Basic Water Rescuer (BWR)

The Basic Water Rescuer 2 course is designed for personnel who may be deployed to a basic (still) water environment, such as lakes, ponds and canals, where they may be required to undertake rescues.

Contact hours

12 hours (2 days)


  • Must be a confident swimmer
  • Minimum age: 18


Course standard

Rescue 3 Europe BWR2 standard (PDF)

The course standards are provided as pre- and post-course reference for people involved in the delivery of Rescue 3 courses (eg Rescue 3 training providers, instructors and students). They are not to be used for any other purpose without the express written permission of Rescue 3 Europe.

Learning outcomes and key teaching points for instructors

Rescue 3 Europe BWR2 learning outcomes and key teaching points for instructors (PDF)

Qualification valid for:

3 years


 Taught by:


Student manual PDF download:

 BWR2 manual - English (en)