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2023 Penobscot Swiftwater Rescue

3-Day | ACA Lvl 4 SWR | WB Penobscot, ME | with Camping

  • Starts Jul 5
  • 285 US dollars
  • Millinocket, Maine

Available spots


Service Description

American Canoe Association Level 4 Swiftwater Rescue Course. This 3-day course, based on ACA’s Level IV SWR curriculum, is appropriate for trip leaders, whitewater instructors and guides, and recreational paddlers looking to further their skills. We believe in the importance of scenario-based training. To make space for realistic scenarios and hands-on practice with the skills, we schedule our courses over three days (with an evening zoom lecture and dryland sessions on Wednesday and Friday) in over and above the ACA minimum 16 contact hours. Course Curriculum: https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.americancanoe.org/resource/resmgr/sei-courses/l4_swr_skills.pdf The course location will be held in and around Big Eddy on the West Branch of the Penobscot in Millinocket, Maine. The SWR course covers: swimming and self-rescue, throw bag use, wading, scene management, boat and shore-based rescue techniques, and the use of mechanical advantage, among others. This is a demanding course; participants should be comfortable in the water, and have a foundation knowledge of hydrology and moving water. Students must provide their own thermal protection, personal flotation device, helmet, and footwear. Schedule: Wednesday, July 5th, 2023, 6 PM-9 PM - Remote Lecture Friday, July 7th, 2023, 6 PM - 9 PM - Dryland session at Big Eddy Campground Saturday, July 8th, 2023, 8:30 AM - 5 PM On-water skills evolutions at Big Eddy Campground Sunday, July 9th, 2023 8:30 AM - 5 PM On-water skills evolutions at Big Eddy Campground Course cost includes two nights camping at Big Eddy. Does not include any food. For WB Locals, use discount code NOCAMPING ($40 discount) if you don't need a tent site at Big Eddy)


Upcoming Sessions


Cancellation Policy

30 Days or more prior to course start date, SRG will offer a full refund. Between 15 and 29 days prior to the course start date, SRG will retain 25 percent of the course tuition. Between 8 and 14 days prior to the course start date, SRG will retain 50 percent of the course tuition. Less than 8 days prior to the course start date or after the course has begun, there will be no refunds.


Contact Details

+ (207) 200-1383

info@sawyerrivergroup.com

New England, USA

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