3244 E. Thomas Road, Phoenix, AZ
AZ Hiking Shack is now taking reservations for this class.
The 1st 10 will be able to attend - the 11 - 15 will have to wait to see if another instructor is available. their number is[masked] - please ask for Dale or Dylan when making your reservation!
AZ Hiking Shack has agreed to offer us a 2 1/2 day "Swimmer Rescue" class on the Lower Salt River.
This is a wonderful opportunity to get some basic instruction in swimmer rescue at an affordable cost on our most used river paddling location.
Our instructor will be Craig Woodman (ACA Level 3 Kayak Certified) of the AZ Hiking Shack and there will be a student/instructor ratio of 5/1.
The cost is a very reasonable $150 and you will receive a "Certificate of Completeness" upon completion of the course.
This Certificate is recognized by Rescue 3 International as comparable to their Level 1 Course should you want to advance your skills in water safety and rescue.
From the AZ Hiking Shack website:
In the Office
The weekend begins with a classroom session where terminology, river dynamics, river etiquette and ethics, knots and safety rules will be discussed.
Out in the field
Time to get wet! Continuing from the Thursday night session, you will get hands on with basic skills and begin some in-river work on rescue, safety swimming and boat handling. There will be a break for lunch and the day will end around 5pm.
Out in the field
Back at it! Today will be one filled with more boat skills, throwbags, river navigation, and rescue scenarios. There will be a break for lunch and the day will end around 5pm.
Please contact me with your questions either by email or by discussions.
As I have more information, I will post it here