New for 2021
On-Line SWR topics / Q&A with instructors
These courses will be held on Tuesday & Thursday evenings at 6:30pm Starting January
We've made a few adjustments so we can still get a lot of these land-based Swift Water Rescue topics out while we wait on vaccines to hopefully end the pandemic (covid - 19) our country & world has encountered. We will be adapting to our environment till we can get back to normal. We will start having in-person courses as this situation plays out.
Learn tips & tricks as planning your next trips. This course will go over - pre-planning, pre-launch Safety talks, things you should know about your group, managing group on the river, gear that you should have, where to store gear, & how to prepare for the unknown. Safe trips = fun trips with new paddlers finding a new found love that they'll share with you. On the other hand one bad experience on the river for a new paddler could/will run them away from ever floating again
Knowing how to communicate on the river, How important is it? This is a strategy that you will used every time you are paddling on flatwater or whitewater. Yes, this sounds simple enough, we talk to one another everyday without a problem right? Yet as paddling we're not always within distance for someone to hear us talk or river noise. we'll also go over what someone looks like when drowning, how to spot them & what you can do for yourself in this situation
This course offers a wealth of information about the correct paddling gear you'll need for all the weather the Ozarks can throw at you.. We will be going over what to wear and bring in all different paddling environments. Be prepared for cold, hot, wet, windy, rainy, snowy & what to pack for the surprises our weather can throw out.
Cold water safety is one of the most over looked & misunderstood safety concerns year around paddlers face. I figured out really fast when I started paddling whitewater that it's usually cold & wet when the rivers running. This meant I needed to become fluent in being in cold wet environments for long periods of time while remaining comfortable. Yet, if you look at statistics it's not usually the whitewater folks that fall victim to hyperthermia, It's the recreational or fishing boaters that goes out a 100 times with the wrong gear & are ok until that one time they fall in the water on accident & are not dressed for immersion. This can happen fast & is very deadly. This course will go over cheap to more expensive ways to dress to survive this situation.
We also offer on-line private group courses for a discounted rate. These courses can be modified for your group & their needs. Prices depend on size of group, topic(s), & hours of teaching. Please email us at email@example.com for group rates or to reserve a lesson for your group today.