If you have ever paddled a river in a kayak or raft, you will understand the need to develop your knowledge and skills regarding river safety. As part of the ANUMC ongoing skills training for paddlers, we are offering a two day course for beginners and for many experienced paddlers who wish to maintain their paddling knowledge and skill set. This course is designed to build confidence and capability of paddlers. Your participation in this course will make your next and subsequent trips down the river a much more enjoyable and safer experience. This course provides ESSENTIAL TRAINING for beginner paddlers who have not had any structured training in a river environment. You are likely to be denied participation in future paddling trips by trip leaders if you pass up this great opportunity to develop a wide range of essential paddling skills.
The course will be conducted by Jeffe Aronson from Omeo, Victoria. He regularly conducts Swiftwater Rescue courses in Australia and the USA. The location of this course will either be at Uriarra Crossing or Pine Island.
This is a 2-day Swiftwater First Responder course. Students gain the following Aussie certification:
201A, Self Rescue Skills and
404A River Crossings
The course will include topics such as:
International Rescue Philosophy
Swiftwater Hydrology & Dynamics
Hazard Identification & Safety Orientation
Low to High Risk Rescue Options
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Throwbag Rescues (Introduction)
Shallow Water Crossings
For the course to go ahead, we will need a minimum of 8-10 participants. So please sign up early to assist in planning this weekend.
COSTS: The costs of the course will be $300 per person. The ANUMC will subsidise the cost of this course in the following way:
Student Participant: The subsidy will amount to a maximum of 60% of the cost
Non Student: The subsidy will amount to a maximum of 50% of the cost
The final amount payable by individuals will vary slightly depending on numbers and category of participants.