IRS

Inland Rescue Swimmer (IRS)

The Inland Rescue Swimmer is focused on the inland open water environment to include areas such as lakes or ponds of various sizes. Here the swimmer improves their swimming technique and is introduced to swimmer adjuncts. Safety of the swimmer is a high priority during this module while training for victims in the open water environment, including interventions and medical management. The student will practice both shore and boat based open water search techniques, as well as recovery of submerged victims.

Contact Hours

16 hours

Prerequisites

  • Minimum age: 18
  • Must be a strong swimmer.

Qualification valid for

3 years

Recertifies

Inland Rescue Swimmer (IRS)

Recerted by

Inland Rescue Swimmer (IRS)
Inland Rescue Swimmer Advanced (IRSA)
Inland Rescue Swimmer Coastal (IRSC)

Taught by

Inland Rescue Swimmer Instructor (IRSI)