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APE’s & TEHCC Basic Swift Water Rescue Course

wildwildwes wrote 20 days ago:


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(Registration Deadline: 6/9/2017)

 

Location: Riverpark Campground – Jonesborough, TN

ACA Instuctor: Scott Fisher

Assistant Instructors: Jeremy Gass & Wesley R. Bradley

 

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.

SWR V-Lower

The Basic SWR Course, sponsored by Appalachian Paddling Enthusiasts (APEs) and Tennessee Eastman Hiking and Canoe Club (TEHCC), is one in a series of swiftwater rescue courses offered through the American Canoe Association. The course is led by ACA certified swiftwater rescue and kayak instructor Scott Fisher and is designed to teach the recreational paddler basic swiftwater rescue techniques where limited personnel and/or safety gear is available. Scott has provided instruction to hundreds of individuals, paddling clubs, firefighters, rescue personnel, staff of church youth camps, and local outfitter guides. The clinic will include classroom instruction, 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. 

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Course Overview: The Swiftwater Rescue Course teaches recognition and avoidance of common river hazards, execution of self-rescue techniques, and rescue techniques for paddlers in distress. Emphasis is placed both on personal safety and on simple, commonly used skills. Techniques for dealing with hazards that carry greater risks for both victim and rescuer, such as strainers, rescue vest applications, entrapments, and pins, also are practiced. Scenarios will provide an opportunity for participants to practice their skills both individually and within a team/group context.

SWR Attainment

Course Objectives:

                Promote proactive prevention of river accidents and injuries.

                Develop and practice key self-rescue skills.

                Identify and avoid river hazards by understanding hydrology, hazards, and river features.

                Focus on fast, low-risk strategies for early management of river accidents

                Develop and practice methods for recovering swimmers, and loose boats and equipment

                Develop and practice more advanced rope-based and in-water skills

                Gain experience using the rescue PFD, and understand its strengths and weaknesses

                Utilize rescue scene management principles needed within a paddling group

 

Course Prerequisites:  All paddle craft are welcome.  Ideally, students should be able to competently maneuver their craft in at least class II whitewater.  However, all boaters, and non-boaters with an interest in swiftwater rescue (e.g., professional rescuers), will benefit from the class. Participants should be in good health and overall fitness, possess solid swimming ability, and be comfortable swimming in moving current during river drills.  Participants should dress appropriately for weather and temperature, and should expect to be in the water for extended periods of time.

 

Minimum personal equipment for class: Type III PFD designed for whitewater use (Rescue PFD is recommended but not required), whitewater helmet, protective clothing suitable for extended swimming in cold water, protective footwear, boat, paddle, whistle, throw rope, 15+ feet of one inch tubular nylon webbing, 2 locking carabiners, and 2 prusick loops (2 x 6-8 feet pieces of 4-5 millimeter polypropylene cord) 

 

Who:      Adults and Minors 15 years and older (Parent/Legal Guardian MUST accompany minor and arranged ahead).  Instructors reserve the right to exclude anyone if they feel safety will be compromised.

When:    Friday, June 16th 7:00pm – 9:00pm; Saturday, June 17th 8:00am – 7:00pm (Saturday Evening Session TBD); Sunday, June 18th 8:00am – 5:00pm

Where:   Friday evening: Riverpark Campground (3937 Highway 81 South, Jonesborough, TN 37659); Saturday: Riverpark/Lower Nolichucky River; Sunday: Riverpark/Lower Nolichucky River

Cost:      $95; $85 if already an APEs member; ACA members can further deduct $5

               Registration and payment deadline is 6/9/2017 (See Cancellation Policy in PDF Application)

Lodging Note:      Camping is available on site and should be reserved directly with Riverpark Campground

 

REGISTRATION:  There are two ways to register:

1. Online: Register online at http://www.riverapes.org/registration.html. After submitting your registration you will be directed to http://www.riverapes.org/paypal-1.html to pay for the course using PayPal.  APEs (or TEHCC) membership is required to participate and can also be purchased online at http://www.riverapes.org/paypal-1.html for $10.  No need to fill out and send in a separate membership form.  Your online registration will double for that purpose.

2. MailClick Here to download the PDF Registration Form and mail in with payment made out to APEs to Scott Fisher: 109 Highland Gate Dr., Johnson City, TN 37615. Those mailing in their registration can add the $10 annual APEs membership fee to their course payment.  No need to fill out and send in a separate membership form.  Your registration form will double for that purpose.

