Level 4: Swiftwater Rescue Skills Course - ACA

Upcoming Events

06.22.24 – 06.23.24 | 8:30 am – 6:00 pm

Level 4: Swiftwater Rescue Skills Course

Dayton, OH, USA

AGE: 18 and up | $235.00

This 2-day Swiftwater Rescue workshop takes place June 22 and 23 taught by Mike Mather. This course teaches recognition and avoidance of common river hazards, execution of self-rescue techniques, and rescue techniques for paddlers in distress. Emphasis is placed both on personal safety and on simple, commonly used skills. Techniques for dealing with hazards that carry greater risks for both victim and rescuer, such as strainers, rescue vest applications, entrapments, and pins, are also practiced. Scenarios will provide an opportunity for participants to practice their skills both individually and within a team/group context. Ideally, students should be able to competently maneuver their craft in at least class II whitewater. However all boaters, and non-boaters with an interest in swiftwater rescue (e.g., professional rescuers), will benefit from the class. Participants should be in good health and overall fitness, possess solid swimming ability, and be comfortable swimming in moving current during river drills. Participants should dress appropriately for weather and temperature and expect to be in the water for extended periods of time.

Contact Information Mike Mather