ACA Swiftwater Rescue Skills Clinic - Waterton

  • 07/23/2022
  • 8:00 AM
  • 07/24/2022
  • 5:00 PM
  • Historic South Platte Hotel
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ACA Swiftwater Rescue Skills Clinic

Colorado Whitewater has partnered with Nik White at Whitewater Workshop for an ACA Swiftwater Rescue Clinic for only $200 this year which is 20% 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. 

As this course is open to all types of boaters, we will not be doing much boat based rescue. If you'd like some time to practice additional boat based rescue skills, you can sign up for an additional half day with Nik after this class. That half day class also will complete everything you need for an assessment to receive a card. If you do need an assessment for a job (or just want an extra half day of boat-based rescues) please contact whitewaterworkshop@gmail.com for more information.

Course questions should be directed to the Instructor Nik White,

General questions about Safety at CW should be directed to CW's Safety Director Sarah Mass

Note: This clinic will be customized based on river features, water levels and students needs and skills.

Recommended Gear List

  • Due to cold water temperatures and amount of time participants will spend in the water, a drysuit is strongly recommended.
  • Lunch, Snacks, Drinking Water/Gatorade, hot chocolate in a thermos?
  • Any medications you need during the day (including emergency medication like Epinephrine)
  • Sun protection (hat, sunscreen, etc) if it's hot
  • Extra layers if it's cold
  • Camp Chair for sitting
  • Closed-toe river shoes with a solid sole
  • Whitewater specific helmet
  • PFD (please bring a rescue PFD with a Quick-release belt if you have one)
  • Throw Rope (I have spares if needed)
  • River Knife
  • Any normal rescue equipment you usually bring with you on the river (prusik? pulleys? flip-line webbing? I have spares but it can be nice to practice with what you have)
  • Notebook and pen if you like to take notes

Location

Class will held at the Historic South Platte Hotel . 

Course questions should be directed to the Instructor Nik White,

General questions about Safety at CW should be directed to CW's Safety Director Sarah Mass

Colorado Whitewater is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  1312 17th St #76767, Denver, CO 80202

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