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ALTS Instructor Certification Course

  • Hilton Garden Inn Portland 65 Commercial Street Portland, ME (map)

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The USMS Adult Learn-to-Swim instructor certification program curriculum is based on teaching methods practiced by leading adult learn-to-swim authorities. It incorporates the most innovative and effective training methods and gives certified instructors the tools to teach adults to swim, at a minimum, one length of a 25-yard pool and become safer in the water.

This one-day course, with classroom and in-water instruction, is taught throughout the country by USMS-certified lead ALTS instructors. At the conclusion of the course, successful candidates will receive USMS-ALTS instructor certification.

To become a USMS-certified ALTS instructor, you must:

  • Be a member of USMS
  • Attend the USMS ALTS instructor certification course
  • Successfully complete the end-of-course tests

The cost for certification is $300 per instructor and includes both classroom and pool instruction, all course materials, and the USMS-certified Adult Learn-to-Swim Instructor designation for the remainder of the calendar year in which certification was achieved.

The New England LMSC offers a $50 reimbursement for NE-LMSC participants who successfully complete this course.

USMS-Certified ALTS Instructor Designation

Once you become a certified ALTS instructor, we recommend that you renew the ALTS designation for each registration year, at the cost of $30.* This will ensure that you continue to receive the recognition and opportunities designed for our professional ALTS instructors. These include:

  • Name and certification listed at on the USMS-Certified ALTS Instructors page
  • Opportunity to be included in our publicly searchable database, so clients can find you
  • Special sponsor partner discounts
  • One-on-one support from USMS’s education services department
  • STREAMLINES for ALTS Instructors quarterly eNewsletter 
  • Invitation to our ALTS Facebook page, where instructors can network and ask questions
  • Discounts on USMS continuing-education courses
  • Education and resources necessary to teach adults to learn to swim and become safer in water, including lesson plans, lesson templates, and marketing resources
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