Hey folks, it’s time to get your Rodeo on!!

By Mike Shillinger.


For our newer boaters:  Okay, you’ve been to Paddle school; you’ve been on a few training trips; you’ve been on the water and are getting a feel for your boat, the paddling skills you need, and are starting to get into this new sport.


….BUT you and your new paddle buddies have had a few ‘close calls’ (probably swimming or helping your buddy) and you really didn’t know exactly how to handle that.




This is a one-day course, taught on the Hiwassee that is designed to give the novice paddler some BASIC RIVER RESCUE SKILLS and MAKE YOU A MORE CONFIDENT BOATER!  We put this event on each year in the middle of the paddling season just for you.  IT WORKS and ITS FUN!!!!


We will go over:  Basic First Aid and Rescue Breathing, Deep Water Boat Reentry & Recovery, Properly Towing a Swimmer, Proper Equipment Recovery Techniques, Properly Throwing/Catching a Rescue Rope, Proper Wading Techniques, Boat Based Rescues, Proper Rafting-Up techniques, and YES – WhiteWater Swimming, (you will swim Devil Shoals – on Purpose!)  All classes are taught in a ‘challenge by choice’ style.


When:  Saturday, 29 July, 2017 8:30 AM

Where: Hiwassee Outfitters

What:  1 Day Course, Cost $5.00 (ACA Insurance Fee)


Register at:  http://tvccpaddler.com/register-event/?event=2409177