ONLINE NOTE: Courses not listed in Registration Course Menu are full.  Please contact Scott at scottfisher00@gmail.com to be placed on waiting list.

Questions: Feel free to contact Scott at 276-698-4644 or scottfisher00@gmail.com



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APE’s & TEHCC Wilderness First Aid & CPR Courses

wildwildwes wrote 24 days ago:


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Registration Deadline: May 13, 2017

Dates:    WFA: May 20-21, 2017 / CPR: May 20, 2017 (eve only)

Times:    WFA: 8:30 AM—5:00 PM both days / CPR: 5:30 PM—7:30 PM

Cost:        WFA: $100 / CPR: $25 (+$10 if not APE or TEHCC member)

Location:  Eastman Lodge, 404 Bays Mountain Park Rd, Kingsport, TN 37660

Course Description:  The Appalachian Paddling Enthusiasts (APEs) and Tennessee Eastman Hiking and Canoe Club (TEHCC) will host a Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course taught by Jerry Smith on May 20-21, 2017.  Fast paced and hands-on, this two day course covers a wide range of wilderness medicine topics for people who travel and work in the outdoors.  If you plan to spend time in the backcountry this training will provide you with the tools to provide patient care in remote settings where assistance may not be readily available.  Training will include both classroom instruction and structured scenarios.  All levels of training and experience are welcome.  Minimum age is 18 years old, or 12 years old if accompanied by a chaperone.

Optional CPR Class:  Jerry has offered to conduct an optional CPR class on Sat eve, May 20th, for those wanting to become CPR certified or re-certified at a cost of $25.  This is a separate class and participation in one is not required to take the other.  CPR is a recommended certification for outdoor professionals and provided immediately after cardiac arrest may double a victim’s chance of survival. This 2-hour class teaches you adult & child CPR and choking rescues using the American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI) curriculum.

 

REGISTRATIONThere are two ways to register to reserve your spot :

1. Online: Register online at http://www.riverapes.org/registration.html. After submitting your registration you will be directed to http://www.riverapes.org/paypal-1.html to pay for the course using PayPal.  APEs (or TEHCC) membership is required to participate and can also be purchased online at http://www.riverapes.org/paypal-1.html for $10.  No need to fill out and send in a separate membership form.  Your online registration will double for that purpose.

2. MailClick here to download the PDF packet with Registration Form and mail in with payment made out to APEs to Jerry Smith: 610 Bradley Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Those mailing in their registration can add the $10 annual APEs membership fee to their course payment.  No need to fill out and send in a separate membership form.  Your registration form will double for that purpose.

ONLINE NOTE: Courses not listed in Registration Course Menu are full.  Please contact Jerry at jstylar@yahoo.com to be placed on waiting list.

Class size is limited to 10 and registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Included in this registration packet are:

  • Registration Form (N/A if registering online)
  • Gear List
  • Directions to Eastman Lodge
  • Additional Information

Click here to download the PDF packet for complete info

Please free to reach out with any questions or concerns that you may have prior to the course.  Additional information will be sent out as the course date nears.  We look forward to seeing you!

 

Jerry Smith

APEs Safety and Education Chair

423-213-3337

jstylar@yahoo.com



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Hampton Doe River Access Work Day

james wrote 28 days ago:


Where: 120 Spring St, Hampton, TN 37658

We will meet at the property that is located across Highway 19E from Hampton High School adjacent to the south bound 19E Bridge going over the river.



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Hampton Doe River Access Work Day

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Where: 120 Spring St, Hampton, TN 37658

We will meet at the property that is located across Highway 19E from Hampton High School adjacent to the south bound 19E Bridge going over the river.



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Hampton Doe River Access Work Day

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Where: 120 Spring St, Hampton, TN 37658

We will meet at the property that is located across Highway 19E from Hampton High School adjacent to the south bound 19E Bridge going over the river.



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Hampton Doe River Access Work Day

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Where: 120 Spring St, Hampton, TN 37658

We will meet at the property that is located across Highway 19E from Hampton High School adjacent to the south bound 19E Bridge going over the river.



