Swift Water Rescue

Swift Water Rescue

ACA L4 Swiftwater Rescue Skills Course/Assessment

Prerequisite

Ability to paddle class III rapids.

Course Description

This course teaches students to recognize and avoid common river hazards as well as being proactive in preventing accidents on the river. Students will learn rescue techniques for paddlers in distress as well as self rescue techniques. Students can expect to learn skills in dealing with swimmers, pins and entrapments. Proper use of throw bags, rescue vests and other rescue gear will also be covered. Skills assessment is included throughout the course. The course is designed specifically for paddlers of small boats: kayak, stand up paddle, inflatable kayak.

Venue

Arkansas River, section to be determined. Course meets at RMOC.

2019 Dates

May 18 – 19

August 24 – 25

Cost

$250

FREE Camping

ACA Swiftwater Rescue Skills Update

Prerequisite

Ability to paddle class III rapids.

Course Description

This course is for folks that currently hold a SWR certification.  Part of the time will be spent as a refresher to previously learned techniques, while the course will also cover more advanced topics.

Venue

Arkansas River, section to be determined. Course meets at RMOC.

2019 Dates

August 23

Cost

$125

FREE Camping

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