ACA Swiftwater Training

ACA BASIC SWIFTWATER TRAINING

Duration: 2 Days
Price Per Person: $275
Location: Bryson City, NC
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Stay safe on water by learning the basics of whitewater and river safety. This two-day course covers the essential skills of accident prevention and management, hazard recognition, self-rescue, boat-based rescue, whitewater swimming and basic rope rescue techniques. Learn to identify potential hazards, how to avoid them and group management skills. Gain hands-on experience with in-water scenarios.

The ACA Swiftwater Rescue Basic Course is physically demanding. Participants can expect to spend ample time in moving water, confidence swimming in Class II+ rapids is required. Passing this course does not earn national accreditation, but a knowledge base required for safe, recreational paddling.

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ACA L4 SWIFTWATER RESCUE

Duration: 2 Days
Price Per Person: $275
Location: Bryson City, NC
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ACA Level 4 Swiftwater RescueApril 23-24, 2018Bryson City, NC
ACA Level 4 Swiftwater RescueJune 30-July 1, 2018Bryson City, NC
ACA Level 4 Swiftwater RescueJuly 28-29, 2018Bryson City, NC

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Learn the basics of whitewater safety and more. The ACA L4 Swiftwater Rescue Course covers all the essentials of accident prevention and management, hazard recognition, self-rescue, boat-based rescue, whitewater swimming and basic rope techniques. In addition, students have an extra day to learn more advanced skills including advanced rope rescue techniques, unpinning and extrication, entrapment rescues and the use of swiftwater rescue vests.

This 2-day course will combine a classic classroom setting with hands-on learning scenarios in whitewater situations with the entire second day spent on the river. This course is physically demanding. Participants should be comfortable swimming in Class II+ whitewater rapids.

*Previous swiftwater training is not required for this course.

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