Find us on TripAdvisor

Rescue Services

The Tees Barrage International White Water Centre offers an unrivalled swift water rescue training facility.

There are two Technical Rescue Training options here at Tees Barrage. You can hire the course facilities and undertake your own rescue training, or alternatively through ‘Rescue 3 Europe’ we can provide the relevant training courses and expertise for you.

Each of these rescue training options take place on our Jubilee and Diamond white water courses, which can be tailored to achieve all types of rescue situations. Tees Barrage International White Water Centre is one of the leading providers of White Water Rescue training in the UK and our facilities are renowned worldwide.

Water Rescue Training Courses

We can tailor Technical Rescue Training courses to individual requirements, so if your crew is small or you need to break off into smaller teams we can cater for your needs and have solutions to facilitate rescue training for you. The water is powered by 4 Archimedes screws which gives us the capacity to guarantee water 24 hours a day, all year round.

Rescue Training can be held on the Diamond Course which is 95-metres long and includes a 3.7-metre slope. The flow of the course is also fully adjustable due to the revolutionary new Rapidbloc system, which is the same as the system that is used in the Olympic White Water Course in London. This course also allows us to facilitate the use of a vehicle so car rescue scenarios can be achieved with ease. Tees Barrage offers fully risk assessed vehicle on water training courses. The use of the Short Course is restricted for safety to a maximum of 2 crews at any one time, with a maximum of 12 persons (including instructors) per crew.

We are a Rescue 3 Affiliated Centre, Rescue 3 (UK) in the North East, as such to use our White Water Training facility, Instructors must hold the Rescue 3 Swiftwater Rescue Technician Level One Instructor Qualification.

Find out more about rescue training at Tees Barrage

We tailor packages to individual requirements so for information and prices on hiring the course, use of the vehicle and other hire facilities, please contact us on 01642 678000 or email

prices to suit every budget and group size
available daily throughout the year
fill out an enquiry form arrange a free site visit