River Rescue Certification
A dynamic and practical Swiftwater Rescue course for both professional guides and whitewater enthusiasts. The River Rescue Course (RRC) was written and designed by professional river guides specifically for rafters, kayakers, and river runners of all crafts. This course is the perfect opportunity for anyone looking to learn how to navigate waters safely and efficiently.
Our course combines both hands-on training and classroom time, ensuring you have the best of both worlds. Our experienced instructors will guide you through the essential skills needed for river rescue, including recognizing hazards, performing rescues, and understanding the principles of river hydraulics. Our curriculum is carefully designed to provide you with the knowledge and confidence necessary to make the right decisions in high-pressure situations.
Throughout the course, you will learn valuable skills such as swiftwater swimming, throw bag techniques, and basic rope systems. You'll also learn how to assess and manage risks, as well as how to work effectively in a rescue team. Our instructors are passionate about river rescue and are dedicated to ensuring that you gain a deep understanding of the subject matter.
Swiftwater Rescue Course for Boaters by Boaters
To participate in the river rescue course you should have a basic understanding of hydrology and familiarity with identifying features such as an eddy, eddy line, standing wave, hydraulic, hole, etc. You must have the ability to navigate a craft in a minimum of class II water and familiarity with basic rescue equipment such as throw bags and carabiners. This course is designed for River Guides, Kayak Instructors, Private Boaters / Kayakers, River Runners of all crafts (Raft, Kayak, IK, Packraft, etc).
This course is the perfect opportunity to develop essential rescue skills and have an adventure along the way. Whether you're a seasoned paddler or just starting, our River Rescue Course is sure to provide an unforgettable experience. So, come join us for an unforgettable adventure and learn how to navigate the waters like a pro!
Certification through Sierra Rescue International
Participation and observation in all activities and a co-signed skills check-of sheet are required to receive the certificate of completion. Upon completion of the 2-day RRC course you will receive a River Rescue Certification from Sierra Rescue International. This course meets all requirements for the ACA level 4 Swiftwater Rescue Certification. If you feel uncomfortable with participating in any of the activities during the course please let your instructor know that you would like to observe. It is good to know your own limits, which is an important and respected part of being a rescuer.
Courses offered in the Wenatchee River Valley
May 27 - 28, 2023
June 17 - 18, 2023
October 21 - 22, 2023