- Swimming whitewater rapids
- Throw bag training and practice
- Swimmer rescue
- Flotilla management for safety
- Mechanical advantage training
This safety and rescue course is designed specifically for whitewater rafters and intended as a follow up to our Class III Rowing School. Attending our Class III Rowing School is not a requirement for taking this course but you should have experience rafting Class III rapids before enrolling.
This is also a great course for professional river guides looking for more safety education and rescue training.
We will focus on safety and accident prevention. An emphasis will be on discussing good flotilla management to provide a safety net. This portion includes:
In this part of the course we’ll discuss techniques for rescue after an accident happens. This portion will be divided into two parts: rescue and equipment retrieval and includes:
We are licensed by the Oregon State Marine Board and operate under special use permit with the Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area and Mt. Hood National Forest. Additionally, we are an equal opportunity provider and employer.