If you have ever paddled a river in a kayak or raft, or done white water canyoning you will understand the need to develop your knowledge and skills regarding river safety. As part of the ANUMC ongoing skills training for paddlers, pack rafters and canyoners, we are offering a two day course for beginners and for more experienced people who wish to further develop their river safety knowledge and skill set. This course is designed to build confidence and capability of people who play in rivers. 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 people who have not had any structured safety training in a river environment. If you play in a river, this course is for you.
Canyoners who wish to advance to white water river canyons will find this course valuable.
The course will be conducted by Jeffe Aronson from Omeo, Victoria. He regularly conducts Swiftwater Rescue courses in Australia and the USA.
Participants in this course last year rated this course highly.
The location of this course will be on the Snowy River near the junction of the Pinch River.
This is a 2-day Swiftwater First Responder course.
You will gain the following certifications: SISOWWR201A Demonstrate Self Rescue Skills in White Water
SISOBWG404A Apply River Crossing Skills
These are Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations national certifications.
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 for this weekend.
COSTS: The course cost will be $250 per person.
1. Register your details on this trip calendar.
2. Pay the provider the course fee of $250 in the week prior to the course. I will provide registrees with the providers banking details once registered.
3. Claim your subsidy from our club treasurer, Steven Hare at firstname.lastname@example.org
The ANUMC will subsidise the cost of this course in the following way:
Student: The subsidy will amount to a maximum of 60% of the cost: ie between $100-$120
Non Student: The subsidy will amount to a maximum of 40% of the cost: ie between $150-$180
As the quantum of the subsidy is capped for this activity, the exact amount of the subsidy and consequently the amount payable by each participant will depend on the numbers and category of participants ie. student/non student.
White Water Kayaking Officer