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REC-I Green River, UT April 15 – 16, 2024



Registration for this course is through Utah State University – sign up for the waitlist here.

This recreational swiftwater course is designed primarily for those wishing to gain experience around moving water. The REC-I course is framed around participant desires for training and takes novice students through the process of risk management and decision making in a swiftwater setting. This course is tempered for recreational enthusiast with varied experience levels.

Space is limited to 16 students and will be taught by SSI lead instructor, Greg Davis. Class fills up fast, so register early!

WHO THIS IS FOR: Recreational boaters wanting to expand their knowledge on river rescue and risk management.

ONLINE COMPONENT:Yes – Optional (but highly recommended)

COURSE FORMAT: 2 day REC-I course with 2 hours of online training prior to start date. 8 hours each day of in-field training. Total class length: 18hrs.

WHEN: April 15 – 16, 2024

WHERE: Green River, UT

FIELD SITE: Green River Daily


1. Proficient swimmer

2. Physically capable

3. Desire to learn

4. Pass online training with a minimum 80%

5. All of the necessary PPE

6. Meet all Essential Eligibility Criteria

The welcome packet details the gear you will need for this course. As an SSI student, you get access to student pricing in the SSI Gear Shop! Once you register you’ll have access to the shop through your SSI account.


This course is framed around participant desires for training, and takes everyone from novice to advanced students through the process of risk management and decision making in a swiftwater setting. We will not expand on physics and technical load distribution concepts, but we do typically have time to run through some very basic mechanical advantage concepts to frame the idea. We don’t get into advanced level rigging concepts in either of the REC-I or PRO-I courses, but direct our efforts at the fundamental skills necessary to be competent and thoughtful in a variety of river rescue settings. The REC-I course is suitable for a wide range of skill-sets and a must have course for those wishing to advance skills.

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April 15 @ 8:00 am - April 16 @ 5:00 pm


Green River, UT Green River, UT 84525 United States


Utah State University
Phone: (435) 797-3264
Email: Greg.J.Davis@usu.edu
Website: https://www.usu.edu/campusrec/outdoor/wilderness-courses