REC 1313 - Swiftwater Rescue
Typically Taught Summer Semester: 1st Blk, 2nd Blk
Typically Taught Spring Semester: 2nd Blk
Course Fee: $100.00
Course Fee Purpose: This course has a fee attached. Course fees are established in order to benefit the students in this course and may, among other things, be used to cover the costs of equipment replacement and maintenance, consumable materials, licensure examinations, or to meet specific regulatory requirements. Examples of course fee expenditures for this course include river craft, paddles, PFDs, helmets, wet suits, and other paddling equipment, and first aid supplies.
This course combines classroom and on-river instruction in avoidance and rapid resolution of accidents and injuries in swiftly moving whitewater. The course emphasizes skill demonstration and practice on or near the river and in-water. The course teaches effective rope based and/or rescue PFD based techniques that minimize rescuer risk in these complex systems. The course also includes relevant lecture, discussion, and group management exercises.
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