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ACA Swiftwater Rescue Smith

16 hours ACA certified instruction, Smith River near Gasquet, CA

  • Starts Mar 23, 2024
  • 300 US dollars
  • Gasquet, Panther Flat Campground

Available spots

Service Description

Teaches recognition and avoidance of common river hazards, execution of self-rescue techniques, and simple rescues of paddlers in distress. Emphasis is placed both on personal safety and on simple, commonly used skills. Fundamental techniques for dealing with hazards that carry greater risks for both victim and rescuer, such as entrapments, and pins, 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. Participants must be ACA Annual Members in order to receive documentation of course "completion" and be entered into the ACA National database. This course takes place on the Rogue River near Galice and NNWW will supply a raft for downstream travel for participants who do not have their own watercraft. Participants are encouraged to bring all their own PPE, watercraft of your choice, and any rescue equipment that you carry regularly. 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

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

  • Gasquet, CA, USA


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