Professional Development


Our professional development program, led Jordan Taylor, is designed to develop paddlers in Canoe and Kayak disciplines, interested in working as professional instructors or to develop their kayak teaching techniques. This instructor training course leads to certification as an instructor by the American Canoe Association; the ACA. Jordan is a Kayak Instructor Trainer Educator, a Canoe Instructor Trainer, and a Rescue Instructor.

Rescue and Safety Training

When your whitewater situation gets real, will you remember your training?

NEW! Rescue Ready Swiftwater Rescue Series 

In addition to offering the 2 day course, we are expanding the the traditional Swiftwater Rescue curriculum into 4 hour modules to continue your training and repeat important skills until you feel confident! Once your fundamental skills are established in Levels 1-5, you will be qualified for the Beginner Rescue Scenarios to put your skills to test in actual swift water. You should start with RR1. From there, you may sign up for any of the Levels 1-5 as they fit your schedule. You should take Levels 1-5 and the scenarios before moving on.

RR1-5 plus scenarios meets Requirement for Calleva Trips on Class IV

RR 1 Basics of Swift Water Rescue
RR2 Rescue Plan, Wading
RR3 Throw Ropes
RR4 Boat Based Rescues
RR5 Basics of Rigging
Beginner Rescue Scenarios

*Prerequisite Levels 1-5

RR6 Foot Entrapment*
RR7  Tethered Swimming*
RR8 Advanced Swimming*
Intermediate Rescue Scenarios

RR9 Night Rescue** Must have taken 1-8
RR10 Advanced Cinches **Must have taken 1-6
RR11 Advanced Rigging **Must have taken 1-5
RR12 Advanced Rigging 2 **Must have taken 1-5
Advanced Scenarios

Enroll in 4 modules every 2 years to stay current!

At Calleva we believe in regular rescue training because it is fun, because you might need it someday and because, when that day comes, we want you to be able to respond confidently and safely.

Rescue Ready Calendar: