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Old 04-25-2010   #1
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Swiftwater Level 2 - Fort Collins - 6/20-6/21

Appropriate for beginners and pros alike this course will teach advanced skills on easy water (class 2-3). Location will be announced before the class, but it will be near Fort Collins. Several of us will be in duckies or small rafts, kayaks welcome. We'll all practice rescuing scenarios with a variety of craft.

This course is taught primarily on the water with some serious professional rescue educators. Don't go out there without the training you need!

Sign up at www.downstreamedge.com or PM me for details. Raft guide rookies welcome.

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Thanks to the guys at Big Water Raft Company we will have a demo duckie and a 9.5 foot mini-me style raft for the course, in case you were wanting to sign up but don't have a boat. Once the location is announced I'll post details about camping so any out of towners can camp riverside and boat together in the evening.

Sign up soon before all the spots are taken!
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Is this course certified by any nationally recognized agency?

in other words does this qualify sa srtII for NFPA 1670
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Is this course certified by any nationally recognized agency?

in other words does this qualify sa srtII for NFPA 1670
I have no idea what that means. You should go to www.downstreamedge.com and inquire through the "contact" link. There might be little kayaker trophies for participants. Then again, there might not be.
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There might be little kayaker trophies for participants. Then again, there might not be.
Just because you said it, I expect a little kayaker trophy now...
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I said might. Maybe you'll get the trophy for "most improved."
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Well with my wifebeater shirt(my cold water gear), walmart hawaiian swim trunks(with included junk support) and my kayak skills (floated pumphouse to state bridge and only swam once fuck yea!) I think I've got that little kayaker trophy for sure.
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Folks there are still a few spots left for this once in a lifetime opportunity to swim rapids and throw ropes when it's not snowing. Put off that mid May course until mid June and enjoy learning in a less hypothermic environment.

Raft Guides, get that level 2 training you know you need. New boaters, learn what to do when shit goes wrong, you may have to act fast. Inflatable kayakers, you'll be taking a class in a friendly, nonjudgmental environment. Nobody will call you gay. This will be a duckie and raft friendly class with hard boats as well. Many of us boat in floatillas of diversity and we should better how to rescue one another.

See you there.
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Bump. Spots still available.
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One more bump. There are still spots still available for the course. Doesn't this high water make you think you need to take a swiftwater rescue course? Can you run class 3? Do you want to learn the skills to save your friends and yourself when the shit goes down?

PM me for any details, including how to register for this interactive course!
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