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Old 01-29-2008   #1
 
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Swift Water Rescue / Oar Rig Captain Training

Does anyone have any good information on good courses to take for both Swift Water Rescue Technician and/or whitewater rafting classes i.e. captaining an oar rig instruction?

I have been in touch with a couple of outfits that want in the neighborhood of $325/person for SWRT.

Just want to search out options around the Glenwood Springs / Roaring Fork Valley area.

Thanks!

-Cal

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Check out the Colorado Mountain College catalog. It's cheaper, you get college credit, etc. I bet the spring catalog is not yet out though. Good luck!
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You might try here. It's in Green River, UT. I think it's through a Jr. or community college.

"Several people inquired about our river rescue workshops. The May workshop
is full. There are still a number of openings in the June workshop. There
are significant discounts for early registration.

Call Carbon Rec at 435-657-5092.

Steve"
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I've heard great things about the Carbon County Recreation Center's SWR course. They also do a "big water" SWR course on the Green or the Colorado in the Spring. They've got a website so just google "Carbon County Recreation Center" and you can get in touch with them. Ask for Steve Christensen.

Good luck,

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That's the one I just did a copy and paste from the utahriver yahoo forum. My son and I are doing the May course.
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Mike Mather out of Vail Fire and Rescue does an awesome SRT course for raft minded people, or really any people. Entertaining instructor, puts himself in gnarly situations so you get realistic rescue scenarios, and is extremely experienced. Mather Rescue - Index His focus is more on saving your buddies than saving gear.
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I took Mike's course last year and he was fantastic. Highly recommend!! So far this year, I haven't heard when he is doing any courses. I believe he lives in the east somewhere and just comes out here to do courses, usually in the May to June time frame.
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Corbon County Rec

Hey Steve,
Tried to call and the number said it was diconnected. Do you have an alternative number? Thanks,
Ian
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I just did a copy and paste of a posting that Steve made, but I did a little research and the correct number is 435-637-5092, not 657. See if that works.

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Hey Steve,
Tried to call and the number said it was diconnected. Do you have an alternative number? Thanks,
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What about in and around Boulder Denver area?
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