RVA Paddlesports will be hosting a raft guide training for candidates interested in summer employment as a river guide. Trainees should be open to working outside in a challenging and unique environment requiring both solid physical and interpersonal skills. Raft guide training is often the first step for people who end up enjoying a life long passion of whitewater. Trainees who attend all dates will be invited to continue their training throughout the winter and spring with weekly practice trips down the river, equipment and shuttles provided by RVAPS.
Skills & Topics Covered
Aggressive & Defensive Swimming
Throw Bag Rescues
Strokes & Commands
Raft & Gear Care
Level 4 American Canoe Association Swift Water Rescue Certification received by trainees attending all 8 dates.
All training sessions are mandatory for those seeking employment.
Applicants should be in strong physical condition able to swim aggressively for 50 yards and lift 50 lbs in moving rafts and equipment.
We will be contacting potential candidates for an interview and selecting our training team by September 15th.
Cost: $150 for selected trainees – Covers SWR course, all gear use, and shuttles during and post training for potential guides.