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Employment opportunities include Sea Kayak Instructors, Whitewater Kayak Instructors, SUP Instructors and Kiting Instructors

Contacts: Randy Carlson, 218-726-6177 or rcarlso6@d.umn.edu and Melody David-McKnight, 218-726-8231 or dmcknigh@d.umn.edu 

SWIFT WATER RESCUE (205005)

Learn how to prepare for and react to swift water rescue situations. Classroom and hands-on learning focuses on equipment, rope skills, self and assisted-rescues that are done from in or out of the boat. The final day is dedicated to handling on-river rescue scenarios in groups. Paddlers must be comfortable paddling a kayak or canoe in at least Class II whitewater.
May 22-30, 2019
Meet at the Outpost, 9am-5pm
Cost: $318 UMD Students/$362 Others
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AMERICAN CANOE ASSOCIATION STAND-UP PADDLEBOARD L1-L2 ICW (305014)

Three and a half days of SUP instructor training and assessment. You will prepare lessons, develop your teaching methods, analyze videotape, refine paddling skills, and meet with the Instructor Trainer (IT-Randy Carlson) and our guest Instructor Trainer Candidates.
June 20-23, 2019
Meet: UMD Out Post
Cost: $377 UMD Students/$420 Others
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