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.

Instructor

Tommy Gram

Venue

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

Dates

May 19-20

Cost

$220

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.

Instructor

Tommy Gram

Venue

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

Dates

May 28-29

Cost

$220

FREE Camping

ACA L2-L4 Swiftwater Rescue Instructor

Prerequisite

Minimum 18 years old. Must be current ACA member. Confident class III boater in whitewater discipline of choice. Participants should have taken a Swiftwater Rescue Course in the past.

Course Description

This five day course is for experienced boaters and rescuers who want to become Swift Water Rescue Instructors. Instructor candidates will be assessed on Teaching, Rescue, Technical and Group Management throughout this course for a final certification level. The American Canoe Association (ACA) is a national organization dedicated to promoting paddlesports education. To learn more, visit their website at www.americancanoe.org.

Instructor

Tommy Gram

Venue

TBD based on water levels

Dates

August 22-26

Cost

$550

FREE Camping

Swiftwater Rescue Instructor Update

Prerequisite

Minimum 18 years old. Must be current ACA member. Holds current instructor certification.

Course Description

This course is for instructors who are already certified and need to maintain that certification. Must attend 2 days of Instructor Certification.

Instructor

Tommy Gram

Venue

TBD based on water levels

Dates

Any two days between August 22-26

Cost

$220

FREE Camping

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