There appears to be three variations of swiftwater rescue courses available: SRT, WRT, and ACA. I've done an ACA course, but am curious as to the differences with these other courses. Anybody have experience?
This description doesn't make it sound like it is exactly "geared specifically towards whitewater boaters," and I've taken both Rescue 3 courses myself early in my paddling career and in both the classes that I was in there were non-paddlers who IMO led the to a less paddler specialized course than I was hoping for.The Whitewater Rescue Technician (WRT) course is for people who either work or for recreational purposes find themselves on or around the river. DWR, Fish and Game personnel, Environmental Consultants, Fisheries Biologists and other professionals that work around streams and rivers will find this course applicable to their needs.