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Lakeland Canoe Club

White Water Rescue Skills - Swimming, Throwlines and Reaching Rescues.

Event details



Event Leader: Mark Hickman.


Maximum Number of Participants: 4.


1. Type: River 

2. WWSR - Swimming, throwlines and reaching rescues.

3. Level of ability: improver+. Simple Class 2 water skills.

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

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

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

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

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

9. Please bring appropriate food and warm drinks.

10. 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.


RSVP at least two days before the event.

This event will be repeated as part of a rolling programme of WWSR sessions. If an immediate oversubscription occurs, please state your interest below and a parallel session will be held in January 2021.



Recommended Comments

Dear Mr Green,

Hello and thank you. I am not sure whether LCC has dry suits, intuitively not. Maybe put out a request on WhatsApp.

However, whilst on this occasion I will be in a dry suit, I usually paddle in separates anyway, and run WWSR courses in them. They have never been an issue if good quality and cinched tight.

If I can be of any more assistance please do not hesitate to contact me.

Thank you.

yours sincerely,


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