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Level 5 Advanced Swift Water Rescue Tech ACA (American Canoe Association) Course


This 3-day river rescue training course will be located at Big Lake Youth Camp in Sisters, OR and will be instructed by Nate Ostis with Wilderness Rescue International. (

Date: June 17-19, 2019
Cost: $400/person, cost includes housing and meals for three nights, and instructor fees
Hours: 8am to 5pm (lunch 12pm-1pm)
Location: Big Lake Youth Camp at 26435 Big Lake Rd, Sisters, OR 97759

– 18 years of age
– Adequate health insurance coverage
– Basic swimming ability and in good physical condition

Required Equipment:
– Full dry suit, hood and gloves, can be rented if you do not own your own. ( Please allow enough time to receive the items.
– Lightweight water or kayak helmet

– USCG Types III or V approved lifejacket/PFD
– Thick-soled water booties or tennis shoes. Must be closed-toe
– Students are encouraged to bring their own rescue gear to participate with

– River Rescue Principles
– Risk Management & Prevention
– Hydrology & Hazards
– Swimming: Aggressive & Defensive
– Throwbags
– Contact Rescues
– Spinal Precautions
– Knots
– Shallow Water Crossing
– Managing Entrapment
– Live Bait
– Swiftwater Entries
– Line Crossing Techniques
– Anchors
– Mechanical Advantage: 3:1, 5:1, 9:1, Pig Rigs, Vectors, etc.
– Tensioned Diagonals
– Scenarios

Level 5 Swift Water Rescue Tech

American Canoe Association Course
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