Hawk Ventures was certified in 2014 as a Starfish Aquatics Institute (SAI) Training Center. This has activated us to offer the SAI Wilderness StarGuard® certification course. Our first course will be held August 29-30 at Lake James in North Carolina, USA, in conjunction with the Carolina Wilderness EMS Externship public program and Landmark Learning. Enrollment in this course is now capped, but please return to this page in the future or email us at info@hawkventures.com for future programming. Our next planned course will be during the 2017 Externship season in Aug-Sep of 2017.

Seth Collings Hawkins, the owner of Hawk Ventures, has extensive experience in drowning medicine and water rescue. A competitive Masters swimmer, he is a certified Swiftwater Rescue Technician and Wilderness StarGuard® lifeguard and instructor. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Lifeguards Without Borders and is the medical director of Starfish Aquatics Institute. He is the co-author of the current “Submersion Injuries & Drowning” chapter in Auerbach’s Wilderness Medicine textbook (7th edition, 2016) as well as the Wilderness Medical Society Practice Guidelines on Submersion Injuries & Drowning.