Colorado Whitewater has partnered with Tommy Gram of Whitewater Attainment for an ACA Swiftwater Rescue Clinic for only $225 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.
9/8 UPDATE: GROUP CAMPING FOR THE COLORADO RIVER WEEKEND IS FULL. IF YOU ARE REGISTERING FOR SWR ON SEP 8TH OR LATER EMAIL GAIL AT GAIL80220@GMAIL.COM AND WE'LL SEE WHAT WE CAN DO. HE'LL BE DRIVING UP TO THE CAMPGROUND ON FRIDAY THOUGH SO MAY NOT BE ABLE TO RESPOND SINCE CELL SERVICE IS LIMITED. EVERYONE WHO IS CAMPING MUST BE A CW MEMBER AND REGISTERED FOR THE EVENT, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THEY ARE BOATING. THIS INCLUDES SIGNIFICANT OTHERS AND CHILDREN.
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 during Colorado River Weekend near the Pumphouse Recreation Area near Kremmling Colorado. IF YOU WANT TO CAMP WITH THE COLORADO RIVER WEEKEND GROUP, YOU MUST ALSO REGISTER FOR THAT EVENT SEPARATELY SINCE CAMPING IS LIMITED. EVERYONE WHO IS CAMPING MUST BE A CW MEMBER AND REGISTERED FOR THE EVENT, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THEY ARE BOATING. THIS INCLUDES SIGNIFICANT OTHERS AND CHILDREN.
Questions about this class should be directed to Tommy Gram
Colorado Whitewater is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. 1312 17th St #76767, Denver, CO 80202