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Lakeland Canoe Club

White Water Safety and White Water Rescue

Brian Clough
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 Apologies for short notice but I want to get these sessions started

Don't worry if you can't make it - I am sure there will repeats of this session and more to come on other related topics


WWSR - Swimming, throwlines and reaching rescues.

1. Level of ability: All welcome

2. Venue: Devil’s Bridge, Kirkby Lonsdale.

3. Time: meet at 0930. Session 1000-1400.

4. Lift share: No lift share - static venue.

5. Participants will be swimming. Please wear adequate clothing and dry suits or dry separates. Spray decks not required. 

6. Please wear appropriate footwear - we will be working along the banks - Helmets and BAs must be worn at all times.

7. Please bring appropriate food and warm drinks.

8. There will be a theory session - you might want to consider an extra waterproof to trap heat.

Skills to include (in brief):

Swimming: hydrology, self rescue, clean kit, defensive and offensive swimming, eddy roll, fending off, catching lines.

Throwlines: clean line principle, bag analysis, packing and stowing, rinsing, drying and UV, throwing styles, bracing and belaying, belay buddies, position of maximum usefulness.

Reaching rescues: paddles, tapes, hand lines.

Please bring your own paddles, throwlines and tapes/slings.

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