college team and, as an ocean lifeguard on the south shore of Long Island, competed in the Ironman and ocean dory races. He is a Dorothy Donnelly Service Award recipient, which is given to outstanding USMS volunteers. 

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 30.

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.

The NE LMSC will provide up to 20 one-time reimbursements covering 80% (up to $200.00 per person) of the registration cost for any current NE LMSC members. If you have questions about the NE LMSC reimbursements, please contact Doug Sayles at or (401) 633-5756. 

Online Registration:
Online registration only. Registration closes at midnight Pacific time on Saturday, October 14, 2023 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 "US Masters Swimming" 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

Shamrock Swim Club
411 Unquity Road
Milton, MA 02186 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 Sunday, October 15, 2023.