Swiftwater Rescue Training

Gain the skills and confidence needed in swiftwater rescue situations. Our experienced instructors teach the Rescue 3 International framework, and courses meet National Fire Protection Association (NPFA) technical rescue training standards. Taught here at NOC’s famous Nantahala River campus, courses are ideal for paddling enthusiasts, professional first responders and professional river guides. Gain skills ranging from in-water rescues, low-visibility rescues, rope rescue techniques and flood disaster management.

Outdoor School Courses

ACA Swiftwater Rescue Basic Course

Duration: 2 Day

Price Per Person: $275

Dates: May 13-14, June 17-18, July 1-2, August 12-13, September 16-17, 2017

Location: Bryson City, NC

Stay safe on the river by learning essential whitewater safety and accident prevention skills. Learn More

ACA Swiftwater Rescue Advanced Course

Duration: 2 Days

Price Per Person: $275

Dates: May 13-14, June 17-18, August 12-13, September 16-17, 2017

Location: Bryson City, NC

Learn advanced skills in whitewater safety and swift water rescue including rope skills, extraction and accident prevention. Learn More

River Rescue Certification Course (RRC)

Duration: 2 Days

Price Per Person: $335

Dates: May 13-14, June 17-18, July 1-2, August 12-13, September 16-17, 2017

Location: Bryson City, NC

River Rescue Certification teaches and practices the most-important rescue skills private boaters, non-professionals and river guides need to know. Learn More

River Rescue Certification - Professional (RRC-Pro)

Duration: 3 Days

Price Per Person: $390.00

Dates: May 4-6 & 20-22, September 23-25, 2017

Location: Bryson City, NC

This 3-day internationally-recognized rescue certification course was written by professional boaters, for professional boaters. Learn More

Swiftwater Rescue Technician 1 (SRT-1)

Duration: 3 Days

Price Per Person: $545.50

Dates: Call for Availability

Location: Bryson City, NC

This course is designed for rescue professionals looking to learn the fundamentals of swiftwater rescue situations. Learn More

Swiftwater Rescue Technician Advanced (SRT-A)

Duration: 2 Days

Price Per Person: $545.50

Dates: Call for Availability

Location: Bryson City, NC

Go beyond the basics of river and self-rescue. This course is designed for swiftwater professionals with an emphasis on victim rescue. Learn More