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DATE: 07/14/2019
TIME: 9:00am - 5:00pm (prompt start, estimated end)


DESCRIPTION: (Wear appropriate clothing & bring water! Below are some special instructions: what to bring, relative difficulties, interesting features, & carpooling directions.)

Where:  Location will be decided depending on flow either Lehigh (around Jim Thorpe) or the Muddy.  email me at sgwentz54 at aol dot com.

Cost of the Class is $20 per person

How: Sign up for the class you must pay through the pay pal system and this will reserve your spot.  If you have a PayPal account send the money to .  If you don’t not have a PayPal account you will need to set up an account in order to pay for the course.  Please contact me to let me know you are attending the course by email at the address above..

Swiftwater Rescue Part 2 – This will be a one day class to review land based skills.  It will be a refresher of Part 1.  Part 2 will be mostly water work.  We will reviewing,knots and safety the topics below.  The second half of the day will hands on setting up the things we went over.  Learn what to do now before an incident may occur.  Practice and be comfortable with your skills.

Course Objectives:

  • Promote proactive prevention of river accidents and injuries.
  • Develop and practice key self-rescue skills.
  • Identify and avoid river hazards by understanding hydrology, hazards, and river features.
  • Focus on fast, low-risk strategies for early management of river accidents
  • Gain experience using the rescue PFD, and understand its strengths and weaknesses
  • Utilize rescue scene management principles needed within a paddling group

Minimum personal equipment for class: PFD designed for whitewater use, whitewater helmet, protective footwear, boat, paddle, whistle, throw rope, 15+ feet of one inch tubular nylon webbing, 2 locking carabiners (I have extra carabiners), and 2 prusick loops.  If you need tubular webbing or Prusick rope there will be an additional cost of $10

Maximum # of people: 12

This topics will be briefly reviewed:

 

Personal Preparation

Rescue Philosophy

Scene Management

Medical Issues

Equipment

Rescue Vest

Throw Ropes

Line Ferries and Line Crossings

Knots

Anchors

Pins

Mechanical Advantage

Entrapment

Stabilization, Cinch and Snag Lines

Water Hazards and Hydrology

We will be in the water so dress appropriately

Focus will be on the following:

Swimming

Strainer practice

Boat based rescues

Wading

Rope throwing

Self rescue

Shallow water entry

Scenarios

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