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White Water Safety and Rescue Weekend

White Water Safety and Rescue Weekend

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 North Wales on the River Tryweryn 14th and 15th of July 2012 hite Water Safety & Rescue 2-day course

This two day course is designed for whitewater paddlers who want to gain or improve their Whitewater Safety and Rescue techniques.

The course coach Richie was enthusiastic and engaging in his delivery of the syllabus, the course started at an easy pace and throughout the weekend, each step was clearly explained and demonstrated, the intensity of each stage increased in easy attainable exercises that allowed all the students to progress smoothly to each new level despite our obvious differences in fitness and age. An amazing course, we have all learnt so much and each of us has come away with a valuable set of tools that will increase the safety of all our paddling trips. Thank you Richie, Bramston Canoe Club are looking forward to the next course we do with you.


Course content included: Throwline use, Aggressive & defensive swimming, Stoppers, Harness use, Entrapments, Rope work, Boat-based rescues and in-depth knowledge of kit used and required.

River Safety Day 1-day course

This one-day course is designed for paddlers who want to gain or improve their confidence in whitewater and rescue situations.

Course content included: Throwline use, Aggressive & defensive swimming, Stoppers

The course coaches were Celia & Steve and the comments below sum up just what the members ofBramston canoe Club thought about them and the course they supplied, some club members attending this course have been cautious of moving water, while some have been paddling white water for many years.


Celia – Celia is an excellent instructor. Packed in lots and kept it fresh and exciting- Fantastic value day!



Just really, really good, thoroughly enjoyed it



Well worth doing, thank you



Had a really good time, learned loads


Had a great day, look forward to doing the two day course


Steve – Brilliant, clear, concise and no nonsense, just what I needed! Thoroughly enjoyed myself, Thank you


Thanks Steve, Great Course and Great Day, very useful.


Great course instructor was fun and also taught well, learnt lots – Thanks


ROCKS HURT! But really good fun


Brilliant well taught course – Plenty of info – Chas


Very useful course, instructor very knowledgeable and interesting, Good value too!


Brilliant! Thank you, you made it fun & insightful & helped me to do stuff I never thought I’d be able to do.

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