Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Swiftwater Rescue Class, 2017


Setting safety on the California Salmon. 

Ready to tune up your Swiftwater rescue skills this summer?

On July 22nd & 23rd, the Community School, in partnership with White Otter Adventures, will be offering a Swiftwater Rescue Course, to help prepare private boaters, guides and trip leaders for a variety of river rescue and safety scenarios.  With a mix of classroom instruction, hands-on practice, and exciting rescue scenarios, this class will aim to leave all the participants prepared for whatever difficulties they may face on the river.  Even if you're an ultra-conservative and responsible boater (like we all strive to be), if you spend enough time floating Idaho's beautiful rivers, you will need these skills--whether for yourself or for another party of river users.

Participants who attend the class will receive American Canoe Association Swiftwater Rescue Level 4 Certification.  Here are the tentative details:

Dates: 7/22-7/23, 2017
Time: 8 AM - 5 PM
Location: Sunbeam, ID
Cost: $195 per participant
Prerequisites: Must be 16 years old, in good health and overall fitness, possess solid swimming ability, and be comfortable swimming in moving current during river drills.
Course Capacity: 15 participants
Instructor: Elliot Jacobs, SWR Level IV, ACA Whitewater Instructor
Contact:  Elliot Jacobs, ejacobs@communityschool.org
Minimum Gear Requirements (email Elliot if any of this is a problem; we have some gear that we can loan out):
  • Clothing suitable for extended swimming in cold water (wetsuit or drysuit)
  • Helmet 
  • Suitable River Footwear
  • PFD (type III or V)
  • Throw bag, 15+ft of 1 inch tubular webbing, 2 prusick loops (P-cord with diameter smaller than throw bag rope diameter) and 2 locking carabiners
  • Whistle
  • Boat and Paddle
  • Lunch for both days
To Register: You can find a registration form at the Community School Summer School!

See you on the river!