Whitewater Instructionals and Paddler education
Gear rental if needed $5 per session
If you have never taken swiftwater training, or it has been awhile it is very good to learn or refresh these skills.
Paddlers should understand that when something bad happens on the river, paddlers are the first responders. Most issues are resolved, for better or worse, before professional services can respond. Learning these skills is VERY worthwhile!
2-day Basic Swiftwater Rescue
Geared toward the novice to intermediate paddler, the 2-day Basic Swiftwater Rescue Course is based on a curriculum developed by the American Canoe Association and is designed to teach both river rescue techniques and safe river-running practices in all river craft.
Emphasis is on judgment and managing river rescue situations, as well as river rescue techniques that can be performed with a minimum of equipment. Rescuing swimmers and pinned boats will be covered. Participants should have some familiarity with whitewater.
Class size is limited to 12.
If you are considering becoming a leader, remember that CT AMC offers 50% tuition (up to $100) reimbursement off the cost of the course once you have completed leading 3 trips.
Other AMC paddlers are welcome on a waiting list if the class does not fill.
Cost $201.25 per person.
Only receipt of full payment registers you for this event!
Contact Mark Schappert to start registration ASAP
Contact Mark Schappert to start registration ASAP 203-240-3544 firstname.lastname@example.org
Send check made out to CT AMC Whitewater to event leader:
38 Traverse St.
Waterbury CT 06704
Full payment by check must be received by June 8.
Cancellations made later than June 9 are non-refundable. (Though finding another to take your spot is permitted.)
We highly recommend that you camp or stay locally Friday and Sat. night. (These classes can be REALLY tiring! ) Campsites may be available Fri. and Sat. at Zoar for $8.30 per person.
Breakfast and Dinner costs are up to participants, but Dinner Sat. night at a local restaurant is planned.
Lunches are provided Zoar. Contact them if you have any food allergies or preferences.