Is to offer the highest quality paddle sport & river safety courses, while having a great time on the water. It is better to understand the safety strategies & paddling skills we teach really well than to halfway understand everything about safety &/or paddling skills in one day. We tech skills as our students progress & don't speed by the normal learning progression. This makes for a fun & educating experience. All our courses are hands-on training. Yet I feel our participants say it all in their reviews.
Why I took a course
I am new to White Water Kayaking and wanted to get an overview of gear, safety and rescue. The Essentials of River Safety & Rescue course was scheduled to be held in my neighboring state, hosted by Arkansas Outdoor Outfitters. That was a good start.
What I got out of this course.
I found this course to be an excellent resource! It offered up to date information that was broken down throughout the day and presented at a comfortable pace with time for questions, breaks, etc.
The course brought a new level of awareness regarding the many details involved in water safety and rescue. Personally, I am inspired by this experience to pursue further training and education. This was time well invested.
I took an L3 SWR class with Rob Moody back in 2018 because I wanted to learn how to rescue myself or others while kayaking. I learned so much and had such a great time that I came back for both a L4 SWR class and several beginner SUP classes . I think Rob is an awesome teacher and the stuff he teaches in both his SWR and SUP classes has helped me become a much safer and more confident paddler. I would definitely recommend his classes for anyone that paddles on the water! - Kai Mueller
wonderful caring people felt comfortable and instruction was awesome! will go again... Thank you! ~ Leah Randolph
We had so much fun in the family clinic. We learned so much and it really boosted our confidence. ~ Heather J.
Well presented, good group. Rob encouraged & teaches hands on. Will definitely do another class. would love to do class in boat learning more to negotiate river/rapids. ~ Barbara
We offer Family Fun Beaver Lake & Illinois river guided tours. All tour guides are highly energetic, fun, & knowledgeable about our local NWA water ways. They all have took a ACA swift water rescue class, certified in CPR & Wilderness First Aid for our clients safety concerns.