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American Canoe Association Swiftwater Rescue – 2 day course

$250 per participant

BOOK NOW call  1-800-620-0269

Take your whitewater river rescue skills to the next level in this American Canoe Association “ACA” Level 4 course designed for whitewater river runners and professional guides in all river disciplines (raft, Kayak, SUP, canoe and drift boat).  As a boater you never know when you may be called upon to affect a rescue.  This course fits the needs of river guiding companies and our hands on approach allows participants to practice the skills they observe.

Skills taught include: personal safety, group safety, proper use of rescue equipment, mechanical advantage (z-drag), and simple to complex rescue solutions.  Check out the course curriculum to see if this is the course for you! Advanced Swiftwater Rescue Curriculum

Participants should be in good physical condition and be comfortable in class III whitewater. Our courses run best when participants display the willingness to have fun and learn in a group environment.

Gear requirements:  Type III PFD (Type V PFD recommended), whitewater helmet, dry or wetsuit, appropriate river shoes, whistle, and river knife.

Recommended gear:  Throw bag – minimum 50ft. of rope, neoprene gloves, 2 – locking carabiners, 1 – piece of 6mm or 7mm cordelette, 36″ long, and 1 – piece of 6mm or 7mm cordelette, 54″ long

For gear rental or questions please contact us at 1-800-620-0269 or via email on our contact page.

This course is also offered through the Bend Park and Recreation summer catalog in the Adult Outdoors section. Activity # 208984

"Great course, encouraged me to keep practicing the skills I learned" Trent Voltz - Deschutes County Search and Rescue, Bend, OregonAdvanced Swiftwater Rescue Dates and Locations:

Times: 8:30 AM – 5 PM.  These are long fun days so we ask that everyone is on time and ready to go.

Transportation is provided on day 2.  * Course locations may vary depending upon river condition

BOOK NOW call  1-800-620-0269