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
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: $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.
|Quiz||Relevant knowledge quiz(es) completed by participant and results viewed.|
Registrations close May 13, 2021.