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ACA 3 Day Womens' Swiftwater Rescue

22 hours (3 Days) ACA certified instruction, Rogue River near Galice, Oregon

  • Starts Jun 7
  • 400 US dollars
  • Rogue River near Galice, Oregon

Available spots

Service Description

Taught on up to class III whitewater. SWR teaches recognition and avoidance of common river hazards, execution of self-rescue techniques and rescues of paddlers in distress. Emphasis is placed both on personal safety and on simple, commonly used access skills like swimming, wading and throw bagging. Fundamental techniques for dealing with hazards that carry greater risks for both victim and rescuer, such as entrapments, pins and mechanical advantage haul systems are also are taught. This course is aimed at whitewater private boaters interested in learning fundamental river rescue skills and river guides who are required to have Swiftwater training for work. Check with your employer if you are unsure about specific requirements. This course takes place on the Rogue River near Galice and NNWW will supply a raft and IKs as needed. Participants may bring their own watercraft. Participants are encouraged to bring all their own PPE, watercraft of your choice and any equipment that you regularly carry downstream with you like a pin kit and first aid. ACA Curriculum "Level 4: Swiftwater Rescue" Skills Course TOPICS: Paddling Environment & hydrology PPE Rescue Strategy Wading Throw Rope Swimming QRHS (live bait) Knots Anchors Rigging mechanical advantage Craft-Pins Craft-based Rescues Foot Entrapments This course is intended for anyone who identifies as a woman, she/her as a way to support the diversification of whitewater and promote gender equality in the guiding and outdoor adventure industries.

Upcoming Classes

Cancellation Policy

If you must cancel your booking, please notify us as soon as possible. Please phone first, but we also need a written email notice containing the current date, the date and name of the booking you are cancelling, and your name and (electronic) signature. Cancellation notices received: -30 days or more before your class or course are eligible for a full refund. -8 to 29 days before your class, 50% refund of your deposit or transfer/deferral of your deposit in full to a different class. -7 days or less before a class or course will not be refunded, but the class or course deposit may be transferred towards a future class or course. -No shows will not be eligible for a refund or transfer.

Contact Details


Rogue River, OR, USA

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