Here is a copy/paste from the Utah Rafters yahoo group. I did this course a couple of years ago and it is focuses mainly on rafting. We did rope work, set up z drags, swam rapids, flipped rafts and other stuff that one may encounter on a big water river. I would recommend it.
Like others have said, use a dry suit as there is much time spent in the water.
(We will have river rescue workshops May 4-6 and June 15-17. These will be held
on the Green River Daily, just up river from the town of Green River, UT. I have
put general information in the files section under River Rescue Workshop . . .
Call Carbon Rec at 435-636-3702 for more information or email Bo Christensen at
or myself at [email protected]
Cost of each
workshop is $255 and there substantial are early registration discounts.)
Those Southwest Rescue courses sound really good, maybe I'll do one of them next. I try and do a different course about ever other year and I'm past due.