Swiftwater Rescue Level 4
Swiftwater Rescue For River Guides is taught in accordance in to the American Canoe Association’s SWR Level 4. This an excellent rescue foundation and refresher course for all river professionals. Students will receive an American Canoe Association card of participation which is valid for 3 years.
Students enrolled in our SWR for Guides will:
• Develop and practice key self-rescue skills.
• Identify and avoid river hazards by understanding hydrology, hazards, and river features.
• Focus on fast, low-risk strategies for early management of river accidents
• Develop and practice methods for recovering swimmers, and loose boats and equipment
• Develop and practice more advanced rope-based and in-water skills
• Gain experience using the rescue PFD, and understand its strengths and weaknesses
• Utilize rescue scene management principles needed within a paddling group.
Location: Animas River, Durango Colorado
Dates: May 20 – 21, 2017