Whitewater Rescue Technician

Swiftwater Rescue training especially for river runners. The WRT basic course has been developed for kayakers who don't want to learn all about how to rescue somebody with a raft, a river board or an inflatable fire hose. It is internationally recognized on a parr with Rescue 3's SRT as the standard rescue certification the world over for river runners

This basic course is suitable for all whitewater kayakers and canoeists. In two days you will learn about safety on the river and how to use the equipment that you have in your boat effectively. How to prevent accidents occurring and what to do in the event of one happening.

Certified by Rescue 3 International.

Course duration: 2 Days

This 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.

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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.