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Swift-water Safety Institute – Stanley, Idaho classes start May 13

Swift-water Safety Institute is coming to Stanley, Idaho. Summer is around the corner and these classes fill up quickly. So, if you would like to get your preseason high water skills honed or flat -out have zero training. This is also great recertification for the Wood River Fire dept and Sun Valley Fire. No matter your swift water needs SWSI has a class that will work for you. Visit their site to find a good fit for you!

SRT-I Salmon River
May 13 @ 8:30 am – May 15 @ 4:00 pm $295.00
This training event will be hosted by White Cloud Rafting Adventures and will be a part of the 2020 Idaho River Rendezvous. Class will conclude on Friday the 15th by 4pm to allow for IRR registration and check-in. Course size is limited to 16 students.

When: May 13th – 15th 2020

Class Cost: $295 (Includes an internationally recognized 3 year Certificate of Completion)

Where: Stanley, ID – Mountain Village Resort

Prerequisites: Physically capable

Required Equipment: Type III or appropriate Type V PFD, Drysuit, appropriate Helmet with thermal protection liner (wool or fleece hat works well), Footwear with sturdy soles, Thermal Protection (warm fleece works best), and Eye protection (sunglasses with retainer). Most mornings will be spent on land preparing for the days evolution of events. Second half of the day will be spent out on the river and students will need to bring a sack lunch. We will carpool to the training site, and all group rescue gear will be provided by SSI: eg; throw bags, large ropes, pulleys, carabiners, prussiks, etc..Students are invited to bring any of their own rescue equipment, but NON-Locking carabiners will not be allowed.

Objectives: SSI Rescue Philosophy – “Simple is smooth and smooth is fast,” Students should have a prerequisite knowledge of hydrology and hazard identification, personal protective equipment as well as knots and Anchors. Class will focus on Self-rescue, Throw bag Rescues, Contact Rescues, Shallow Water Crossings, Mechanical Advantage Systems, Swimming (Passive and Aggressive), Boat Pins (Course site dependent), Foot Entrapment Extrication, Strainers, Boat Tethered Systems. (Working on the river is a dynamic environment. Effort is made to cover each topic. Water levels, weather, student retention, and other elements may make some skills unworkable. No guarantees are made that all skills will be practically performed).

Testing: Students are required to prove competency through practical evaluation and written tests. Students will retain a carbon copy of core competency skills covered.

More Class Information: Contact SSI at

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