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Sat, Jun 12


Location is TBD

Swiftwater Familiarization

Get ready for summer adventures with this fun river safety class! We'll cover hydrology, hazards, swimming in whitewater, rescue techniques, and more!

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Swiftwater Familiarization

Time & Location

Jun 12, 2021, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM MDT

Location is TBD

About The Event


We'll be standing riverside while I cover basic hydrology, river features and hazards. We'll discuss possible scenarios and you'll learn how to feel fully prepared on a river trip. I'll teach you self-rescue techniques and how to respond to help in a rescue situation for others. 

We'll do a few river crossings (walking strategically across the channel) and I'll demonstrate the whitewater (defensive) swim position and aggressive (self-rescue) swimming. You'll have a chance to practice each swimming style in the river.


Water + Snacks


PFD (personal floatation device)

River shoes- You can: wear old tennis shoes with no socks or wool socks, Chacos/River sandals with no socks or wool socks, buy neoprene socks to wear with tennis shoes or river sandals, or buy neoprene river booties. 

River clothes- Rain jacket + rain pants. Any garments made of non-cotton, synchilla, wool, fleece, capilene, etc.





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