RIVER SAFETY & SKILLS COURSE:
Dates: May 19-20 & July 21-22, 2018
Price: $275.00 per-person
Equipment needed to participate: PFD (personal flotation device), dry suit or wetsuit, & helmet
Day 1: Half the day will be on dry land going over theory, hydrology, rescue scenarios, knots, ropes, and boat familiarization. The second half of the day will be spent on a slow moving section of river with drills incorporating what we learned earlier in the day.
Day 2: We spend the whole day on the river going over scenarios, practicing our swim techniques, and dealing with a variety of capsized water craft, and river hazards.
The River Safety & Skills Course is designed for novice to advanced individuals or groups. This course will cover proper equipment for any river activity, basic ropes and knots, Hydrology (reading currents and river features), hazards, self- rescue, group rescue, proper swimming techniques, throw ropes, river crossing, and a controlled strainer practice.
This course will give individuals river safety skills to feel more comfortable in the moving water environment.