Minnesota Swift Water Awareness and Rescue Classes

Swift Water Rescue Classes with Hard Water Sports

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This course teaches recognition and avoidance of common river hazards, self-rescue techniques, and simple rescues of paddlers in distress. 

Hard Water Sports has teamed up with One Planet Adventures to offer a 1 day river rescue training course.
A full day of swift water rescue training covering essential and efficient river safety skills.

May 11 – Swift Water Rescue class on the Kettle River. The first half of the day will be spent learning skills on dry land, After a short break for lunch we will be running the Kettle River with rafts – stopping along the river for skills training.

Swift Water Rescue Training

River Rescue Training with Hard Water Sports

Course Objectives – To introduce and practice river rescue skills in moving water. 
Who – course is designed for anyone interested in learning river safety skills.
Where – Sandstone, Minnesota/Kettle River
When – Saturday, May 11   9:30 – 5:00

Swift Water Rescue Course Outline

Minnesota Swift Water Class

River Hazards and Hydrology
Essential paddling and rescue equipment
Throw bag skills
Scene Management
-Break for lunch
(On the water skills)
Reading rivers and safety strategies
Wading techniques
Self rescue – River swimming techniques

Minimum Requirements
This class is open to anyone with a desire to learn about river safety and rescue. Students are required to meet Hard Water Sportsā€™ essential eligibility requirements.

Bring with you to class:

PFD, Helmet, Whistle
Throw bag – river knife(if you have)
River shoes or appropriate substituteĀ 
Clothing for cold water – plan for in water activities
Water Bottle – Snacks
Lunch – bring your own lunch or order locally from Sprouts on 5th

– wetsuits and equipment can also be rented from Hard Water Sports –

There will be a 30 minute break for lunch, students are responsible for their own lunch. Bring a lunch, go for Subway at Chris’s, or yummy sandwiches from Sprouts on 5th.

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Course fee $95

Contact Hard Water Sports

651-302-1774

Swift-water Rescue Class.


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