Every year the USMS Swimming Saves Lives Foundation formally declares the month of April, “Adult Learn-to-Swim Month.” That’s when pools, lakes, and beaches are opening up for spring and summer recreation, and it's a perfect time to focus on drowning prevention awareness and outreach for adults. 

Hosting an April ALTS Month Lesson Program

Want to host an April is Adult Learn-to-Swim Month lesson program at your pool, but don't know what to do first? Here are some planning resources, created with the help of successful ALTS Month organizers, to get you started. Contact the National Office for more information and assistance

ALTS Month Planning Resources

  • ALTS Month Timeline: Keep your club or LMSC on track with this schedule that takes you from the planning stages in November through your lessons in April
  • ALTS Month Organizer: Keep your volunteer instructors and your lesson participants organized with this multitab Excel sheet
  • ALTS Month Flier: Use this customizable PDF flier to promote your ALTS Month programming
  • ALTS Month Volunteer Instructor Guide: This guide helps USMS-certified ALTS instructors get Masters swimmers and club volunteers trained to assist during lessons
  • ALTS Month Certificate: This customizable achievement certificate will be appreciated by every adult who learns to swim in your April ALTS program

 If you're having trouble accessing the files above, please email us.