Swift Water Rescue Courses

If you enjoy paddling in moving water, then it’s important to know how to respond if something goes wrong. A swift water rescue course can teach you the skills and techniques you need to stay safe.

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Swift Water Rescue

Price: $349+ GST

Dates: May 16,17,18,19 -evenings, 23-all day | June 1,2 -evenings, 4,5-all day | June 13,14,15,16 evenings, June 21 -all day | Additional dates by request

Course is run over 2 evenings and 2 full days or 4 evenings and 1 full day. Custom dates may be available. Skills include: Hydrology, Rescue Equipment, Swimming, Wading, z-drags and rescues, sweepers, unpinning of canoes, cinches, knots, live bait rescues. This swift water rescue course is ideal for those wanting river rescue knowledge, perfect for canoeists, fisherman, boaters, kayakers or anyone who is around rivers, creeks or streams. This rescue course is very hands on with lots of swimming, simulations and in the river practice. We have a rescue mannequin we use in simulations. Each rescue is unique so we teach you different options that you can use based on the situation.

Upon completion of the rescue course, students will receive a Certificate of Completion from American Canoe Association, the oldest Paddlesport Organization in the world. If you would like an ACA Skills Assessment, there is an additional $50 fee for ACA Membership.  Students need to request Assessment before the start of the course and will be required to meet skill proficiencies by the end of the course.

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