World Academy of Safety & Health (WASH) Swift Water Rescue Course – Basic

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This is delivered either as a blended format or full in-person course. The price includes all classroom, pool, and swift water sessions as well as the certification PDF after successful completion of the course.

Topics include: PPE; risk management & hazard awareness & mitigation; familiarity with river flow (or other swift water)and swimming in this environment; prioritizing safety& rescues; extrication of trapped legs & feet; wading into or crossing in shallow water; use of throw bag; in-water victim contact and/or swim rescues; rescues and extrication with limited resources & gear; knots; vessel pins & flips; EAP’s; vector pulls; effective communications

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Participants who successfully complete the Swift Water Rescue Basic Course course receive a certificate from the World Academy of Safety & Health (WASH) and Basic Life Support (BLS)/Basic First Aid from HSI (formerly known as American Safety & Health Institute or ASHI), each valid for 1 year.



As an international authorized training center (ATC), Lifeguarding Classes LLC is proud to be able to offer the World Academy of Safety & Health (WASH) suite of Swift Water Rescue courses to fire departments, coast guards, disaster response teams, river guides, and other emergency personnel.

Delivery: This is delivered either as a blended format or a full in-person course. Price includes all classroom, pool, and swift water sessions as well as the certification PDF once the entirety of the course is successfully completed.

Design: This course is designed for those seeking knowledge, skills, and experience around swift moving non-tidal water. This course is geared toward the novice participant and introduces them to risk management and decision making in, on, and around swift water environments.

Age Requirement: minimum of 16 years of age

Certification: Participants who successfully complete this course receive a WASH Swift water Rescue Tech certificate along with an HSI (formerly known as ASHI) Basic Life Support (BLS)/AED/1St Aid certificate each valid for one year from date of completion.

Course Progression: Swift Water Rescue – Intermediate

Prerequisites: minimum of 16 years of of age; ability to tread water for two (2) minutes using only one’s legs; ability to swim 300 yards using front crawl; ability to back float for ten (10) minutes; ability to retrieve a ten (10) pound weight from a water depth of at least 6 feet, resurface, and swim 25 yards with the weight above the surface of the water

Course Length:  This course takes approximately 12-18 hours of contact time plus the 2-3 hours for the online module.

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