2017 Summer Swiftwater Rescue Clinic (June 24th & 25th)

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Event Date: 
06/25/2017 - 06/26/2017
Price: $30.00

 Taking a swiftwater rescue clinic is an important step in managing the safety of yourself and others on the river, and is strongly recommended for paddlers of all skill levels. 

Some of the things you will learn about during this course include:

  • Identifying hazards and managing risk in a river setting.
  • Self-rescue techniques like defensive and aggressive swimming
  • Boat based rescue techniques for swimmers and gear
  • Group safety techniques
  • Selecting appropriate safety gear for the river
  • How to use a throw rope effectively
  • How to free a pinned boat

The summer clinic will be taught by Matt Thomas and Allen Freeman.  Class will meet both days at River Falls Park on Rockfish Dr, Weldon NC. Space is limited to 15 students, so sign up early to reserve your spot.