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2020 Fall SWR

  • Sat, August 15, 2020
  • 8:00 AM
  • Sun, August 16, 2020
  • 5:00 PM
  • Middle Ocoee River

Registration

     It's time for The Fall Swift Water Rescue course  


Volunteers please preregister for course.



An ACA Swift Water Rescue course taught on the Ocoee River by Team Safety, the Club's Current and Qualified SWR instructor team. Students must be comfortable paddling Class III whitewater.  The course size is limited to 15 students. 

Required equipment to participate in the course:
-Normal paddling gear (boat, paddle, helmet, etc.)

-Closed toe shoes
-Rescue PFD
-Rescue tether
-Three locking, screw-gate carabiners
-A throw rope (50 foot length and 1/4 inch minimum)
-One 20 foot section of 1 inch tubular nylonwebbing---Two 6 foot sections of prussic cord (5 or 6 mm)



You Must Bring the following items to participate in this training.  These are not optional items.  Due to COVID-19, these items are required for your personal protection and our paddling family. The following Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is required for this training trip: This is for everyone protection


·         Face Covering (Facemask or Neck Gaiter) 

·         Resealable watertight bag (Ziploc bag, etc) for storing your Face Covering. 

·         Hand sanitizer or biodegradable soap

·         Garbage bag large enough to contain your PFD, Helmet, Sprayskirt, and wet clothes for shuttling back from the takeout.



Notes for participants:  

  • Maintain social distancing of at least 6’ whenever possible
  • Face Coverings will be worn for any land-based activity
  • Face Coverings will be worn while shuttling
  • Face Coverings will not be worn on the water to prevent creating an additional hazard
  • Wash your hands as often as possible during training trips– try to use a biodegradable soap (camp soap is a good option)
  • The club will be setting up hand washing stations for your use at the training site


Smartwaiver: Must be completed prior to course



TVCC Fall SWR- August 15-16,2020

Covid19 waiver: https://waiver.smartwaiver.com/e/yPFgvfQQfmQYqGdaw65a64/

TVCC waiver: https://waiver.smartwaiver.com/e/MHyj4KpbDpnPcSALLdNsPh/

ACA waiver: https://waiver.smartwaiver.com/w/5e29c3ceb21d8/web/


ACA membership is required for participation in this course.

https://www.americancanoe.org/general/register_member_type.asp


You must be a TVCC member to participate. 

https://tvccpaddler.com/join-tvcc/


The Smartwaivers are good for one year.


There is a $50 deposit that will be refunded after participation.



Contact Rob Theurer (423)-253-6012 hm, (423)-404-0347 cell



*Drug and alcohol use will not be permitted before or during on-water activities.


This year’s course will be based at Adventures Unlimited. We will be training on the Ocoee River, but not paddling the middle Ocoee. Saturday will be ½ day on the water and ½ day Training at camp. Sunday will be a full day on the water. The course begins at 8:00 am EDT at the public put in for the Middle Ocoee. This IS NOT river time be there and ready to go by 8!


****Preregistration is required no walk on will be allowed. ****


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