ACA Swift Water Rescue Level – August 20 & 21

Posted by Spalding Hurst

August 8, 2011

Saturday, August 20th & Sunday, August 21st.

Location: Russell Fork Gorge

Get yourself ready for fall paddling season!

Swiftwater Rescue teaches recognition and avoidance of common river hazards, execution of self-rescue techniques, and rescue techniques for paddlers in distress. Emphasis is placed both on personal safety and on simple, commonly used skills. Techniques for dealing with hazards that carry greater risks for both victim and rescuer, such as strainers, rescue vest applications, entrapment, and pins, also are practiced. Scenarios will provide an opportunity for participants to practice their skills both individually and within a team/group context.

Advance registration required. Register/ pay by August 15th. Cost is $120

Student MUST bring:

Minimum personal equipment for class: PFD designed for whitewater use, whitewater helmet, protective clothing suitable for extended swimming in cold water, protective footwear, boat, paddle, whistle, throw rope, 15+ feet of one inch tubular nylon webbing, 2 locking carabiners, and 2 prusick loops. (Boat and paddle of course)

(PFD does NOT have to be a rescue PFD, instructor will bring some for student use, if the students doesn’t own one)

Instructors: Doug Davis & Brian Sandmann

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