During this 2 day/16 hour course you'll learn all of the essential skills needed to perform a rescue of a single or multiple subjects in a swiftwater (moving water) environment. Swiftwater is generally classified as performing rescues in a whitewater river setting but these skills cover other types of situations like high volume Class II rivers, flood waters, etc.
Cost Per Person: $250
Course Length: 2 days/16 hours
What's Included: All group gear is provided, PFD, helmet, safety gear. 3 year certification.
Prerequisites: Must be 18 years of age or older, be in good physical shape, able to tread water for 1 minute.
* If you have a location where you would like to run this course please call or email our office.
Professional Rescue Swimmer
(Maritime | Open-Water | SAR | Rescue Boat Ops)
Water Rescue Courses
Swiftwater Rescue Technician
If your agency has rescue-craft and swim fins, your people deserve this training (If you work with helicopters, we've got that covered too). This is a great course for fire rescue teams, water SAR teams, dive teams, water rescue teams and even a swiftwater team looking to advance into a different skillset. Swiftwater rescue techniques are great for what they are designed for, but once you throw a rescue-craft and open water into the equation, they don’t prepare rescue personnel for what they will face. The dynamic of deploying a Rescue Swimmer from a small craft, with or without tending line, and recovering the swimmer and survivor safely back to the rescue-craft is a discipline entirely unto itself. Our Rescue Swimmer courses will give rescue-techs, crew members, and boat coxswains the training they will need to complete maritime rescues successfully, and get all equipment and personnel back safely. While swiftwater rescue has become a well established discipline, open-water rescue swimmer operationss remain an elusive subject taught by few, and understood by even fewer. Our instructors have the rare, real-world experience to give your agency what they need to mitigate the vast risk involved with such a discipline.
*If you have a location in mind for this course please call our office and we can research it to be sure it is the proper training environment for this course.
Cost Per Person: $600 USD Per Person
Course Length: 4 days
Our Vice President and Rescue Swimmer course designer, Matt Novellino, is a former Coast Guard Helicopter Rescue Swimmer and Army Special Forces maritime operations team member. On the civilian side, Matt has instructed Rescue Swimmer courses to various fire and law enforcement agencies in the US and Asia.