ACA Swift Water Rescue Certification

ACA Swift Water Rescue Certification

ACA L4 Swiftwater Rescue Skills Course/Assessment


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. Assessment certificate available for American Canoe Association members (see for more information). The course is open to all whitewater enthusiasts.


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

2022 Dates
  • May 21-22
  • June 4-5
  • June 18-19
  • Aug 6-7
  • Aug 20-21


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