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Swift Water Rescue Certification Course

Friday, May 31 to Sunday, Jun 2, 2013
All Day

Outdoor Pursuits and Rentals (OPR) is offering a course to become Swift Water Rescue Certified from Friday, May 31 to Sunday, June 2. Registration is available in OPR and is $385 for CWU students and Recreation Center members and $400 for non-members.

The Swift Water Rescue Course is designed specifically for professional guides, private boaters and anyone else spending time on flowing water. This hands-on course provides participants with the knowledge, technique and basic equipment needed to assess and perform river rescues.

Upon completion of the course, participants will be prepared to complete a number of speedy, low-tech and improvised river rescues. The Swift Water Rescue Course also teaches students about hydrology, river classifications, site control and other useful information to prepare help prepare them for any situation.

The Swift Water Rescue Training Course and Certification is a requirement for all OPR raft guides and whitewater instructors.

For more information contact OPR at 509-963-3537 or

Event Type: 
Sports & Recreation