SOLO Water Rescue

Suffield’s SOLO program focuses on teaching self-reliance and appreciating the natural world. One activity related to these goals is the capsized boat rescue, where a student tips over their canoe or kayak and a peer comes to their rescue. In speaking to the Director of SOLO Josh Hillman ’14, he said, “This fall we first practiced the skill step-by-step in the shallow waters of Sunrise Park so our athletes were able to execute a rescue in the event of a real-life capsize. We have since needed the skill once this year and and our rescuers did a fantastic job!”