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Europe Whitewater & Rescue Symposium
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Mission: The mission of the ACA's inaugural Whitewater & Rescue Symposium is to provide training and certification opportunities for whitewater paddlers and swiftwater rescue personnel.

This Symposium is designed for members of paddling clubs, local water rescue squads, raft guides, and the general paddling public.  

In addition, numerous ACA Whitewater & Rescue Instructor Certification Workshops will be offered prior to and after the Symposium.

 

Date: September 29 - October 1, 2017

Location: Baden, Switzerland - map

Facility: Youth Hostel - Jugendherberge Baden

Schedule & Content: English / German (a/o 3-15-2017)

Rivers:

  • River Reuss
  • River Sihl
  • River Necker
  • River Muota
  • Whitewater Park Limmat at Baden

Rental Equipment & Boats available from:

  • Siesta Oppi
  • Kanuschule Schweiz

Cost: 350 CHF

Deposit: 50 CHF

Register: online (available March 22nd)

Deadline for registration/deposit: April 30, 2017

Host: Kanuschule Schweiz

Contact Organizer: Patrick Frehner

 

Additional ACA Instructor Certification Workshops: (prior to the Symposium)

 Level 4: Whitewater Kayak

  • September 25-29, 2017
  • Location: Baden, Switzerland
  • Taught by (tentative): Ben Lawry & Joe Frey
  • Pre-requisites: none
  • Course Documents: Course / Instructor Criteria
  • Cost: 750 CHF
    • Deposit: 100 CHF
    • Due by: April 30, 2017
  • Register: online (available March 22nd)
    • Deadline for registration/deposit: Sunday - April 30, 2017

Level 4: Whitewater Open Canoe

  • September 25-29, 2017
  • Location: Baden, Switzerland
  • Taught by (tentative): Heinz Goetze & Gerhard Grimm & Jan Krause
  • Pre-Requisites: none
  • Course Documents: Course / Instructor Criteria
  • Cost: 750 CHF
    • Deposit: 100 CHF
    • Due by: April 30, 2017
  • Register: online (available March 22nd)
    • Deadline for registration/deposit: Sunday - April 30, 2017

Level 4: Swiftwater Rescue

  • September 25-29, 2017
  • Location: Baden, Switzerland
  • Taught by (tentative): Marcel Bieg & Patrick Frehner
  • Pre-Requisites: none
  • Course Documents: Course / Instructor Criteria 
  • Cost: 750 CHF
    • Deposit: 100 CHF
    • Deposit due by: April 30, 2017
  • Register: online (available March 22nd)
    • Deadline for registration/deposit: Sunday - April 30, 2017

Level 3: Whitewater Stand Up Paddleboarding

  • September 27-29, 2017
  • Location: Baden, Switzerland
  • Taught by (tentative): Chris Stec
  • Pre-Requisites: must already be an ACA Level 2: Essentials of SUP Instructor
  • Course Documents: Course / Instructor Criteria
  • Cost: 350 CHF
    • Deposit: 50 CHF
    • Deposit due by: April 30, 2017
  • Register: online (available March 22nd)
    • Deadline for registration/deposit: Sunday - April 30, 2017

Additional ACA Instructor Certification Workshops: (after the Symposium)

 Level 5: Advanced Whitewater Kayak

  • October 2-3, 2017
  • Location: Baden, Switzerland
  • Taught by (tentative)Ben Lawry
  • Pre-requisites: must already be an ACA Level 4: Whitewater Kayak Instructor
  • Course Documents: Course / Instructor Criteria
  • Cost: 400 CHF
    • Deposit: 50 CHF
    • Due by: April 30, 2017
  • Register: online (available March 22nd)
    • Deadline for registration/deposit: Sunday - April 30, 2017

Level 5: Advanced Swiftwater Rescue

  • October 2-3, 2017
  • Location: Baden, Switzerland
  • Taught by (tentative): Marcel Bieg
  • Pre-Requisites: must already be an ACA Level 4: Swiftwater Rescue Instructor
  • Course Documents: Course / Instructor Criteria
  • Cost: 400 CHF
    • Deposit: 50 CHF
    • Due by: April 30, 2017
  • Register: online (available March 22nd)
    • Deadline for registration/deposit: Sunday - April 30, 2017

 

Registration Fee Includes:

Symposium Fee:

  • 2.5 days of on-water sessions taught by industry experts
    • from the U.S. and Europe
  • Friday evening social 
  • Saturday night social
  • Hands on opportunities with rescue equipment
  • ACA Safety & Rescue Instructor Cross Over option for currently certified Canoe, Kayak or SUP Instructors

 Instructor Certification Workshop Fee:

  • ACA Instructor Manual
  • Participant Packet
  • Instruction from U.S. and European Instructor Trainers
  • Opportunity to become certified as an ACA Instructor


Registration & Cancellation Policies for the Symposium & Instructor Certification Workshops:

Registrations will be accepted on a first come first serve basis. If we receive your registration after we have reached capacity, you will be notified that your name has been placed on a waiting list and your payment will not be processed. If the required number of participants do not sign up for the Symposium or Instructor Certification Workshop, it will be cancelled by May 1, 2017 and a full refund made to any currently enrolled individuals. If a registration cancellation is necessary for the symposium or Instructor Certification Workshop; payment, less a $50.00 administrative fee, is refundable if written notice is received prior to August 31, 2017. No refund will be made for cancellations received after August 31, 2017, except when caused by serious personal illness; in this case, the loss will be shared equally.

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