Swift Water Rescue Course for Women Oct 18-19

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Swift Water Rescue Course for Women Oct 18-19

Post by kayakmamma » Mon Aug 25, 2014 2:46 pm

American Canoe Association Level IV Swift Rescue Course for Women!
When? Oct. 18-19, 2014 8a.m.-5 each day
Location: Siloam Spring's new whitewater recreation park on the Illinois River, near Fayetteville, Arkansas
Cost: $100
ACA Instructors Judy Fichtl & Lorraine McPhee
This class will be very active and very fun! :yahoo: Learn to prevent negative incidents on the river, :jaws: and become competent rescuers!

For this class you should be able to successfully maneuver your boat in class II rapids. A major focus will be on boat-based rescue techniques. :canoe: However, every woman interested in Swift Water Rescue will benefit from the class. You should be in overall good health and fitness, possess solid swimming ability, and be comfortable swimming in moving current.
Required Gear: Please bring
-boat with airbags
- Life Jacket or a Rescue PFD
-Helmet
-Paddle
-Whistle
-Warm River Clothes (you will be in the water for extended periods of time and will get cold if not dressed properly. A wetsuit or dry suit will likely be necessary). No bare legs! Your legs must be covered to prevent injury.
-Appropriate Footwear (paddling booties, water shoes, etc.)
-Lunch and snacks for each day
-Water
-Sunblock

Optional Gear:

-Pin Kit (two 15’-20’ pieces of tubular webbing, 2 prussik loops or 4-foot pieces of kern-mantle accessory cord with a 6-8mm diameter, 3 -4 locking carabiners & 2 pulleys that "match" the diameter of your throw rope).
-throw rope

Camping is available nearby if desired: Arkansas 59 Canoeing & Rafting ar59canoeing.com 479-524-2223

To sign up contact:

Lorraine McPhee 682-551-3101 mcpheetx@tx.rr.com or
Judy Fichtl 918-557-6788 creeksntrails@gmail.com
Lorraine McPhee

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Re: Swift Water Rescue Course for Women Oct 18-19

Post by kayakmamma » Fri Aug 29, 2014 11:30 am

Here is the address for the park:
Siloam Springs Whitewater Recreation Park
Address: 19253 Fisher Ford Road, Siloam Springs, AR 72761
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Re: Swift Water Rescue Course for Women Oct 18-19

Post by Alia » Fri Oct 03, 2014 2:15 pm

Are there still spots open for the course?

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Re: Swift Water Rescue Course for Women Oct 18-19

Post by kayakmamma » Fri Oct 03, 2014 3:15 pm

Alia, yep! There are spots open and we would love to have you a part of the course!
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Re: Swift Water Rescue Course for Women Oct 18-19

Post by justanovice » Sat Oct 04, 2014 8:45 am

Female paddlers,
If you have not taken a SWR course but you paddle (even infrequently), you need to take this course. I took a class w Tom and these two ladies last year,and it was a wealth of knowledge. Even though I took level 4 and 5, I'll probably take another level 4 down the road as a refresher. Don't miss out on this opportunity. If you think you don't need it, you're mistaken. If you think you only paddle class 1 and 2 water and don't need it, you're wrong. I paddle only about six times per year, and my kids and I have gotten ourselves in some scary situations. To summarize...you NEED to take this course.
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Re: Swift Water Rescue Course for Women Oct 18-19

Post by kayakmamma » Sun Oct 12, 2014 5:52 pm

Thanks Sandy! You're wonderful! And a rockin' SWR participant too!! :clap:
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Re: Swift Water Rescue Course for Women Oct 18-19

Post by magicmike » Sun Oct 19, 2014 7:50 pm

I had the pleasure of watching these ladies do their thing today at the ford. Lots of fun. Big time respect! I look forward to being rescued by all ya'll. -M- :clap:
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Re: Swift Water Rescue Course for Women Oct 18-19

Post by Chrissy » Mon Oct 20, 2014 8:16 am

Thanks go out to Judy and Lorraine for a great class. Learned a lot. Would definitely recommend that everyone take a swiftwater training course, whenever a convenient one becomes available to you. We have several wonderful instructors that you could learn from. The more you participate, the more you learn.

Mike, appreciate all the great pics. Thanks for posting them.
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Re: Swift Water Rescue Course for Women Oct 18-19

Post by Donnie » Mon Oct 20, 2014 9:53 am

Congradulations to all the women participants who completed the swift water recue course.Thank you to our instructors and support instructors Judy, Lorraine,Tracy, Charlie, YOU ALL ROCK!!!!!!!
I gained tons of new information, can't wait to practice with my pin kit, I have a stump in my backyard that is pinned to the ground by roots we will see how that goes. ( thanks for the suggestion Lorraine) lol :))
I'm defiantly taking this course again next year it is great preparation for true life scenarios on the river.
Hope to paddle with my new friends soon.
Donna Jones
( It's another wonderful day on the river)

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