Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-07-2013   #1
Sleepless's Avatar
Vail, Colorado
Paddling Since: 2011
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 157
CO swift water classes?

Just wondering if there are and Swift water courses coming up in the Vail, CO area? I don't mind doing some driving if not. Any company you all recommend?


Sleepless is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2013   #2
Elsah, Illinois
Paddling Since: 2009
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 3
its a little ways down the road, but there are generally swift water classes offered through paddlefest in Buena Vista, at end of May.

Nathan BR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2013   #3
basalt, Colorado
Paddling Since: 2007
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 59
I remember seeing swift water rescue class being offered through CMC in glenwood/carbondale. I didn't do it cuz it was two days in the middle of the week or something weird like that but if i remember correctly it was a great price through the college and a legit class. I'll be looking for it when their class schedule comes out sometime in april probably
T-Boss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2013   #4
Badazws6's Avatar
The Road, Colorado
Paddling Since: '07
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 612
Send a message via Yahoo to Badazws6
Colorado Whitewater is offering classes on the front range this year at a discounted rate. You need to be a member but even figuring the cost in for being a member the class is still cheaper than retail and being a member of CW who does advocacy and conservation is a good thing! For more details follow the link: Colorado Whitewater - Safety
Life: Live it!
Badazws6 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2013   #5
Winter Park/Canon City, Colorado
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 20
Dvorak's typically offers a swiftwater course in April and again in May (via Rescue 3?). On river stuff is taught in the Numbers. Good course. Say what you will about Bill D., the man knows his stuff.
freeheeltim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2013   #6
Rifle, Colorado
Paddling Since: 1978
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 93
Colorado Mountain College, Glenwood Springs Campus, will have a Swiftwater Rescue class May 10-12. It will be taught to ACA Level 4 WW Rescue curriculum, w/ACA certed instructors, who are also class V guides.
Cost is 1 credit hour tuition ($56 in-district) and a $76.50 course charge for a book, printing costs, transportation from the center, and Forest Service & BLM access charge (permit). Class will take place near the Shoshone launch and above Dotsero. The full schedule for summer classes will be out in early April and you can enroll in the class from any CMC center. I took the class last year w/the same instructors and it was excellent. A bit different focus than a Rescue III Level I class I took years ago, but very useful stuff (river swims, z-drag, stream crossings, rescue swims, entrapment, going over logs). If you have more questions, call 970-947-8246.
DrBigDog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2013   #7
Eagle, Colorado
Paddling Since: 1996
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 24
I took the CMC class last year and thought that the instructors did a great job and the course material was all spot on. I would recomend working on your knots though before whichever class you decide on. Good luck.

tbirk is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Topic Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
On water classes for all abilities at Paddle Fest. Great water levels too. bvwp1 Whitewater Kayaking 0 05-26-2011 08:48 AM
Swift Water Rescue scottjaphet Commercial Posts 0 04-15-2009 01:17 PM
Colorado Swift Water Rescue Classes???? rsmiller Whitewater Kayaking 1 04-17-2007 02:48 PM
Swift Water – Basics and Beyond Don Whitewater Kayaking 4 04-16-2007 01:18 PM
Swift Water Rescue zhensley Whitewater Kayaking 14 04-16-2007 05:33 AM

» Classified Ads
Pyranha 9R LG

posted by atom

2016 Pyranha 9R LG for sale. Used twice. Love it but not...

ShredReady full face...

posted by go-with-the-Flo

Size large/XL. White. Light use, no big hits or scratches....

Jackson Rock Star(Medium)

posted by Paddling Life

Brand new 2016 Jackson Kayak Rock Star

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:02 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.