The Introduction to White Water Safety course is designed to support paddlers to become effective group members in a moderate, white water (Grade 2) environment.
This one day course is suitable for anyone starting out on their white water paddling journey, wanting to explore the role of an effective group member and learn simple strategies and safe skills that can provide the tools to solve common paddling issues.
Introduction to White Water Overview
Open to all ages
Participants need to either hold the relevant British Canoeing Awarding Body Personal Performance Award or equivalent ability in/on their preferred craft due to the paddling environment and the boat/board control required to complete the course.
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Throughout the course, paddlers will explore simple strategies and safe skills that can provide the tools to solve common paddling issues. All modules are interactive, practical sessions, discussing and using equipment, and exploring possible solutions to common issues in a moderate, white water
(Grade 2) environment.
The Introduction to White Water Safety course is a 6-hour programme that consists of 9 modules.
- Motivations and decisions
- Clothing and equipment
- The White Water environment
- Preparing for the river trip
- Swimming techniques
- Choosing how to help a swimmer
- What to do when we swim
- Kit retrieval
- Reflections and skills checklist
Attendance certificates are issued to candidates by their Delivery Centre, following a recommendation from the course tutor.
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