This course teaches rescue techniques with regard to limited resources in more of a remote setting. This three day 24 hr course meets the needs of professional river guides as well as USFS and BLM employees. Recreational river runners or anyone finding themselves working on or near moving water will gain valuable techniques in dealing with water hazards and emergencies. This intensive 24 hour class generally has two to three hours of on-land instruction each morning prior to entering the water.

Course focus is on rescues with team members having limited rescue resources, people to help, and communication with outside parties. This course is designed to meet varying student skill levels, and everyone from seasoned guides to recreational river runners will benefit from the rescue techniques taught in this course. Self rescue and hazard avoidance and recognition are key components in this swiftwater course. We teach basic technical rope systems, and then systematically remove hardware to increase the demand on the student to problem solve with limited gear and resources. Designed for people working on or around rivers or running rivers privately, this course is a “must have” for anyone wishing to run rivers in rafts or kayaks. Additionally, anyone finding themselves exposed to moving water will gain an incredible amount of knowledge from this course.

Minimum age for Swiftwater Courses is 16



3-day River Rescue Certification Course (SRT-1) $350
3-day River Rescue Re-Certification Course (SRT-1-Recert) $350
**Re Certifications must occur within 3 years**

Reservations must be made online by clicking here.
Class Dates : May 23-25 (Sat – Mon)
Training Location : Cache la Poudre River
Meeting Time : 8:30 AM each day
Location : Fort Collins

Call us at (800) 858-6808 for more information. To reserve this course please click here to book.