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Swiftwater Rescue Technician Class

Swiftwater Rescue Training in Montana

Swiftwater Rescue Training | Diving rescuesFind the summer course schedule for swift water rescue training.

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We have been teaching Swiftwater rescue classes on every major river in Montana since 1995. While we are based near Missoula, Montana we teach classes on the Swan, Middle Fork of Flathead, Missouri, Clearwater, Gallatin, Yellowstone, Stillwater, Bitterroot, Bighole, Beaverhead, and Madison Rivers. Through the Whitewater Rescue Institute, we teach classes throughout the west and as far south as Costa Rica.

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Swiftwater Rescue Class: May 11-13

Swiftwater Rescue Class May 11-13, Missoula Montana. Swift water Rescue Technician Course on the Clark Fork and Blackfoot Rivers with Montana River Guides
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Swiftwater Rescue Class: April 20-22

Swiftwater Rescue Technician Course: April 20-22 Location: Missoula, Montana Rivers: Clark Fork & Blackfoot The Whitewater Rescue Technician...
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Swiftwater Rescue Class: June 8-10

Swiftwater Rescue Training Location: Missoula, Montana Rivers: Clark Fork & Blackfoot The Whitewater Rescue Technician Course is an intensive...
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Wilderness First Aid And River Rescue

Wilderness First Aid and River Rescue Instructors from Aerie Backcountry Medicine and Montana River Guides are offering unique two to three-day...

Whitewater First Responder Course

Whitewater First Responder A one and a half day course designed for raft guides and private boaters, this is a 16 hour class with a half day of...

Swiftwater Rescue Technician Course

Swiftwater Rescue Technician Course The Whitewater Rescue Technician Course is an intensive 20-24 hour class with a half day of classroom...


You will need a full wetsuit or drysuit; a pair of neoprene booties and gloves, a helmet (w/skull cap or beanie/hat); and a lifejacket. Personal equipment rentals are available from Montana River Guides for $25 the first day of class. Bring lunch, water and extra dry, warm top & bottom layers such as fleece and polypropylene.


Register by calling or emailing to confirm space in the class. We require a 50% deposit to hold your spot. Just give us a credit card number or send the deposit and your contact information to Montana River Guides, 2439 Gilbert Ave, Missoula, MT 59802. Agency billing can be arranged over the phone. If the course is canceled or you cancel more than three weeks prior to the class a full refund will be made. Otherwise, you forfeit your deposit. For specific directions, a class outline, and lodging info, call Mike or Cody, at (406)-214-0245.

Swiftwater Rescue Training | Bag toss rescue practice

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