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PRO-I Swiftwater Safety Moab UT April 24 – 25, 2024



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This PRO entry-level swiftwater safety course is tailored for certification in various employments. Open to recreational river users, it’s a faster-paced training for professional guides. Prior to taking the PRO-I, intermediate to advanced knowledge of river flow mechanics, swimming, running fundamentals, and river vocabulary is essential. Our REC-I courses, suitable for diverse experience levels, are taught at a beginner-friendly pace. If lacking prior swiftwater training and not requiring certification for employment, consider REC-I. A practical examination will be given on morning one and all students must be proficient in order to advance in the course.

Limited to 16 students, the SSI lead instructor, Scott Solle, teaches this swiftwater safety course. Register early, as spaces fill quickly!

WHO THIS IS FOR: Professionals or those wishing to engage in the PRO track; Eg, Commercial river guides, SAR members, technical rescue team members, or others wanting to pursue the Professional track.


NFPA 1006 & 1670 COMPLIANT: No

COURSE FORMAT: 2 day PRO-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 24 – 25, 2024


FIELD SITE: Colorado River


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.


The PRO-I, a professional-level swiftwater rescue course, designed for those requiring certification as a term of employment in a professional capacity. This swiftwater course teaches rescue techniques with regard to limited resources in a variety of river settings. Meeting the requirements of river guides, USFS, NPS, SAR teams, Field Biologists, and BLM employees, it is also open to recreational river users wishing to train on the PRO track, providing access to PRO-II not available in the REC track.

The PRO-I course focus is on personal safety, decision making, risk management and complex problem solving with other team members having limited rescue resources and communication with outside parties. This course is designed to meet varying student skill levels, and everyone from professional guides to seasonal contractors will benefit from the rescue techniques and concepts covered in this swiftwater safety course. Self rescue and hazard avoidance and recognition are key components in this swiftwater course.

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April 24 @ 8:30 am - April 25 @ 5:00 pm


Moab, UT Moab, UT 84532 United States


Swiftwater Safety Institute
Phone: 307-200-9075
Email: info@swiftwatersafetyinstitute.com
Website: www.swiftwatersafetyinstitute.com
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PRO-I Moab April 24 - 25, 2024
$ 350.00
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