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Rescue Practice

This 8 hour course will cover rescue scenarios common on Interior Alaska lakes and rivers. You will practice self-rescue including defensive and offensive swimming, capsized boat rescue and rescuing each other. You will learn and practice appropriate throw rope use as well. This course should not be confused with a swift water rescue class; we will not be practicing in big water or rapids.
Drysuits are required. If you need to use one of our drysuits there is an additional $10.00 equipment fee.
Location: Olnes Pond State Park and Whitefish Campground State Park.
Time: Class starts at Olnes Pond at 9:00 am and ends at Whitefish Campground at 5:00 pm.
At this time no shuttles will be provided due to COVID 19. If protocols change and make joint shuttles possible we will let you know before class
Class Size: Minimum 5 participants and Maximum 10 participants.
Venues are subject to change based on venue and weather conditions.
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Moving & Flat Water Rescue

$90.00 90.00

DATE: May 21, 2023
TIME: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
COST: $90.00

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  • By reserving a spot in a class, you certify that you are able to perform the following task and meet the following American Canoe Association Essential Eligibility Criteria:

    1. Breathe independently (i.e., not require medical devices to sustain breathing)

    2. Independently maintain sealed airway passages while under water

    3. Independently hold head upright without neck / head support

    4. Manage personal care independently or with assistance of a companion

    5. Manage personal mobility independently or with a reasonable amount of assistance

    6. Follow instructions and effectively communicate independently or with assistance of a companion

    7. Independently turn from face-down to face-up and remain floating face up while wearing a properly fitted life jacket

    8. Get in and out of a paddlecraft independently or with a reasonable amount of assistance

    9. Independently get out and from under a capsized paddlecraft

    10. Remount or reenter the paddlecraft following deep water capsize independently or with a reasonable amount of assistance

    11. Maintain a safe body position while attempting skills, activities and rescues listed in the appropriate Course Outline, and have the ability to recognize and identify to others when such efforts would be unsafe given your personal situation

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May 23 2021


9:00 am - 5:00 pm


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Tracie and Don Pendergrast
Alaska Canoe School
Fairbanks, AK 99709
907-479-2964 (h)
907-750-4902 (cT)
907-371-4868 (cD)
Everyone must believe in something. I believe I'll go canoeing.Henry David Thoreau
Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing- absolutely nothing- half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.Muskrat, "Wind in the Willows"
There is nothing that is so aesthetically pleasing and yet so functional and versatile as the canoe.Bill Mason
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