This project was developed to create a standardized language for swiftwater rescuers using the ACA curriculum.
Technical vs. Alternative Names
The document presents both preferred technical terms and alternative terms. The preferred terms are intended to be
descriptive. Alternative terms represent historical names or descriptions of various techniques.
Technical Term: Official ACA SWR curriculum verbiage moving forward.
Alternative Terms: Alternative or previously used names are shared in this section. Although
these may be in common use, the Technical Term should be highlighted to ensure consistency.