WRT Rec Course - This course is suitable for all kayakers, canoeists, pack rafters and SUP'ers who paddle on whitewater. In two days you will learn about safety on the river and how to use the equipment that you have with you effectively for river rescue. How to prevent accidents occurring and what to do in the event of one happening.

This course is Swiftwater Rescue training especially for river runners. The WRT has been developed for paddlers who don't want to learn all about how to rescue somebody with a motorboat, a river board or an inflatable fire hose. It is internationally recognized the world over as the standard rescue certification for river rescue.

Certified by Rescue 3 International.

Course duration: 2 Days

This 2 day course is mostly run over the weekend, with two long days in order to get the most practice time out of a short course. We concentrate first on core paddler safety. Things that every paddler can do to ensure that they are safer on the river. This is followed by self rescue skills, and finally by group rescue skills.

Minimum age 18

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Course Aims:

We aim to improve every paddlers knowledge of the dangers inherent to the whitewater environment and how to avoid them. We also aim to improve self rescue skills of every paddler and give them the experience to be able to judge for themselves how serious a rapid is.

Group rescue skills are also on the program, with simple, quick, low tech methods being taught first.

"Just watching swiftwater rescue DVD's is not enough - to experience dangerous situations in a "controlled" manner is vital and to practice rescue too."

Timea Ziegler - Hungarian Kayaker
WRT Course - Pfunds Tirol

Personal Equipment required:

Personal equipment hire is not included in the course fee.

Rescue equipment such as: Throwbag, Karabiners, Pulleys, Slings etc. are available from us to test and are also available to buy in our shop.

Personal Equipment (including kayaks, paddles etc. on kayak courses) can be hired from us for a small charge when booked in advance.