Lessons & Training

Swiftwater Rescue Training

Gain the skills and confidence needed in swiftwater rescue situations. Our experienced instructors teach the Rescue 3 International framework, and courses meet National Fire Protection Association (NPFA) technical rescue training standards. Taught here at NOC’s famous Nantahala River campus, courses are ideal for paddling enthusiasts, professional first responders and professional river guides. Gain skills ranging from in-water rescues, low-visibility rescues, rope rescue techniques and flood disaster management.

Outdoor School Courses

NOC Swiftwater Rescue for Whitewater Paddlers

Duration: 2 Days

Price Per Person: $260

Dates: April - October

Location: Bryson City, NC

Learn advanced skills in whitewater safety and swift water rescue including rope skills, extraction and accident prevention. Learn More

Whitewater Rescue Technician

Duration: 2 Days

Location: Bryson City, NC

River Rescue Certification teaches and practices the most-important rescue skills private boaters, non-professionals and river guides need to know. Learn More

Whitewater Rescue Technician Pro

Duration: 3 Days

Location: Bryson City, NC

This 3-day internationally-recognized rescue certification course was written by professional boaters, for professional boaters. Learn More