Come enjoy cool mornings and HOT workouts on flat water. The focus will be on strokes, rolls, and comfort. Beginners are also welcome to come experience the sport.
- Per Person
Sierra River Rescue Certification
The course will be taught as a successive building of skills. The first day will focus on basic swiftwater rescue techniques. Day two will include more technical rope systems, live bait rescues, rescue scenarios.
Group communication, river safety, and emergency management are important elements t0 becoming a safe and well-rounded paddler.
The course will be held on the James River in Richmond, Virginia. Specific course venues will be determined by the water levels. We will send you our meeting location the week of the course.
Brief scenarios will be conducted on both days with a final, more complex rescue scenario occurring at the end of day two. Swiftwater rescue courses are a fun way to learn how you can further enjoy the river and be safe with friends.
Who: Rafters, paddlers, or just river lovers that are capable of swimming in moderate current.
When: March 14th and 15th, April 11th & 12th, or by appointment
- Chain of command
- River signals
- Wading techniques
- Throw bags
- First aid
- Aggressive swimming techniques
- Foot entrapments
- Z-drag & mechanical systems
- Rope rescues
- Paddling rescues
- Live bait rescues