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Course Whitewater Rescue Level 2 - Kayak
Course Dates 31/10/2020 - 01/11/2020
Closing Date 21/10/2020
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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 - 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

  • 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!
- Throwbag
- 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: $75 for Affiliated Club Members (+$25 if requiring assessment)
    $150 non-club members (+$25 if requiring assessment) 


Camping for this weekend will be at Berlin Wall, make sure you bring your gear.

Registrations close October 21, 2020.

National Training Provider Paddle Tasmania
Email Paddle.Tas@paddle.org.au
Phone 0497656710
Address TAS 7000
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Course Cost $ 205.00
non-members (for more information and to register as a member click here)
members $124

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Please ensure you have been in contact with Paddle Tasmania prior to registering for this course to ensure you have the appropriate skills and information to take part.
There will be a $20.00 fee to register your qualification with Paddle Australia for 3 years. You will only be invoiced for your PA registration once all requirements for the qualification have been completed and submitted to Paddle Australia.