Kayak Rescue Skills for Beginner to Intermediate Paddlers

Space is limited. Reserve your place today!

Join us Sunday, May 21st for a 2 hour rescue skills session. Whether you're a beginner or intermediate paddler you'll learn valuable rescue skills that will help keep you and others safe on the water.

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Come join us at Wave Country in a *one-time only* opportunity to ride the waves in your kayak and learn water safety skills on one of the largest open water simulators in the Southeast! 

Pop-up storms, power boats and other unexpected features can wreak havoc while you're on the water. Each year hundreds of people lose their lives from not being properly prepared on the water. A little knowledge goes a long way toward ensuring you and those around you are prepared and safe while on the water.

Never before have boats been allowed at a public event at the wave pool.

The Tennessee Scenic Rivers Association (TSRA) is a volunteer organization dedicated to the preservation, protection and restoration of the scenic, free-flowing rivers of our state. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, the organization has approximately 1,000 members across the state and the south.

The group's initial objective was to protect rivers. Together with TCWP, TSRA campaigned hard for state and national scenic rivers legislation. In fact Tennessee's Scenic Rivers Act of 1968 was the first such comprehensive act in the nation. National scenic rivers legislation followed a year later, and rivers like the Obed and the Big South Fork received national scenic status.

TSRA remains active in conservation issues, joining with other groups to combat threats to rivers like Dry Fork near Spencer and threats to entire watershed areas posed by practices like mountain top removal coal mining. Our members "adopt" streams to monitor health, and we conduct cleanups on rivers and streams. We enjoy club-sponsored trips year-round and offer instruction in sea kayak, whitewater canoe, C-1 and kayak, as well as self rescue, swiftwater rescue, CPR, trip leader seminar and Wilderness First Aid.

But most of all, we enjoy the friendships we form around the issues that unite us, the rivers we enjoy and the sport that keeps us young. Come paddle with us.

Instructors from TSRA, TWRA, Caney Fork Outdoors Whitewater Team, Jackson Kayak, Hook1 Outfitters, and Run-A-Muck Outfitters will provide water safety information and on-the-water training to do self and assisted rescues on lakes and in other deep water scenarios. Other instructor partners and sponsors to be announced.

This event is staffed 100% by volunteers who are passionate about sharing our love of water sports and know – first hand – about the importance of education about water safety and rescue techniques.

Our instructors and partners

About the TSRA

Space is limited. Reserve your place today!