Aqua 7 was established to promote educating
professionals to perform water rescues and self
rescues from water.
7 was born from H20 Rescue by waterman,
curriculum developer and instructor Tony Hargett
in 1997 with his sole desire to promote the use
of personal watercraft to perform water rescue
Employed as a surf lifeguard from 1976 -1978.
Tony has been operating personal watercraft
since 1987. In 1996 Tony was approached by the
California State Fire Training Group to allow
his curriculum to be challenged and scrutinized
by his peers of water rescue experts. The
curriculum met the challenge an earned its
existence and the respect of other water rescue
experts, to this day. Tony’s SOG has been used
by many agencies throughout the country as a
basis of their SOG’s.
7 has taken agencies from not knowing what they
need to know, to agencies that patrol the oceans
harbors, marinas and beaches. Aqua 7 has taught
classes in Guam, England, Malaysia, and of
course Northern California including Mavericks
and many rivers with in California. The primary
mission is to meet the need of the agency and
develop your program to fit your wants and
realization is, that you don’t know what you
don’t know. So we attempt to educate you on what
you can do to solve your problems with water
rescue in the aquatic environment.
Aqua 7 has participated in large physical events
on the water to include the, “Escape from
Alcatraz” triathlon race held each year in the
San Francisco Bay. Many rescues have been
performed bringing weaker swimmers from the
salty, dynamic water of the bay to safety in
order that they can continue the race. In
addition Aqua 7 provides water rescue protection
during “Eppies Great Race” triathlon where
kayakers push themselves on the American River
and end up miss calculating the currents and
rapids of the swift river. Performance in this
race takes gentle maneuvering due to operating
in close proximity to the kayakers. A trait
taught during the three day minimum course.
Aqua 7 Rescue is based deep in aquatic swimming,
rescue and becoming comfortable in all aspects
of the aquatic environment. Tony’s experience
and classes are designed to guide an agency from
the desire to develop a water rescue program to
the actualization and realization of performing
water rescues within the agency’s jurisdiction.
This training provides a higher level of service
to the public we are sworn to serve.