The 2-day Swiftwater Rescue class teaches recognition and avoidance of common river hazards, self rescue techniques, and rescue techniques for paddlers in distress. We place an emphasis on simple, commonly used skills. We will cover techniques for dealing with strainers, rescue vests, entrapments, and pins. A large portion of the course will consist of scenarios created to provide an opportunity for participants to practice skills individually and within a team/group context.
This course is sponsored by the American Canoe Association. Participants may leave the clinic with a certificate of completion from the ACA in Swiftwater Rescue: Level 4. For a complete course outline Click Here.