Swiftwater for River Runners

Whether you are guiding a raft professionally or running the river for fun, it is your responsibility to be prepared in responding quickly and effectively when your trip does not go as planned. The NEW River Rescue and River Rescue for the Professional courses have been developed by professionals for guides and river runners like you. Each course allows you to put the material we teach you into practice on the water. 

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river Rescue

May 27-28, Jackson Wyoming

Cost: 250.00

 River Rescue is a dynamic curriculum specifically written for private boaters, kayakers, non-profit organizations, and river guides taking a river rescue course for the first time. Because of the hands on and practical nature of the course, basic river skills are a prerequisite. The emphasis is on identifying hazards, thinking through rescues, and rescuing yourself and other river runners. This course addresses the river rescue needs of rafters, cat boaters, kayakers, pack rafters, canoeists, riverboarders and SUP paddlers playing and working in remote settings with limited access to rescue equipment.


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River Rescue for the professional Guide

3 days

Prerequisite: River Rescue or equivalent

Cost: 325.00

This three day course builds upon the skills learned in River Rescue. River Rescue Pro course concentrates on further developing advanced water rescue skills, including advanced entrapment techniques, complex rescues in bigger rapids,  as well access issues such as basic raising and lowering techniques. Through challenging scenarios and drills, it emphasizes victim rescue and recovery. The pro course sharpens rescue skills taught in River Rescue in a more challenging and hazardous environment. Skills assessment takes place throughout the course with final testing at the end of the course. River Rescue Pro is the new standard for expedition and trip leaders around the world.