Foundations & Fundamentals / Rescue 1

This two-day introductory course starts right at the very beginning, so no prior experience is required. We will teach you foundation and fundamental paddling technique on Grade 1 – 2 river environments where you can build your skills with confidence.

We will teach you how to use basic paddling equipment with a focus on safe technique, paddling safely in groups, river reading, and basic rescues. Throughout the course rescue 1 skills will be taught and participants have the opportunity to be assessed for their Paddle Australia Rescue 1 award.

Your instructor will help you analyse and improve your technique through various feedback methods which may include verbal and video analysis.

If you are looking to get into paddling, looking for a refresher, or want to revisit fundamental paddling technique to be safe and efficient on Grade 2 rivers then this is the course for you.

Duration – 2 days

Price $350 members / $450 non-members

Please visit our calendar for upcoming dates and to register.

Email our Education Officer at for more information.