This course is designed for agencies that require water rescue competency within their jurisdiction. Instruction will start in the classroom and provide water safety, and water rescuer techniques for both the boat operator and the rescue swimmer. The second portion of this course will take place at the pool, where we will conduct a “Water Competency Qualification”. This course has three main goals: teach the rescuer to save themselves if they end up in the water during the course of their work, enable the rescuer to assist a victim in the water without becoming a victim themselves, and to effectively and safely respond to complex water incidents involving still water, swift water, flood water, and ice. This course is instructed under the guidelines of NFPA 1670 and NFPA 1006 as well as through proven practice by IA-TF1. A passing certificate from this course is valid for two years from completion date; participants will be able to then attend any future water training instructed by IA-TF1, whether at CITA or other training venue. The Water Competency Course is comprised of different skills ranging from distance swimming, treading water, underwater skills, and combative victim recovery. Participants must be in good physical condition with basic swimming abilities, and a comfort in and around water.