White Water Safety and Rescue

July 27, 2019 @ 8:30 am – July 28, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Low Force
Barnard Castle, County Durham DL12 0XF


White Water Safety and Rescue

2 days of great coaching to improve your awareness of all the safety and rescue principles

Also available by arrangement.

Come and join us for the most fun you can have on the river. We will make sure you enjoy yourself by deliberately throwing yourself into the river!

This is a pre-requisite for 4 Star, but is open to all paddlers with some white water experience. Look after your friends, fellow club members and paddling buddies with the training you get from this course.

What can you expect from this course?

More confidence around white water!

Safe Swimming and Self Rescue strategies. To make sure you can make those critical swims into the eddy and across the flow.

Skilled use of Reaching and Throwing Rescues.

Boat based rescue in Canoe, OC1 or Kayak.

Wading, in-water techniques and dealing with foot-entrapment.

Strategies for removing trapped/pinned boats.

Live bait rescues and the use of the PFD Harness.

You will leave with a clear idea of where you need to further develop to meet your personal aspirations and the tools to be safer on the river.