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Swiftwater Rescue

Gain the skills and confidence needed in Swiftwater rescue situations. NOC’s commitment to high-quality education is top in the industry. Our ACA-certified instructors have years of experience and take our courses beyond the requirements to best prepare students to become instructors, guides, and skilled in swiftwater situations.  


Taught here at NOC’s famous Nantahala River campus, courses are ideal for paddling enthusiasts, professional first responders, and professional river guides.  

Geared toward the modern-day river runner, we have cherry-picked more progressive and advanced skills  deemed necessary for today’s paddler while meeting and exceeding all  ACA Level 4 Swiftwater Rescue Skills Course. NOC instructors go a step further teaching participants how to manage realistic river rescue situations that a paddler might experience using techniques performed with minimal equipment.

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