Swiftwater Rescue Training in Knoxville, Maryland. Only 1 hour from Washington D.C.
|Boaters know things happen fast on moving water! River & Trail Outfitters is very excited to offer a 2-Day Swift Water Rescue training program that will give you, the trip leader, the knowledge and skills you need to make quick decisions and execute safe and effective rescues on moving water.
River & Trail Outfitter’s Swift Water Rescue training program, taught by a certified American Canoe Association Swift Water Rescue Instructor, will cover many of the skills needed for a safe and effective rescue including:
Items of discussion and practice will include:
Emphasis is placed on personal safety and simple, commonly used skills. All of the skills taught will be practiced individually and as a team. This training is a MUST for group leaders planning safe canoe or kayak trips on moving water!
River & Trail will provide PFDs, helmets, boats, ropes, anchors and pulleys. However, if you have your own equipment that you are comfortable with, we encourage you to bring it with you. Participants interested in attending this training program should be physically fit enough for two active days in and out of the water and have good swimming ability. Life Vests will be worn at all times when in or near water. Good paddling skills are helpful but not necessary to participate in this training. Course participants must be at least 14 years of age. Class will be held both days from 9am to 5pm.
What to bring
- Clothing that you can wear comfortably in the water and is suitable for the weather and water temperature and a change of clothes.
- Secure water shoes. (Tevas. Keens, or Booties with a rubber sole)
- Lunch, snacks, and plenty of water for both days.
- 10 to 20 feet of 1 inch tubular webbing and a locking carabiner. (Available at our shop)
- May 30th & 31st, Wednesday & Thursday
Price: $200.00 for public and $150.00 for scouts and other non profits*. Individuals get $50 off for signing up for more than one training trip.
*Add 5% amusement fee & $2.50 user fee per person.
Camping option available
Directions: Report to River & Trail Outfitters 604 Valley Road Knoxville, MD 21758 at 8:30am for check-in.