Whitewater River Rescue 2; May 22 – 23, 2021

Whitewater Rescue Level 2 Course

May 22-23, 2021, Upper Mersey

Paddle Tasmania will conduct a Whitewater River Rescue Course at the Upper Mersey on the weekend of May 22 and 23, 2021. The course will commence at 9.00 am at the Slalom Course.

This course is suitable for people with some experience in paddling whitewater – Grade 2 and above.

Assessment for the Paddle Australia Whitewater Rescue 2 Award is possible during the weekend for an additional cost of $25, you will be invoiced separately by Paddle Australia for this once you successfully complete the course

This course will cover the following topics:

  • Principles of rescue

  • Throwbagging: dry land

  • Passive whitewater swimming

  • On-water Throwbagging

  • Aggressive whitewater swimming

  • Shallow river crossing (Wading)

  • Entrapment

  • Risk management

  • Knots

  • Mechanical advantage

  • River first aid

  • Evacuations

  • Towing for gear retrieval

  • Simulated Rescues

Participants should bring:

Kayak/canoe and all paddling gear – including several changes of paddling clothing, 
 wet/dry suit is recommended – it will be cold!
Rescue gear that you normally take on paddling trips (don’t worry if you don’t have any)
First Aid kit – waterproofed
Food for the weekend
Paper and pen

  • COST: $196 for Affiliated Club Members
    $245 non-club members

Camping will be at Berlin Wall for this course.

To complete this course participants will need to complete:

Minimum log book requirement In the previous three years:

Ten Grade 2 Whitewater activities of a minimum of two hours duration in varying river heights and locations.

Assessment Tasks:

Quiz Relevant knowledge quiz(es) completed by participant and results viewed.

Registrations close May 13, 2021.

Click here to register online.

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