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  • Friday, July 21, 2023
  • 6:00 PM
  • Sunday, July 23, 2023
  • 5:00 PM
  • Gee Creek Campground, Delano, TN 37325
  • 15



Whitewater enthusiasts participate in hazardous activities in wilderness environments. Are you prepared to rescue yourself or your best paddling friend? Are they prepared to rescue you? Help in many cases may not be immediately available, and might be hours (not minutes) away.

Sign up and bring your favorite paddling crew to this clinic. It’s like buying yourself, and them, the safety line that may save your lives.

Led by ACA certified instructors Jim McCool, Woody Woodall, Charlie Wilkerson, Gary Weatherford and James Parnell this course is designed to teach basic swiftwater rescue techniques where limited personnel and/or safety gear is available. Our instructors have in excess of 50 years combined experience teaching whitewater paddling and swiftwater rescue. They’ve provided instruction to hundreds of individuals and many paddling clubs in Tennessee and Kentucky as well as training Tennessee and National Park Service Rangers, firefighters, other first responders and many more.

This clinic will include outdoor classroom instruction, shore and boat based river skills and realistic scenarios. Successful completion of this course will prepare you to self-rescue and aid in the rescue of others in whitewater environments.

Camping is provided at Gee Creek Campground, sites: A2, A3, and A23. On Saturday night TSRA will provide an optional spaghetti dinner and soft drinks for anyone who wants to participate. Other meals for the weekend are the responsibility of each student.

For additional information email Jim McCool at

Tennessee Scenic Rivers Association is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, #58-1746179.

P.O. Box 159041 Nashville, Tennessee 37215-9041

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