Swiftwater Rescue Class

  • 21 Aug 2010
  • 22 Aug 2010
  • Russell Fork - Ratliff Hole

Class has been filled.

Class fees $85 (reduced to at most $52 by BWA contributed funds). 

Equipment required:

  • your regular whitewater boat and gear (cheap paddle, helmet, pfd, etc).
  • river shoes (no bare feet, sandals or non-hard soled booties)
  • throw rope
  • 12'-15' of tubular webbing
  • 2 6' lengths of 4mm (preferred) or 5mm accessory cord
  • two locking carabiners


  • neoprene or fuzzy rubber pants
  • splashtop

Prerequisite knots animatedknots.com:

  • Figure 8, figure 8 on a bight, trace 8 both as a loop and a bend
  • Bowline
  • Double fisherman's bend
  • Prussik knot
  • Water knot in webbing (also practice the figure 8 in webbing)

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