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Rafting, Whitewater Kayaking, Training

Wed 1 Feb 2023 6:45pm - 8:30pm

Posted by Anita T on Tue, 24 Jan 2023
Leaders: Aaditya C
Standard: Everyone welcome
Meeting: No meeting

In order to help people learn about how to minimise risks while on whitewater trips, and to cover the theory required for the next group of rafting/whitewater leaders, Michael from ROC will be running a theory night on whitewater, starting from about 6:30pm (details TBC closer to the day).

The first part of the session will cover general features and hazards, and as such is useful knowledge for anyone who is interested in improving their skills and being safer in whitewater.

Please note that this will be exclusively theory. If you want to learn about the practical usage of these skills then sign up for the whitewater leader training course later on in the month (this theory session is a prerequisite for attending the practical component).

Some of the things that we will be covering are:

  • Swiftwater hydrology basics
  • Hazard identification
  • Risk assessment and group decision-making
  • Low to high risk rescue options
  • Personal and rescue equipment
  • Whitewater swimming techniques and self-rescue
  • Shallow-water crossings

Come along, bring a friend. This evening is open to people from any of the uni clubs that do whitewater. The session will most likely be online - details TBC. 

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