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Guest Instructor Clinics

Each season we bring a few of the top kayak, canoe, SUP and swiftwater rescue instructors from around the country to the Deerfield River to teach special topic clinics. These guest instructors are nationally known and respected in their fields. Their depth of knowledge and enthusiasm for their topics make their classes both dynamic and informative.

Mike Mather ACA certified Swiftwater Rescue instructor trainer educator

Mike Mather is an ACA certified Swiftwater Rescue instructor trainer educator with over 20 years of rescue experience in West Virginia, Colorado and around the country. He has taught classes around the world by request, has experience with teaching courses for the military and has set up high rise construction site rope safety. He is a wizard with ropes and provides some of the best river rescue instruction in the United States.

From $450

Mike Mather is our guest instructor for the two day swiftwater rescue course in Charlemont, MA. Learning from his years of paddling/rescue expertise will help prepare you for adventures ahead.  This clinic takes a hands-on, in-the-water approach to practicing river rescue and safety skills.  Learn river rescue techniques from the best in the industry!