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Swiftwater Rescue Conference
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The ACA provides a range of recreational opportunities and has been established as one of the premier standards of paddlesports safety and education. As part of the ACA's leadership role, we have initiated this swiftwater rescue conference to target all facets of whitewater rescue for the paddlesports community.

Swiftwater Rescue Conference

  • Date: October 13-15, 2017
  • Location: Pacific Northwest - Mill City, OR     
  • Venue: Santiam River, OR
  • Facilities:
    • Fishermans Bend Recreation Site
    • North Santiam State Recreation Area
  • Registration: available online
  • Only 100 spaces will be available
  • Cost: TBD

 Sponsor for 2017:

  • If you are interested in sponsoring the 2017 ACA SWR Conference, please contact SWR Committee Chair, Sam Fowlkes

Presenters for 2017:

  • If you are interested in presenting at the 2017 ACA SWR Conference, please contact Level 5: ASWR ITE Robin Pope 


  • The prestigious Higgins & Langley Memorial Fund presented Robin Pope & Sam Fowlkes with their Special Commendation Award for founding this SWR Conference.

Additional Highlights

  • Challenging on-water sessions for paddlers of all experience levels
  • Learn from a list of who's who in swiftwater rescue
  • Educational sessions for fire and rescue personnel 
  • High quality land and water educational sessions
  • ACA Safety & Rescue Instructor Updates
  • SWR Conference Highlights from 2013 & 2015 
  • and much more...
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