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Basic L4 Swift Water Rescue Class, Tuckaseegee River

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Sam's House

347 Paddlers Trail

Sylva, NC 28779

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Theses classes usually sell out so don't wait to get your spot.

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Sam Fowlkes
ACA Safety and Rescue Committee Chair
www.whitewater-rescue.com
whitewatersam@gmail.com
Sam Fowlkes has been a leader in paddlesport for over 30 years. His involvement with the American Canoe Association began in 1977 when certified as a whitewater kayak instructor while working at Nantahala Outdoor Center as a guide and instructor. He has been an ACA whitewater canoe instructor trainer since 1981. He is presently an Instructor Trainer Educator in Swiftwater Rescue and Whitewater Canoe for the ACA. For the last 14 years his focus has been on swiftwater rescue instruction and instructor training. Sam ’s interests lie in making rescue techniques adaptable and relevant to paddlers.

Sam has been on the teaching faculty of Western Carolina University for the past twelve years schooling students in water-based sports education. Sam’s other ACA leadership positions include: 12 years as Dixie Division Divisional Instruction Facilitator, 4 years as SEIC Vice Chair. He is currently serving as Chair of the ACA's Safety and Rescue Committee. Sam is a member of the Board Of Directors Executive Committee of the ACA.

Sam takes a special interest in providing a multi-level educational experience. Providing professional level training for colleges, universities, outfitters, summer camps and clubs for 30 + years.

Sam is certified as a WMI W-EMT.

PLEASE READ THIS ENTIRE ANNOUNCEMENT BEFORE SIGNING UP!!!

Even if you have just started paddling and never intend to paddle big rapids, you should consider taking this course. If you paddle any where on moving water this is for you. I took this course the first year I got in a boat and have now taken it a total of 5 times with different instructors. This is not a white water paddling class. This is a safety class for you and your paddling buddies. What do do if you fall out of your boat, how to wade across rapids to help someone or recover equipment, what do do if someone does get caught in a strainer or they get a foot entrapment. How to swim safely in moving water, how to properly use a throw rope and much more.

Trust me on this, ANYONE WHO PADDLES A KAYAK ON A RIVER needs this training. It will make you a much safer and confident paddler even though the course does not use boats!

If you have any questions or want to talk about this with me, please call. 678-549-4950

Warm regards to you all and I hope to see you on the river soon.

John Miller

Keep reading please!!

This is a BASIC Swift Water Rescue Class. The things you learn will be very helpful to you even if you never paddle big white water. Any river has the potential to be dangerous and this class prepares you to paddle safe.

BOATS ARE NOT EVEN REQUIRED SO YOU WILL NOT BE HAVE TO PADDLE IN WHITE WATER. That means this class can benefit you regardless of your experience level.

I personally participate in a SWR class a minimum of every two years.

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Camping is on the property where the classes take place and is included in the price. Once you are checked in, NO COMMUTE!

This is a special class taught for our group. It is designed to give you the tools to perform a safe and swift river rescue.

Class location will be on the Tuckasegee River near Double Drop rapid.

This class will be taught by some of the best in the SWR industry. Sam Fowlkes will be the primary instructor.

MANY MORE DETAILS WILL BE EMAILED TO YOU WHEN YOU SIGN UP!

Due to the limited spaces in this course there is a strict refund policy in effect.

Places to stay:

Camping is available on site for no charge. (Camper Agreement Required). It is primitive camping, tent sites and a tepee, with porta john, warm weather shower (cold water) and a picnic shelter with electricity.

Camping and motels offsite:

Information available upon request.

Questions? John Miller , 678-549-4950


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