Swiftwater Certification

Canoe Kayak Canada Whitewater Certification

Swiftwater Rescue and Safety

Target Audience: This Whitewater Canada course is recommended for all paddlers
Course Duration: Two days
Prerequisites:
– Provincial or territorial paddle sports association member
– Basic class II paddling skills
Environment: Class I-IV whitewater

Course Outline:
– Risk, incidents, and liability
– River dynamics (hydrology)
– River hazards
– Trip safety and planning
– Throwbags
– Wading and swimming
– Tow systems and in-boat rescue techniques
– Knots and anchors
– Tag and snag lines
– Mechanical advantage systems
– Leading rescues and organization of rescues

Course Fee: $310.00

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