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Hampton Doe River Access Work Day

wildwildwes wrote 28 days ago:


Where: 120 Spring St, Hampton, TN 37658

We will meet at the property that is located across Highway 19E from Hampton High School adjacent to the south bound 19E Bridge going over the river.

 

What: We have been given our Go Ahead for a work day at the Hampton property. The plan for the work day is to gravel the parking area, clear the underbrush and get as much trash out as we can.

 

Lunch will be provided by Bull and Johnny from Jiggy Ray’s Downtown Pizzeria. There will also be coverage by the press and possibly TV stations.

Come prepared with work clothes, boots, gloves and any hand tools you would like to help use in the cleanup.

We’ve already got well trained volunteers that will be there with chain saws, dump truck, skidsteer and operator for the heavy work.

Please come and volunteer whatever time you can give during the day: 1 hour, half day or a full day. Any and all help will be very much appreciated on this work day.  This is something we can take pride in with our efforts and ensure future generations the gift of paddling access to this awesome natural resource!

 

We look forward to seeing you there.

Work Day Coordinator:
Metin Eryasacapt_met@yahoo.com or (423) 895-0058



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APEs Freestyle Fundamentals Clinic with Stephen Wright

wildwildwes wrote 94 days ago:


A pool session with the Hobbit King to improve your freestyle kayaking bag of tricks!

(Registration Deadline—Feb 17, 2017)

Appalachian Paddling Enthusiasts (APEs) is pleased to announce another of its Paddle with the Pros clinics with Stephen Wright.  Jackson Team member, Stephen, is a 5-time U.S. National Freestyle Champion, took 3rd place in the World Championships in both 2009 and 2011, was the Pan American Champion in 2011 and was the World Champion for Squirt Boating in 2015.

This one evening course will be focused on the fundamentals of freestyle kayaking.  You will learn more than you ever wanted to know about how to have more fun in a kayak.  You will also learn how to continue to improve AFTER the class on your own.  You will be tired, sore, and happy after this class. :-)  The clinic will be held at Freedom Hall Pool in Johnson City, TN.  Course will be limited to 10 students.  This course will likely fill up fast so be sure to send in your registration form and payment to reserve your spot ASAP.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES: Learn to have more fun in a playboat! Learn how to make a freestyle kayak move in all directions and how to practice so that you can learn almost any trick, from a stern squirt to a loop.

COURSE PREREQUISITES: Participants should have a solid roll and have their own kayak and gear.  Minors must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

 

WHERE: Freedom Hall Pool: 1320 Pactolas Rd, Johnson City, TN 37604

WHEN: Tuesday, February 21, 2017

TIME: 7:30-9:00 P.M.

COST: $45 for APEs members (includes pool use fee); $55 for non-APEs members (tuition includes APEs membership).        Non-Refundable after Feb 17 unless replacement found.

CLASS SIZE: Classes will be limited to 10 participants

 

MINIMUM PERSONAL GEAR: Whitewater freestyle kayak, type III PFD, whitewater helmet, paddle, sprayskirt, closed-toe protective footwear, drinking water

 

REGISTRATION: There are two ways to register: (Registration Deadline—Feb 17, 2017)

1. Online: Register online at http://www.riverapes.org/registration.html. After submitting your registration you will be directed to http://www.riverapes.org/paypal-1.html to pay for the course using PayPal.  APEs (or TEHCC) membership is required to participate and can also be purchased online at http://www.riverapes.org/paypal-1.html for $10.  No need to fill out and send in a separate membership form.  Your online registration will double for that purpose.

2. Mail: Click Here to download the PDF Registration Form and mail in with payment made out to APEs to Wesley R. Bradley: 243 Old Lacy Hollow Rd., Elizabethton, TN 37643. Those mailing in their registration can add the $10 annual APEs membership fee to their course payment.  No need to fill out and send in a separate membership form.  Your registration form will double for that purpose.

ONLINE NOTE: Courses not listed in Registration Course Menu are full.  Please contact Wesley at dangerousdraftingman@hotmail.com to be placed on waiting list.

 

QUESTIONS: Contact Wesley at dangerousdraftingman@hotmail.com or 423-647-1321



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APEs Bombproofing Your Roll/Bracing Clinic with Stephen Wright

wildwildwes wrote 94 days ago:


A pool session with the Hobbit King to improve your rolling and bracing!

