Throw Bags, Accessories and WorkShops "Gear For Life" This site offers: A) General information about SWR for both recreational WW paddlers & Search & Rescue personnel. B) Specific information for participants who enroll in one of our ACA swift water/whitewater rescue workshops. C) Quality sewn professional throw bags for both recreational paddlers & search & rescue personnel. D) Reviews of paddling/swift water gear and equipment commonly used.
I'm TIM JONES a ACA Advanced Swiftwater Instructors that teach, paddle, practice swift water rescue techniques, and review gear for this site. My interest in SWR began in 2002, when paddling more and more challenging rivers, but really started when participating in a SWR workshop in the spring of 2003. In addition to being an ACA instructor, I'm a fire fighter, high angle rescuer, first responder, member of Crawford County Search and Rescue, and Arkansas Task Force 1. It's hard to believe that all of this started with my interest in SWR and my love of the outdoors. In addition to instructing and volunteering, I starting making throw bags in an attempt to make the best throw bag available. After several samples and suggestions from my co-instructors, I came up with the style that I'm currently making. You can check it out by clicking on the "Custom Throw Bag" tab. I also make custom bags to meet your needs. In addition to the throw bags I also sell river knives, pulleys, whistles, carabiners, webbing, prusik cord, rope and general paddling and climbing gear. If you enjoy being outdoors like I do, when paddling your favorite river run ask yourself, if something happened, what would I do? Take a SWR workshop to answer those questions, should you or your friends have need of that knowledge. Take a workshop, practice the skills and feel empowered on the river. Tim Jones You can email me any additional questions @ tim@swift waterrescue.net