Group communication, river safety, & emergency management are important elements t0 becoming a safe and well rounded paddler. Take our 2-day Sierra Rescue River Rescue certification course to learn everyday safety skills as well as how to handle rescue situations effectively.
The course will be taught as a successive building of skills. The first day will focus on basic swiftwater rescue techniques. Day two will included more technical rope systems, live bait rescues, rescue scenarios.
Day one topics:
Chain of command
Aggressive swimming techniques
Day two topics:
Z-drag & mechanical systems
Live Bait Rescues
Who: Rafters, paddlers, or just river lovers that are capable of swimming in moderate current.
Where: 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.
When: March 14th and 15th, April 11th & 12th, or by appointment
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.
Cost: $275 Includes course materials, and 3 year certification pending demonstration of skills.