ACA L3/L4 Swiftwater Rescue Training at East Race Waterway in South Bend, IN
Great Opportunity for local and relevant safety training for all paddlers!
Minimum number of people for class: 6
Maximum number of people for class: 12
Total hours of instruction: 16 (two 8 hour days)
ACA Certified Course? Yes
ACA Insurance to be provided through the instructors and included in fees (if you are an ACA Member, the $5 premium is discounted once you provide your ACA Membership number to the coordinator.
Day One Group out-of-water instruction includes topics such as: Rescue Philosophy, Knots, Throw Ropes, Spine Management, Scenarios, Anchors
Day 2 to be in our boats on a river for more practical, in-the-environment instruction
Lunch will be provided on both days
Equipment required (Both Days):
Kayak with Spray Skirt, Personal Flotation Device, Helmet, Paddle, Appropriate clothing/gear for the weather, Throw Bag, Safety Whistle
Highly recommendedbut not required (please let us know if you do/do not have this gear): Z-Drag Kit, Prussic Loops x 2, locking carabiner x 2, 15’ 1” wide webbing
Recommended but do not purchase if you do not yet have: first aid kit
Class performed by ACA Certified Instructors and Hoosier Canoe and Kayak Club Members Richard Clapham, John Gates and Jason Tharp