Swift Water Rescue and Guide Course


swiftwater rescue course

Swiftwater Safety Institute

Swiftwater Rescue and River Course Training for River Professionals

Session I: April 25th, 26 and 27th! 8-5pm 3 days/24hr (3 year certification)

Session II: Fall 2014 TBA – Please get on our list and we can schedule preference dates for this fall.

Price per class: $300

Make checks payable to Adventures with Western
Waters and send to PO Box 2395 – Coeur d’ Alene, ID 83816.

Course Location:
Cyr, Montana (a little west on I-90 from Missoula or 90 minutes from Coeur d ‘Alene), 232 Diagle Lane

Lead Instructor:
Zak Sears – zaksears@hotmail.com

Meeting Place: 232 Diagle lane, Alberton, Montana 59802

Course Times: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Course Description: 3-day, 24hr. 3-year certification

This course teaches rescue techniques with regard to limited resources in a wilderness setting. This three
day-24hr. course meets the needs of professional river guides as well as USFS and BLM employees.
Recreational river runners or anyone finding themselves working on or near moving water will gain
valuable techniques in dealing with water hazards and emergencies. This intensive 24 hour class generally
has two to three hours of on-land instruction each morning prior to entering the water. Course focus is on
wilderness-based rescues with limited rescue resources, personnel and communication. This course is
designed to meet varying student skill levels.

Self rescue and hazard avoidance and recognition are key components in this swift water course. We teach technical rope systems, and then systematically remove hardware to increase the demand on the student to problem solve with limited gear and resources. These Missoula swift water rescue and guide classes will be offered on back to back weekends.

Recommended Gear List

To Register:
Contact Jared at Western Waters– 406-822-8282

Guide course $170

Ever wonder how to run a river in a professional setting ? Join Western Waters for two full days of river education/guide training course! We will teach you everything from how to rig a raft, when to take a raft down the river, how to read water, who to take on your boat and more! This is the perfect class for folks interested in the guiding industry

Ages 16+

Session I: May 3rd and 4thSee More Details!

Session II: –May 17th and 18th See More Details!

Session III: Sept. 20th and 21st–See More Details!

Swift Water Rescue and Guide Course

Coeur d Alene Glacier National Park Rafting

Glacier rafting

Once you enter Coeur d’Alene Idaho your journey through the Rocky Mountains begins.Coeur d Alene Glacier National Park Rafting is a must do for a summer vacation! The surrounding Couer d’ALene Mountains are part of the Bitterroot mountains. The Bitterroot’s surround Lake Coeur d’Alene where many tourist activities begin. You can Zip Line, rent a boat, rent kayaks and find some of the best White water rafting between Ceour d’Alene and Glacier National Park. This section of white water is known as the Alberton Gorge on the Clark Fork River. You can easily travel to this great white water stretch along I-90. This 11 mile stretch boast 15 rapids and the best scenery any rafter could ever ask for. The Alberton Gorge does not have the crowds that the surrounding rivers around Glacier National park encounter and twice the scenery! If you want to enjoy a true river journey, consider floating the Alberton Gorge between Coeurd’ALene, Idaho and Glacier national park.

Our line up of Coeur d’Alene rafting trips can suit your needs for taking in the scenery, excitement and adventure. We offer beginner, intermediate, and well conditioned rafting adventures and scenic rafting trips. Come experience a day on the river and soak in the scenery with some splashes while hearing some local folk lure of this great area. We have rafting trips available to enjoy no matter how much time you have — from half-day and full-day rafting trips to multi-day trips.

Combo Trip (white water/Fishing) (90min drive, April-Nov.)

Coeur d'Alene Adventures fishing rafting tripOur customers frequently say that the Gorge trip is the most exciting day they have ever had on a fishing/rafting trip. Most of the bigger fish in the river hold up in the pools at the bottom of the rapids so you never know what you might catch. You will have to wear a high flotation vest most of the day, and all the gear gets put away for Triple Bridges, Tumbleweed, and Fang rapids but you can cast away on everything else! See More Details Here!
Price: 2 adults-$450, 1 adult $400

Whitewater Trips:

Alberton Gorge Full Day Raft Trip (2 hour drive, April-Oct.)

Coeur d'Alene guided white water rafting adventuresThis 12 mile river trip provides 15 rapids and breath taking scenery down the Alberton Gorge on the Clark Fork River. The trip starts at 10AM and wraps up around 4PM. Home cooked lunch featuring fresh garden grown produce is provided. A great one day river adventure! See More Details Here!

Price: Adults-$85 Ages 6 to 17 – $79

Alberton Gorge Half Day Raft Trip (2 hour drive, April-Oct.)
Coeur d'Alene white water raftingThis 12 mile river trip provides 15 rapids and breath taking scenery down the Alberton Gorge on the Clark Fork River. The trip start at 9AM, 1pm and 4PM. A great three hour river adventure! See More Details Here!
Price: Adults-$57 Ages 6 to 17 – $50