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Safety and Rescues Refinement


Ready to take your safety skills to the next level? Our Safety and Rescues Refinement session will expand your tool kit for when a paddling trip becomes less than ideal. While emphasizing concepts of protecting your body and starting from the simplest rescue to the more complex, you will have the space and opportunity to try out new types of rescues while gaining confidence in your on water rescue abilities. Better yet, with all of the different rescues techniques out there, each class has a unique lesson plan based upon individual student experience and goals. It’s the perfect class to revisit again and again, with sessions directed by our expert Instructors.


The Deal

Where: Columbia Pool, North Portland

Time: 8:00-9:30 pm

Days: Friday

How long: 1.5 hours

Student to Teacher Ratio: 4:1

Experience Necessary: No experience required

Equipment Needed: All necessary equipment will be provided.

Feel free to reach out with any questions regarding the class you may have. Call 503.233.0706 x 2 or reach out to our Programs Manager directly



Example Skills to be taught during refinement sessions*

  • “Quick and Slick” Assisted Rescues
  • “Quick and Slick” Self Rescues

  • Scoop Rescue (Conscious and Unconscious)

  • Eskimo Rescue (aka T-Rescue)

  • “Hand of God” Rescues

  • Re-Enter and Roll Self Rescue

  • Sling Rescues

  • Swim Carry

  • Flooded Boat Rescue

  • Simple Contact Tows

*We will not be able to do all in a single class!