I got the chance to attend a Swift Water Rescue class recently. It was put on by the Arkansas Canoe Club. It was a great class and it helped me remember a lot of the stuff i learned From Colorado Mountain College. If you have never attended one of these types of classes, you should!!! If not for yourself, do for the people you paddle with. You just might safe your life or someone else's.
And remember this quote from Walter; "If your buddy doesn't have a throw rope in his boat, he ain't your buddy"