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ACA Swift Water Rescue Workshop

June 27, 2020 @ 9:00 am - June 28, 2020 @ 5:00 pm


ACA Swift Water Rescue

From search and rescue to recreational paddling, this course can be customized to focus on a variety of needs depending on students’ professional and personal boating goals. Whether you spend most of your time in a packraft, kayak, raft or stand up paddleboard this course introduces methods that can help keep you and other river users safe. If you are going to be spending time near moving current, then we highly recommend taking this course as a way to help you find ways to mitigate risk (thereby reducing rescue scenarios) as well as to deal with swift water rescue situations.

At the end of the course you will be given a certificate from the American Canoe Association verifying your participation in the class to fulfill professional requirements.

Here a few of the things we cover:

  • Appropriate equipment and gear
  • River types, and classes
  • Swimming in current
  • Hydrology
  • Safety and rescue techniques
  • Throw rope rescues
  • Baited rescue
  • Knots
  • Mechanical advantage

Dates: June 27th-28th, July 18th-19th
Cost: $300
Venue: Hope, Alaska, Six Mile
Who is it for? Everyone


June 27, 2020 @ 9:00 am
June 28, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
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