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Whitewater Rescue Courses

Rescue 3 White Water Courses & Certifications Offered

Recreational River Safety (RECRS)

This half-day Rescue 3 International course is designed for recreational water enthusiasts who wish to learn some water safety skills. This course covers safe river crossing techniques and decision making, survival swimming techniques and use of throw bags.

  • This course is aimed to provide recreational users with knowledge of safe water practices.
  • Participants must be confident swimmers and over 18.

Courses can be run for groups with a minimum of 8 persons, please inquire via email to [email protected]

Whitewater Rescue Technician – Recreational (WRT)

This 2-day Rescue 3 International course is specially designed for newer river guides and recreational boaters, kayakers, non-profit organizations and anyone taking a river rescue course for the first time. Basic river running and paddling skills are a prerequisite. Emphasis is on identifying hazards and on rescue practices; both to self and others. Thinking through rescues is also emphasized. While this course meets agency Swiftwater Rescue certification requirements for river guides and kayakers; its pace allows for thorough integration of knowledge and practice of the skills that matter.

  • Participants must be confident swimmers and over 18.
  • The qualification is valid for 3 years.
Future course dates:
  • 1-2 February 2020
  • 20-21 August 2020
Whitewater Rescue Technician – Professional (WRT-PRO)

This 3-day Rescue 3 International certification is designed for professional river guides, kayakers, and folks that spend time on Class 4 and 5 whitewater. It is the “advanced” course, and folks that join this course must have taken a WRT/RRC or the equivalent. Participants must be confident swimmers, over 18 and have the prerequisite skills of knowing basic knots, throw bagging, self-rescue, basic MA, stabilization and snag line, as well as an ongoing history of spending quite a bit of time in and on whitewater. The International Rafting Federation has accepted the WRT/RRC as a go-to curriculum for rescue certification. This course culminates with a test for certification.

  • For professional river guides, kayakers, and folks that spend time on Class 4 and 5 whitewater.
  • Participants must be confident swimmers and over 18.
  • Certification is valid for 3 years. 
Future course dates:
  • 1-3 February 2020
  • 20-22 August 2020

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River Safety for Families & Under 18

River Safety Course

Are you bringing your family along, or have children under the age of 18 who would like to learn about river safety? Our River Safety Course is the perfect option.