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Women’s PRO-I Swiftwater Missoula, MT May 11-12, 2024



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Join us for an opportunity to enhance your skills in a supportive and women-centric learning environment. 

Welcome to our inaugural Women’s PRO-I Swiftwater Rescue Course! Tailored exclusively for women and led by an experienced team of female swiftwater instructors, including Libby Tobey, Kelly Mahoney and Rose Triolo. This swiftwater course is designed as the PRO entry-level course for those requiring certification for any type of employment. It is also open to recreational river users wishing to train on the pro track, for non-commercial river runners looking to brush up on and/or gain new river safety skills. Join us for an opportunity to enhance your skills in a supportive and women-centric learning environment. 


WHEN: May 11 – 12, 2024

WHERE: Missoula, MT

FIELD SITE: Blackfoot River

COURSE FORMAT: 2-day PRO-I course with a mandatory 2-hour online training component before the start date. Each day includes 8 hours of in-field training, totaling 18 hours.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:This course is specially designed for women seeking swiftwater rescue certification and can be tailored to women’s paddling or river groups. It is ideal for professionals like commercial river guides, SAR members, technical rescue team members, or any woman interested in pursuing a career in swiftwater rescue.

ONLINE COMPONENT: Yes – required.


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 is 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. The PRO-I course meets the needs of professional river guides as well as USFS, NPS, Search and Rescue teams, Field Biologists and BLM employees. Additionally, this course is open to recreational river users wishing to train on the PRO track and have access to the PRO-II course not accessible through 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 course. Self rescue and hazard avoidance and recognition are key components in this swiftwater course.

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May 11 @ 8:00 am - May 12 @ 5:00 pm


Women’s Only – Missoula Women's Only Missoula, MT 59802 United States


Swiftwater Safety Institute
Phone: 307-200-9075
Email: info@swiftwatersafetyinstitute.com
Website: www.swiftwatersafetyinstitute.com
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Women's PRO-I Missoula, MT May 11 - 12, 2024
$ 350.00
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