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Advanced Swiftwater Rescue

ACA Level V Swiftwater Rescue with Guest Instructor Mike Mather.

  • Starts May 3
  • 290 US dollars
  • Vicinity of North Conway, NH 03860

Available spots


Service Description

American Canoe Association Level 5 Advanced Swiftwater Rescue Course. This three-day weekend course features guest instructor Mike Mather. Mike is an ACA Instructor Trainer Educator, and brings a lifetime of experience gained from working across the country and internationally, training river guides to special operations team members in technical rope rescue, motorized boat operations, flood rescue, and swiftwater rescue. Along the way he has accumulated a wealth of funny stories about his mishaps and misadventures, and uses these hilarious stories to drive home his instruction. The course location will be determined based on water levels within 1.5 hours of the Mount Washington Valley. Accommodations for students are typically local to the Conway/North Conway area. SRG staff are able to suggest locations to stay on request. Course Schedule: Friday 5/3 - 6:30 PM-8:00 PM Dryland Skills Evolutions/Expectations Saturday 5/4 - 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM On River Skills Evolutions Sunday 5/5 - 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM On River Skills Evolutions Please review the ACA requirements for course participation. Students will get the most out of the course if they have appropriate thermal protection, and river boots/shoes, Type V PFD with rescue tether, and helmet are required. A personal throw bag, whistle, and river knife are encouraged but not mandatory. This is an ADVANCED Swiftwater Rescue course. Participants are expected to know knots, anchors, swiftwater rescue techniques, and have confidence in the their skills and ability to move within the river and swiftwater environment. On river course days can be physically demanding and involve lots of swimming, moving in and around water, movement across areas with difficult footing, and typically take place when the water is cold and cooler ambient air temperatures. SRG believes in Challenge By Choice and students always have the option to pass on an evolution. We love to demo, swim with, and support students skills acquisition in a safe supportive environment. Show up well rested, bring snacks and a robust lunch, a thermos for hot drinks, fluids, and arrive ready to have fun and work hard. Please contact us with any questions. We want you to have an awesome experience and leave with a bunch of new tools for your river tool box. REGISTRATION REQUIRES A PASSCODE


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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