Sierra Rescue Swiftwater CourseSwiftwater Rescue Course

Dates: May 22 - 24, 2019

Location: Salida, CO

Host: River Management Society, Southwest Chapter

Contact: Tappan Brown, Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area ([email protected],719.539.7289 Ext. 4723)

Cost: $300 (see NOTE below)

Registration: RMS Swiftwater Rescue Registration Form

Full credit card payment required at time of registration.  If other payment method is needed please contact [email protected] prior to registration.

Cancellation Policy: Any cancellations after May 1, 2019 will incur a $100 cancellation fee.  No shows without prior notification will forfeit the full course fee.  If RMS or Sawatch Rescue cancel this trip for any reason prior to the commencement of the course a full refund will be provided to registrants.

Course Description: This is a dynamic, hands-on water rescue course specifically written and designed for river professionals and others who work or volunteer in swiftwater settings. Emphasis is on identifying hazards and on RESCUE itself; both of self and others.  Thinking through rescues is also emphasized. This course includes all content from the American Canoe Association ACA Level 4 Swiftwater Rescue curriculum.  Although this course meets agency Swiftwater Rescue certification requirements for river guides and kayakers, the 3-day format allows for thorough integration of knowledge and practice of the skills that matter through hands-on field scenarios. Knowledge of moving in swiftwater environments and paddling experience is strongly recommended.  Please contact Tappan Brown ([email protected]) if you have any questions regarding your participation or the curriculum.

NOTE: Course fee includes instruction and instructional materials only.  Personal equipment, lodging, meals and transportation are the responsibility of the individual participant.

Instructors: The Sierra Rescue curriculum for this course is instructed by the staff of Sawatch Rescue, Denver, CO.

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