Colorado Whitewater has partnered with Whitewater Attainment for ACA Swiftwater Rescue Clinics for only $175 this year which is over 25% off of list price! This clinic is for all Colorado Whitewater members who are kayakers, canoeists, rafters, duckie captains or just like splashing around in the river.
Somewhere, at sometime, you will wish you knew what to do in a river emergency. Just rescuing gear can turn into a nightmare, never mind rescuing a person. Quick response time and the knowledge to set up a rescue safely are skills you should have as a boater. Make this the year to bring your rescue skills to a higher level. Friends owe it to friends to be capable of river rescue. Kayakers must be of Class II-III ability. Rescue lifejackets are considered personal equipment and are highly recommended. This clinic qualifies as an ACA sanctioned course.
Accident Avoidance & Proactive Rescue
Rescue Basics & Scene Management
Hazards & Hydrology
Throw bag use
Swimming & Wading
Unconscious Swimmer Rescue
Boat Based Rescues
Pins, Gear Retrieval & Mechanical Advantage Systems
Debrief on rescues
Note: This clinic will be customized based on river features, water levels and students needs and skills.
Class participants should bring as much of this gear as they can)
Class will held at Canyon River Instruction - 11120 CR 194, Salida, CO 81201.
Questions about this class should be directed to Pete Bellande.
Colorado Whitewater is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. 455 Sherman Street, Suite 300 Denver, CO 80203