Outdoor Adventure

Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Safety & Rescue - Swiftwater

Course Summary

SUP techniques for moving water

Stand Up Paddleboarding in swiftwater can benefit from some specific skills and training. This hands-on, river-based course prepares paddleboarders for swiftwater based adventures by equipping them with the skills to rescue themselves and others in moving water.

Course Details

Duration

2 days

Format

River based

Participants

4

Prerequisites
  • 18+ years of age (16-17 with parental permission)
  • Experience paddleboarding in swiftwater
  • Basic swimming ability
  • In good physical condition
Price

$299

Recertification

Repeat the entire course at a 15% discount every three years.

Annual Training Maintenance

Click here to read about the options available for annual guided practice.

Required Equipment
  • Drysuit or wetsuit*
  • Paddle board and paddle*
  • Personal flotation device (Type III or V)*
  • Water-sports helmet*
  • Neoprene gloves (optional)
  • Neoprene footwear with a good walking sole, wading boots, or running shoes
  • Layers of wool or fleece clothing for under the drysuit/wetsuit including sweater, pants, gloves, socks

* Rental equipment available. Click here for a price list.

Takeaways & Documentation
  • Personalized skill sheet (training record) signed by the instructor (valuable document for risk management)
  • Registration of training record in Raven Rescue's database
  • Wallet card with personal Raven Rescue number and date of certification
  • Certificate of Completion
FAQ

For more details about swiftwater courses including what to expect and how to prepare. Click here for our Swiftwater FAQ.

SUP Safety & Rescue - Swiftwater Outline

Day One - Flatwater Session

  • A review of key concepts
  • Site safety assessment
  • Proper falling techniques
  • Unassisted remounting of board
  • Using your board as a rescue tool

Day Two - River Session

  • Site safety assessment
  • Basic river signals
  • Throw bagging
  • Navigation
  • Paddling techniques with a victim on your board
  • Rolling unconscious/hypothermic people onto your board

WATER TRAINING

June 26-28

Swiftwater Rescue Technician (SRT 1)

  • $549
  • Canmore, AB
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June 26-27

Swiftwater Operations

  • $449
  • Canmore, AB
Register

Aug 6-7

Swiftwater Operations

  • $399
  • Terrace, BC
Register

Aug 6-8

Swiftwater Rescue Technician (SRT 1)

  • $499
  • Terrace, BC
Register
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TESTIMONIALS

Chad Black, Operations Manager, Nicolas Dean Lodge, Terrace BC

After attending the course personally, I have to say that you guys did a great job. Kevin was very professional and courteous, and myself and the guides all learned a lot. Perhaps most importantly, I think we all gained a lot of confidence about how to approach cold water scenarios and rescue situations. Again, well done.

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