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What we do isn't what sets us apart - it's how we do it, and why. We aren't a cookie-cutter company. We think cookie cutters belong in the kitchen. Instead, we listen to our clients and tailor our solutions to meet their specific, often unique needs. That takes serious effort. This "above and beyond" approach sets the industry standard and helps keep Canadians safe in challenging environments.

Overview

Swiftwater 101 for paddlers and junior guides. The focus of this two-day course is on the necessary knowledge and skills for paddlers or those who want to work as junior guides. It is tailored to the specific needs of those playing or working on or around moving water. This very hands-on and practical course is great for those that want to feel more confident around moving swiftwater; more confidence equals more fun.
Starting at
$299 CAD
Package Price

What we do isn't what sets us apart - it's how we do it, and why. We aren't a cookie-cutter company. We think cookie cutters belong in the kitchen. Instead, we listen to our clients and tailor our solutions to meet their specific, often unique needs. That takes serious effort. This "above and beyond" approach sets the industry standard and helps keep Canadians safe in challenging environments.

Quick Facts

Paddlesport

  • Kayaking

Activity

  • Whitewater

Experience/Service

  • Instruction or Skills Clinic

Destination

  • North America

Length

  • 2 Days

Guided

  • Yes

Outfitted

  • Custom

Special Interest

  • Students
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Accreditation

  • Skills Certification

Adventure Level

Easier Challenging

Itinerary

Meeting Place

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The focus of this 2 day course is on the necessary knowledge and skills for all paddlers and those who want to work as junior guides.

Day 1:

- A review of key concepts <br>- Site safety assessment <br>- Basic river signals <br>- Throw bagging <br>- Shallow water crossings <br>- Swimming skills <br>- Hazard avoidance <br>- Basic foot and body entrapment rescue techniques <br>- Combat and rescue swimming <br>- Rope work

Day 2:

Review of key concepts <br>-Site safety assessment <br>-Rope work for wraps, pins, and flips <br>-Recovery of drifting/personless boat into a shore or safe eddy <br>-Self rescue skills, including swimming a boat to shore <br>-Rescue of a distressed swimmer <br>-Pinned and wrapped boat boat reco

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