Somewhere, at sometime, you will wish you knew what to do in a river emergency. Just rescuing gear can turn into a nightmare, never mind rescuing a person. Quick response time and the knowledge to set up a rescue safely are skills you should have as a boater. Make this the year to bring your rescue skills to a higher level. Friends owe it to friends to be capable of river rescue. Kayakers must be of Class II-III ability. Rescue lifejackets are considered personal equipment and are highly recommended. This clinic qualifies as an ACA sanctioned course.
Each year we add spring/summer session registrations starting in February/March. Please check back often or watch The Spray for announcements of when classes are available. If demand is high we may add more sessions as the season continues.
Click here to register for the July 23rd/24th clinic on Waterton and Deckers with Whitewater Workshop
Click here to register for the September 10th/11th clinic on The Colorado River with Whitewater Attainment
More dates may be announced in the future, please check back.
General questions about Safety at CW should be directed to CW's Safety Director Sarah Mass
If some unforeseen major event happens to prevent you from attending after you have registered, you may request a refund by contacting the Safety Director. Out of respect to our providers, refund requests will not be considered within 10 days of the class. If cancelled 11 days before the first day of the event, the refund amount will be the cost of the event less processing fees. If cancelled less than 10 days, refunds are at the discretion of the Safety Director.
All Instructors, cruise leaders and sweeps are required to be Red Cross First Aid/CPR certified. As such, CW will again be providing free Red Cross First Aid/CPR certification classes for these volunteers!
Training meets OSHA Guidelines for First Aid Programs and combines lecture, interactive video demonstrations featuring emergency scenarios that are likely to occur in a variety of environments and hands-on training to teach participants lifesaving skills. Check back in Summer 2022 or watch your email to see when new classes will be offered.
We reserve the right to combine classes if participation is low, and will contact any registrants if we plan to consolidate.