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.
2024 Dates TBD
CW Membership Benefit: $65 discount on local Swiftwater Rescue Classes at Whitewater Workshop.
See Member Area for discount code.
More dates may be announced in the future, please check back.
Course questions should be directed to the Instructor Nik White
General questions about Safety at CW should be directed to CW's Safety Director Chris Zeller.
All Instructors, cruise leaders and sweeps are required to be Red Cross First Aid/CPR certified. As such, CW will again be providing free Red Cross First Aid/CPR certification classes for these volunteers! Please email Chris Zeller for Code.
Note: Registration for these events is non-refundable.
CW's Focus on River Safety
It is the responsibility of every club member to maintain this high standard of Whitewater Safety.
CW firmly supports the AW Safety Code and strongly encourages all paddlers to adopt it.
Additional Safety Resources:
Information provided by Princeton University Outdoor Action Program on how to run a safe river trip and hypothermia & cold weather injuries.
Check the Members Only page for discounts on safety training!