Swiftwater Courses & Training
Numerous courses are scheduled throughout the year .
Please give SAWATCH Rescue a call at 970-368-3255 for specific dates and locations.
Awareness Water & Rope Rescue (AWR)
This 8 hour classroom seminar introduces personnel to the problems associated with water & rope rescue as well as the procedures to follow in flash flood, large-scale disaster, and seasonal flooding situations. Be prepared, be safe, be smart.
Swiftwater Rescue Technician Unit 1 (SRT 1)
This is our most popular course. The SRT1 course provides rescuers with the fundamentals of survival in moving water and is recommended for anyone who may be called upon to effect in-water rescues. Students gain knowledge in hydrology and river classifications, size-up, site control and scene management.
Whitewater Rescue Technician (WRT)
This course is designed specifically for professional guides, private boaters, fish and game personnel, and others who work or play on or around flowing water. Students will benefit from this intensive, hands-on course and will learn to use techniques and simple equipment to assess and perform river rescues.