(Registration Deadline—Feb 3, 2017)

Appalachian Paddling Enthusiasts (APEs) is pleased to announce another of its Paddle with the Pros clinics with Stephen Wright.  Jackson Team member, Stephen, is a 5-time U.S. National Freestyle Champion, took 3rd place in the World Championships in both 2009 and 2011, was the Pan American Champion in 2011 and was the World Champion for Squirt Boating in 2015.

This one evening course is designed for the boater who wants to perfect their rolling and bracing techniques in a kayak.  This is not a beginning rolling class.  The clinic will be held at Freedom Hall Pool in Johnson City, TN.  Course will be limited to 10 students.  This course will likely fill up fast so be sure to send in your registration form and payment to reserve your spot ASAP.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES: The focus is to learn to roll 100% of the time. Learn what to practice so that your whitewater roll will be reliable, fast, and fun!

COURSE PREREQUISITES: Participants should at least know the basics of the roll and have their own kayak and gear.  Minors must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

 

WHERE: Freedom Hall Pool: 1320 Pactolas Rd, Johnson City, TN 37604

WHEN: Tuesday, Feb 7, 2017

TIME: 7:30-9:00 P.M.

COST: $45 for APEs members  (includes pool use fee); $55 for non-APEs members (tuition includes APEs membership).  Non-Refundable after Feb 3 unless replacement found.

CLASS SIZE: Classes will be limited to 10 participants

 

MINIMUM PERSONAL GEAR: Whitewater kayak, type III PFD, whitewater helmet, paddle, sprayskirt, closed-toe protective footwear, drinking water

 

REGISTRATION: There are two ways to register: (Registration Deadline—Feb 3, 2017)

1. Online: Register online at http://www.riverapes.org/registration.html. After submitting your registration you will be directed to http://www.riverapes.org/paypal-1.html to pay for the course using PayPal.  APEs (or TEHCC) membership is required to participate and can also be purchased online at http://www.riverapes.org/paypal-1.html for $10.  No need to fill out and send in a separate membership form.  Your online registration will double for that purpose.

2. Mail: Click Here to download the PDF Registration Form and mail in with payment made out to APEs to Wesley R. Bradley: 243 Old Lacy Hollow Rd., Elizabethton, TN 37643. Those mailing in their registration can add the $10 annual APEs membership fee to their course payment.  No need to fill out and send in a separate membership form.  Your registration form will double for that purpose.

ONLINE NOTE: Courses not listed in Registration Course Menu are full.  Please contact Wesley at dangerousdraftingman@hotmail.com to be placed on waiting list.

 

QUESTIONS: Contact Wesley at dangerousdraftingman@hotmail.com or 423-647-1321



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APE’s Winter Meeting

wildwildwes wrote 98 days ago:


WHO: APE’s Club Members and any new/rejoining recruits 

WHEN: Friday, February 17, 2017 @ 6:30-8:00 P.M.  

WHERE: Eastman Lodge – 404 Bays Mountain Park Road, Kingsport, TN 37660


We are going to host a Chili Cook-off for the meal.  So break out your favorite chili recipe and bring a pot to this meeting!  Please let Ryan Shealy (423-963-6066 or orion9909@yahoo.com) know if you plan on bringing a pot of Chili for the meal.  You will be responsible for your own beverage for the meal.

 

Our focus on this meeting will be on advocating for volunteers for office to further support the clubs leadership going forward so if you have recommendations or nominations for office , this would very much be appreciated! Further we will be discussing club events and some interesting trip reports.  Please spread the word and advocate for attendance.

 

Here is our current list of officers:

President: Ryan Shealy

Cruise Director Touring & Class I-II: Debbie Briscoe

Cruise Director Class III-IV: Wesley R. Bradley

Safety/Education: Scott Fisher – Resigning for 2017

Secretary/Treasurer: Jerry Griffin

Social Director/Marketing: Sarah Stine - Resigning for 2017

Conservation: Andrea Parra – Resigning for 2017

Website: George Mauger – Resigning for 2017

TEHCC Liaison: Andrea Gass – Resigning for 2017

 

All offices are up for nominations.  Please let Ryan Shealy (423-963-6066 or orion9909@yahoo.com) know by 2/16/2017 if you have any interest in being nominated for any of these offices or have an idea for a new office.

 

Come join us for some food, fun, prizes & fellowship!



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