Chattahoochee Guide Training

So you want to be a river guide?

Training will begin on March 12, 2016 and runs from 8:30am-6:00pm and will be held the same time every Saturday and Sunday until May 24th. We strongly encourage you to make it to as many training sessions as possible. The time frame for becoming a Raft Guide depends on the individual; it typically takes 1-2 months to certify as a raft guide (the more you train, the faster you will become a guide.) on the first day of training there will be a swim test. Everyone who wishes to become a raft guide must be a strong swimmer. Whitewater Express does not offer any swimming lessons so if you are a non swimmer please do not show up for training. Whitewater Express is a drug-free workplace.

What you will need for training-

  • $25.00 – Each prospect will be charged this one-time fee, which covers gear rental, transportation and a training manual. (You will need to make this payment prior to the beginning of training.)
  • A valid drivers license.
  • A signed Liability Release Waiver – These will be provided at the check-in table during the first day of training.
  • Warm clothing – You will be getting into the river the first day and the water temperature is typically in the lower 50’s, so dress appropriately (synthetic clothing, wool socks, etc.DO NOT WEAR COTTON!) If you have your own wetsuit/drysuit please bring it. We only have a limited supply of wetsuits and they will be available on a first come first serve basis. I will say this again DO NOT WEAR COTTON OR DENIM!

Where to go-
1000 Bay Ave, Columbus, GA 31901

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