BCU Foundation Safety and Rescue Training: Sunday, February 12, Big Lagoon, California

Date: February 12, 2012

Location: Big Lagoon, California

Description: This full day class offers participants the opportunity to learn a wide range of deep-water rescue techniques for solo and group paddlers in both canoes and kayaks. The course aims to provide particpants with the key safety and risk assessment skills required to operate in a sheltered water environment and to be able to deal with common emergencies on the water. These skills form the basis of all safety and rescue training throughout the BCU scheme. The FSRT is also a prerequisite for the UKCC Level 1 and Level 2 coaching awards. Completion of the training course will lead to a personalised action plan. The course will cover:

  • Safety theory and rescue principles
  • Bank based rescues
  • Coaching a swimmer to shore
  • Use of throwlines
  • Boat based rescues
  • Use of towlines
  • Self rescues
  • Group rescues
  • Scenarios

Prerequisites: BCU 2 Star skills, or equivalent

BCU Information: For syllabus details, visit the BCU North America website.

Contact: For more information, course fees or to register, e-mail info@greenlandorbust.org.

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