About this event:
Looking to practice your swiftwater rescue skills? Remember how to tie those useful knots? When’s the last time you threw your rope? Never took a formal SWR course and want to pick up some skills?
Join us for Rescue Rodeo 2014! This was a big hit and a lot of fun last year! The Cartecay is a great place to practice in a forgiving environment. We will start out on shore for some general discussion, rope-throwing, and knot-tying. Then we’ll jump in the water for some strainer-swimming, swimming and wading in current. You’re sure to find a mock victim along the trip whose rescue you’ll have to plan and execute.
A few things: this is NOT a SWR class and is not a substitute for a class. This IS a trip during which information and experiences will be shared. You will get some practice, hopefully learn a few things, and definitely have fun!
You should be a competent swimmer with an appropriate boat, footwear (good river shoes or booties), PFD, and helmet. If you don’t have any rescue gear or a rope, don’t worry! You can check out what others have and hopefully you’ll be ready to start putting your safety gear together after the trip. Please bring all safety/rescue gear you DO have so others can check it out – plus, you might just get to put it to use on our trip!
Please let me know if you have any questions!