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If you're going to paddle white water - then pretty soon you or your buddies are going to take a big swim. The two go hand in hand - paddling your boat is a key skill... Being able to deal effectively with a swimmer is equally important. 


As packrafters, we are keen to promote good water safety skills and practice within the vibrant and evolving UK packrafting community. We are proud to be offering this Rescue 3 Europe, fully certified course at a greatly discounted rate available for Packraft Meet-up attendees.


This Foundation Course is designed for white water users and is suitable for Packrafters. It includes the basic safety and rescue skills required to operate in a white water environment. The course is great fun, challlenging and a greaty boost to confidence , and... you will get very wet! 


Key Course Skills:

  • What is 'best practice' and why use it. 

  • Understanding rivers; hydrology and hazards

  • Choosing suitable personal equipment

  • River running considerations

  • Assessing and managing risk in the white water environment

  • Maintaining effective communications

  • Strainer considerations

  • Boat wrap/pin considerations

  • Whitewater swimming techniques

  • Conditional rescues – using throwlines

  • Working in shallower water

  • Foot/body entrapments

  • Self-rescue techniques


The course includes all certification fees and online manual.  An optional white water rescue pocket guide can be purchased for an additional £20 if required. Just add a note, when you book.


White Water Rescue Technician - Foundation (WRTF) 1 Day Course

£115.00 Regular Price
£80.00Sale Price
  • Minimum age: 18.

    Must be a confident swimmer.

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