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ACA Level 1: Introduction to Canoeing Instructor

ACA Level 1: Introduction to Canoeing Instructor

The Instructor Development Workshop (IDW), over 1 day, is where instructors assess Instructor Candidate demonstrations and teaching technique, providing feedback for improvement. Instructor candidates receive an exit interview with specific recommendations and 2-4 teaching assignments for the Instructor Certification Exam (ICE). Over an additional day, Instructor Candidates’ teaching and demonstration skills are evaluated by course instructors to determine instructional status with the ACA. Additional course-specific requirements can be found on the ACA Website in the ACA Instructor Criteria…

ACA Level 4: Swiftwater Rescue Instructor

ACA Level 4: Swiftwater Rescue Instructor

The Instructor Development Workshop (IDW), over 2.5 days, is where instructors assess Instructor Candidate demonstrations and teaching technique, providing feedback for improvement. Instructor candidates receive an exit interview with specific recommendations and 2-4 teaching assignments for the Instructor Certification Exam (ICE). The ICE is an additional 2.5 days and Instructor Candidates’ teaching and demonstration skills are evaluated by course instructors to determine instructional status with the ACA. Additional course-specific requirements can be found on the ACA Website in the ACA Instructor Criteria…

ACA Level 5: Advanced Swiftwater Rescue

ACA Level 5: Advanced Swiftwater Rescue

This advanced course consists of 1-2 more days of additional training in technical rescue and multiple scenarios. It is designed for individuals who have completed a Level 4: Swiftwater Rescue course within the last three years. Course objectives include: Reinforce basic rescue skills, including swimming/self rescue, throw ropes, and boat based rescue Practice skills during multiple scenarios Refine and extend critical judgment through multiple scenarios Develop and practice more advanced rope-based and in-water…

ACA Level 3: River Safety and Rescue

A one-day workshop that covers the essential topics of river rescue. Information is tied together at the end of the course with a mock rescue scenario. Course objectives will include: Promote proactive prevention of river accidents and injuries Develop and practice key self-rescue skills Identify and avoid river hazards by understanding hydrology, hazards, and river features Focus on fast, low-risk strategies for early management of river accidents Practice methods for recovering swimmers, and loose boats and equipment Course practical skills will take place on Class II…

ACA Level 4: Swiftwater Rescue

This two-day comprehensive workshop includes hands-on practice time and advanced rescue techniques. Information is tied together at the end of the course with a mock rescue scenario. Course objectives will include: Promote proactive prevention of river accidents and injuries Develop and practice key self-rescue skills Identify and avoid river hazards by understanding hydrology, hazards, and river features Focus on fast, low-risk strategies for early management of river accidents Develop and practice methods for recovering swimmers, and loose boats and equipment Develop and practice more advanced rope-based and in-water skills Gain experience using the rescue PFD, and understand it’s strengths and weaknesses Utilize rescue scene management principles needed within a paddling…

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