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SRG and Outdoor New England L4 SWR

ACA Level 4 SWR, Sponsored by Outdoor New England in Franklin, NH

  • Ended
  • 285 US dollars
  • Winnipesaukee River, Franklin, New Hampshire

Service Description

American Canoe Association Level 4 Swiftwater Rescue Course. This three-day weekend course is in partnership with Outdoor New England and takes place on the Winnipesaukee River in Franklin, New Hampshire. Content and skills are based on the ACA Level IV SWR curriculum, is appropriate for trip leaders, whitewater instructors and guides, and recreational paddlers, looking to further their skills. Course Schedule: Friday 6/7 - 6:00 PM-8:00 PM Dryland Skills Evolutions Saturday 6/8 - 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM On River Skills Evolutions Sunday 6/9 - 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM On River Skills Evolutions Students will get the most out of the course if they have appropriate thermal protection, and river boots/shoes, Type III or V PFD (lifejacket), and helmet are required. A personal throw bag, whistle, and river knife are encouraged but not mandatory. Familiarity and working knowledge of knots will improve course experience. The following knots are recommended: Figure 8, Figure 8 Retrace/Follow-Through, Figure 8 on a Bight, Alpine Butterfly, Munter Hitch (on a pear shaped carabiner), Clove Hitch, Double Fisherman's (to make prussiks), Prussik Knot, and the Water Knot (1" tubular webbing). We teach/use the Wrap Three Pull Two, and the Basket Hitch (with webbing) for anchors, as well as the "No-Knot" or Tensionless Hitch anchor. Please review the ACA requirements for course participation. 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, and we love to demo, swim with, and support students skills acquisition in a safe supportive environment. Show up well rested, bring snacks, a thermos for hot drinks, fluids, and 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. Course Curriculum: https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.americancanoe.org/resource/resmgr/sei-courses/l4_swr_skills.pdf


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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