Whitewater Rescue Level 2 Course
October 31 – November 1, 2020, Upper Mersey
Paddle Tasmania will conduct a Whitewater River Rescue Course at the Upper Mersey on the weekend of October 31 to November 1, 2020. 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.
This course will cover the following topics:
Principles of rescue
Throwbagging: dry land
Passive whitewater swimming
Aggressive whitewater swimming
Shallow river crossing (Wading)
River first aid
Towing for gear retrieval
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: $124 for Affiliated Club Members (+$25 if requiring assessment)
$205 non-club members (+$25 if requiring assessment)
Camping will be at Berlin Wall for this course.
Registrations close October 21, 2020.