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River Rescue Course

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Location Meeting Location: Arkansas River

Certified by Sierra Rescue

2 Days
Adult Ages 18+
2 Days (Almont, CO)
Adult Ages 18+
PFD and Helmet Rentals
Wetsuit and Boots Rentals
Dry Suit Rental Kokatat full drysuit with feet: No liner will be included. Must bring underwear / fleece to wear under drysuit.

This is a pre-requisite to the RRC Pro Course

  • This is the class you want as a boater to stay safe and know what to do if something goes wrong.
  • Prerequisites: Basic river skills

A DYNAMIC water rescue course specifically written and designed for river guides, private boaters, kayakers, pack rafters and other river users! Basic river skills are a prerequisite! Emphasis is on identifying hazards and on RESCUE itself; both of self and others. Thinking through rescues is also emphasized. This is the class you want as a boater to stay safe and know what to do if something goes wrong. This is an American Canoe Association ACA Level 4 Swiftwater Rescue course. Although 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. The two-day format makes the course more affordable and accessible. This course should be a prerequisite to anyone boating on any river anywhere! The course addresses the river rescue needs of rafters, cat boaters, kayakers, pack rafters, canoeists, riverboarders and SUP paddlers. Upon request this can also be an ACA Level 4 Swiftwater Rescue course.

If you’re a river guide or kayaker and received your RRC certification, you can upgrade to the Professional River Rescue Certification RRC-Pro.

No lodging or meals included

Please bring a healthy lunch and snacks for each day. Plenty of water and drinks advised. There will not be a chance to go anywhere from the training sites for meals. No alcohol Please.