Rescues and Recoveries

Cost: $125pp

Location: Bowman Bay, Deception Pass State Park

Course Description: Our Rescues and Recoveries class is designed for those who want to gain confidence in their ability to take care of themselves and others while kayaking. Working with one of our skilled instructors, students will be coached on and be given ample time to practice and refine the rescues and recoveries all kayakers should know. By the end of the course, students will have the knowledge to handle a variety of incidents and situations on the water that kayakers are likely to encounter and essential to any kayaking experience, regardless of environment or distance from shore. These are the essential rescues to stay safe on water.

A sampling of the course content includes:

  • T-rescue and paddle float rescue with heel hook and stirrup variations
  • Assisted swimmer rescues
  • Towing using a tow belt, inline and V
  • Contact towing
  • Incident management
  • Judgement and decision making

Ages: 16 (with parent or guardian also in attendance) and up

Duration: 5 hours. All equipment provided.

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