Alle Kurse des Schweizerischen Rafting-Verbands werden gemäss den Ausbildungs-Anweisungen der International Rafting Federation IRF durchgeführt. Das erfolgreich abgelegte Schlussexamen gibt Anrecht auf die  Internationale IRF Zertifikation, welche in sechzig Ländern bekannt ist, Schweiz inbegriffen.

ACHTUNG !  Wir feiern !

Wegen der demnächsten Anerkennung der Internationalen IRF Zertifikation,  grosser Rabatt für

RAFTING GUIDE 3 Kurs, 20 Tage
CHF 990.-
   anstatt CHF 1500.-

IRF-Bewertung für SOA RG1 und TL1, 1 Tag
IRF-Bewertung für SOA RG2 und TL2, 1 Tag
CHF 150.-   anstatt CHF 500.-

Unsere Ausbildungskurse mit Anrecht auf die Internationale IRF Zertifikation

Rafting Guide level 2 International IRF Certification „RG2“
Rafting Trip-Leader level 2 International IRF Certification „TL2“
Rafting Guide level 3 International IRF Certification „RG3“
Rafting Trip Leader level 3 International IRF Certification „TL3”
Rafting Guide level 4 International IRF Certification“RG4“
Rafting Trip Leader level 4 International IRF Certification „TL4”
Rafting Guide level 5 International IRF Certification “RG5”
Nur mit der Bewilligung der
GT&E Committee
Rafting Trip Leader level 5 International IRF Certification “TL5”
Nur mit der Bewilligung der
GT&E Committee
„IRF INSTRUCTOR „ provisorisch“ level 3 oder 4
Vier Tage Workshop unter der Direktion eines IRF Assessor
Provisional IRF Instructor Certification
 “INS3”or “INS4”
Safety Kayakers level 4 
or provisional Safety kayak Instructor level 4

Ein Tag mehr Workshop level 4 unter der Direktion eines IRF Assessor.
Internationale IRF Zertifikation
„Safety Kayaker level. 4“ or
 „Safety Kayak Provisorischer Instructor level 4“
Rescue 3 SRT 1 (3 Tage) Rescue 3 Swiftwater Rescue Technician 1
SRF Auffrischung  (1 Tag)  SRF Auffrischung Zertifikation

2020 wird die SWISS RAFTING FEDERATION folgende, Kurse organisieren:

1) Ausbildung RG3  18 Tage, 11.-19. April + 23. April bis- 1. Mai 2020

2) Wiederholung vor Prüfung RG3, 31.April und 1. Mai 2020

3) Prüfungen RG3, 2 Tage,  2.+3. Mai 2020

          6.-7.-8.-9. Mai 2020,

          10. Mai 2020

5)   First Aid mit CPR Neu oder Erneurung
      12.-13.-14. Mai 2019

Anmeldungen :       


The „throw bag test“ is used to test a GTE candidate’s ability to perform a swimmer rescue using a rescue throw bag. The test must be performed under a specified time limit so that the candidate experiences time pressure similar to conditions that approximate an actual rescue.

      • Selection of safe rescue platform and victim landing area
      • Ability to issue clear verbal and/or whistle commands to the swimmer
      • Smooth throw bag deployment (while maintaining solid footing and     balance)
      • Throw accuracy (within arm’s reach of swimmer)
      • Smooth rope recoil
      • Accurate secondary throw
      • Safe and effective swimmer belay and contact technique(s)

      • The test is performed using (2) two swimming “victims”. Candidates shall take turns rotating as rescuer and victim until all candidates have been tested.
      • Each rescue attempt is timed.
      • The timing begins when the 1st Swimmer is signaled by the Instructor to enter the main current.
      • Using a throw bag, the rescuer must perform an accurate throw, and then successfully retrieve the 1st swimmer from the main current.
      • After the 1st Swimmer is retrieved from the current, the rescuer must immediately prepare the rescue rope for a 2nd throw.
     • 25 seconds after the timing began, the 2nd Swimmer is signaled by the Instructor to enter the main current.
     • The rescuer must accurately throw the recoiled rope to the 2nd Swimmer and retrieve them from the main current, and then make direct “hands-on” contact.
     • At the moment of hands-on contact, the timing will stop.
     • The entire rescue sequence should be performed in 1 minute 30 seconds or less. The Instructor may allow additional  time if the features of the selected site make this necessary, however all candidates being assessed together must be tested using equal conditions.
     • If the Instructor observes that the rescuer has made an inaccurate throw to either swimmer, OR that the rescuer has employed a technique that could harm the rescuer or the victim, OR the rescuer is handling the rescue rope in an unsafe manner, the rescue attempt will immediately end.

Candidates are allowed a maximum of (3) three attempts at passing the throw bag test during the assessment.

To PASS the test, a candidate must:
      • Perform an accurate throw (within arm’s reach) to both swimmers.
      • Retrieve the 1st swimmer from the main current.
      • Retrieve the 2nd swimmer from the main current into a safe location AND make hands-on contact.
      • Maintain control of the rescue rope in a safe manner at all times.
      • Finish the test within the allotted time period.

Site selection
      • The test site must be located on a section of river or swift water channel that contains fast moving current, and must not contain hazards that could endanger swimmers.
      • The current should be capable of carrying a swimmer past the rescuer at a distance of approximately 10 meters from his/her stationed position, taking into consideration the length of the rescue rope used so as to not make the         distance of the throw unreasonable.

Equipment stowage
      • When the timing begins, the rescue rope must be inside of the throw bag (not already opened in hand).
      • When using personal throw bag systems, the bag must be stowed according to the bag type / delivery system. (i.e. waist bags must be stowed on the waist, PFD bags stowed inside of their pocket, etc. ).

“Victim” simulation
      • Swimmers should enter the main current a minimum of 20 meters upstream of the rescuer so that they have accelerated to match the current speed when they reach the rescuer.
      • Swimmers must position themselves so that they will pass approximately 10 meters off shore from the rescuer’s  station.
      • The swimmer must simulate a victim in distress – inattentive, tired, and frightened.
      • The swimmer should not acknowledge the rescuer or grasp the rescue rope in the correct manner unless verbal and/or whistle contact has been established and instructions given.
      • If the swimmer receives an inaccurate throw, the test will end and the swimmer should immediately exit the river. In no case should the victim assist the rescuer by swimming towards a rescue rope that was thrown out of reach.
      • If the swimmer receives an accurate throw and is given verbal instructions by the rescuer, he/she should grasp the rescue rope and perform as directed by the rescuer.

IRF GTE THROWBAG TEST –   Created by Eneko Yarza, Gaspar Goncz, Joe Willie Jones rev. 02/2017