Swiftwater Safety and First Aid

 
 
Wading @ runoff on the Roaring Fork River

Wading @ runoff on the Roaring Fork River

ACA Level 3 & 4 Swiftwater Courses

Learn the fundamentals of swiftwater rescue from Defiance’s American Canoe Association (ACA) certified instructors. No previous swiftwater training required.

2019 Course Schedule

  • May 18 + 19

  • July 27 + 28

  • September 14 + 15

Cost: $239 + 8% land use fee

*Optional CPR/First Aid certification is offered on the Saturday evening of each course offering for an additional $40.


Wilderness First Responder presented by SOLO Colorado

Join us at Defiance HQ during September 16 - 23, 2019 for an eight-day Wilderness First Responder program presented by SOLO Colorado. The town of Glenwood Springs is close by and accessible by a bike trail. Double-dip and take Defiance’s ACA Level IV swiftwater course on September 14 - 15 and make it a comprehensive ten-day knowledge and skill upgrade. Onsite camping is available for a fee.

New river pro Jesse G. getting behind the wheel.

New river pro Jesse G. getting behind the wheel.


Life is good.

Life is good.

CPR/First Aid

Join Defiance Senior River Pro and Lead Guide and Swiftwater Rescue Instructor, Jamie Linstrom at the Boathouse and earn your American RedCross two-year certification. Classes are offered the third Thursday of every month May - September.