Download Charlie Walbridge’s Resume
He’s been active in the whitewater industry for 45 years as a racer, equipment and safety technique innovator, business owner and much more.
Download this swiftwater rescue course outline. It covers group management, rescue strategies, organization, personal gear, throw bags and much more.
Friends of the Cheat is a leader for improving water quality and protecting river access on West Virginia’s Cheat River.
The National Safe Boating Council honored American Whitewater Board Member, Charlie Walbridge, for his exemplary leadership and outstanding service on behalf of safety.
“Charlie Walbridge’s work has saved countless lives and kept rivers open and accessible to those who wished to assume personal responsibility and risk. His work, while focused predominantly in the U.S., is imitated and known worldwide.”
International Whitewater Hall of Fame nomination 2005
Swiftwater Rescue Articles and Posts
“The freedom to take calculated risks, in business, love, or whitewater, is one of the most cherished prerogatives of a free people. I don’t try to discourage knowledgeable people from willingly assuming risks; but I do work to educate inexperienced paddlers so they don’t get into trouble inadvertently.”