Whitewater Rescue Technician – Recreational

The Whitewater Rescue Technician - Recreational course is designed for recreational paddlers with existing river experience, to provide you with the necessary skills to perform rescues in whitewater river situations. Whitewater professionals (eg raft guides, safety kayakers) should take the Whitewater Rescue Technician - Professional (WRT-PRO) course.


Contact hours

12 hours (2 days)



  • Confident swimmer, with experience of water-based activities (rafting, canoeing, canyoning, sea level traversing etc)
  • Minimum age: 18


Course standard

Rescue 3 Europe WRT-REC 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 WRT-REC learning outcomes and key teaching points for instructors (PDF)



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Student manual PDF download:

WRT manual - German (de)

 WRT manual - English (en) 

WRT manual - Spanish (es)

 WRT manual - French (fr) 

WRT manual - Italian (it)


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