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Swift Water Rescue


This is the American Canoe Association (ACA) Swiftwater Rescue Level 4 course, taught by ACA certified instructors.  The course teaches judgement and risk management to minimize the likelihood of serious incidents, and the skills to deal with incidents that still occur.  
Prerequisites include ability to swim, confident boating skills in Class II whitewater, well-fitting whitewater PFD and helmet, solid closed footwear (no sandals, flip-flops, or aquasocks), clothing appropriate to the water temperature, and gear appropriate to your craft (kayaks and canoes with flotation, SUP, raft).  

If you have rescue gear, bring it.  If you don't, do not go and buy gear before the class.  Come play with club gear in the class, and then make informed purchases afterwards.  

This is a physically demanding class, and much of the class will occur in the river. Exercises are challenge-by-choice; if you are uncomfortable with an exercise you may elect to sit it out.
 

Click here to see the ACA curriculum.  

 

All participants must fill out the ACA Waiver and Insurance form.

Signed ACA waivers will be collected at the start of the class.  
 
ACA Minor Waiver and Insurance

If you do not belong to the American Canoe Club (ACA) or to the Canoe Cruisers Association (CCA), an extra $5 is charged to cover the cost of insurance.  If you are an ACA member you must include your ACA number when your register.

Join CCA for $20 a year for the whole family and save the $5 insurance fee.
When:
Saturday, July 14, 2018, 8:00 AM until Sunday, July 15, 2018, 5:00 PM
Where:

Contact:
Charles Duffy
(703) 938-3949
Category:
Classes
Registration is closed - Event is full
Payment In Advance Only
Prerequisites include ability to swim, confident boating skills in Class II whitewater, well-fitting whitewater PFD and helmet, solid closed footwear (no sandals, flip-flops, or aquasocks), clothing appropriate to the water temperature, and gear appropriate to your craft (kayaks and canoes with flotation, SUP, raft).
Registration cancellations will be accepted
Cancellation Policy:
Please notify the class or event coordinator if you will not be attending.

If a fee was charged, you will receive a credit on your account for the full amount. This credit can be used to pay for any future CCA class or event, or for membership dues. We do not reverse credit card payments.
Capacity:
22
Available Slots:
Filled
Registrants & Fees
$20.00
$25.00