Swiftwater Rescue Technician (SRT1)

The SRT course provides rescuers with the fundamentals of survival in moving water and is recommended for anyone who may be called upon to effect in-water rescues.


A three-day course that is the minimum training recommended for those who work alongside, in, or on moving water. The classroom session provides detailed knowledge of hydrology and hazards associated with moving water. The next two days are spent in moving water, learning skills including shallow water crossings, self-rescue and effective techniques for the rescue of others.  Qualifies personnel to work in the “hot zone” in or on moving water.

This Rescue 3 International training course provides a 3-year certification and online access to the Rescue 3 International certified members page.


  • Minimum age: 18
  • Confident Swimmer


  • Water and Flood Awareness (AWR)
  • Swiftwater & Flood Rescue Awareness Online (AWRO)
  • Basic Water First Responder (BWFR)
  • Operations: Swiftwater and Flood First Responder (OPS)
  • Swiftwater & Flood Rescue Technician (SRT)

Recertified by

  • Water Specialty Course group (see Water specialty course recertification (pg 8)
  • Swiftwater & Flood Rescue Technician (SRT)
  • Swiftwater and Flood Rescue Technician Advanced (SRTA)
  • Professional Qualification Assessment: Water & Rope (PQWR)

Course Length

3 Days

Course location

Chiang Mai, Thailand


13,995 THB

***Please note that the date listed on the calendar is the starting date of the course***

***If for any reason you need to pay using a method not offered on our website or want to discuss a payment plan please contact us and we will do our best to accommodate.***

    Is this course for me?

    If you work alongside, in, or on moving water and want to learn the skills to save yourself and others from emergency situations, then this is the course for you!

    What will I learn?
    • Hydrology and river classifications
    • Size-up, site control, and scene management
    • Self-rescue
    • Swiftwater swimming
    • Fundamentals of shore, boat, and in-water rescues
    • Basics of boat handling
    • Fundamentals of rope rescue
    • Mechanical advantage systems
    • Anchor systems
    What is included?
    • Instruction
    • Equipment
    • Teaching materials
    • Lunch
    • Coffee, tea, and snacks
    • Water
    • Insurance
    • 10% off purchase at CMRCA Adventure Store
    • 500 THB off additional courses
    • One day bouldering gym pass
    What is the required equipment?
    • Lightweight water or kayak helmet
    • US Coast Guard approved Type III or V personal floatation device(PFD)/life jacket
    • Thick-soled water booties or tennis shoes
    • Gloves