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Intermediate Solo Lake Canoeing builds on the skills learned in the introduction level and enables the paddler to have confidence paddling in more dynamic conditions.
Students will expand their skills and principles necessary to paddle with a partner in open lake waters, to perform skills and manoeuvres with greater refinement, demonstrate confidence in an open water environments, and to develop a greater awareness of environmental hazards and how to avoid/react to those hazards.
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12 hours of instruction (2 days)
Carrying a canoe
Heat and cold issues
Principles of effective rescue
First aid kits
Deep water exits
Swimming canoe to shore
Emptying swamped canoe
Canoe over canoe rescue
Assisting a swimmer into a rescue canoe
Towing a canoe
Throw bag rescues
Entering and exiting a canoe
Draw and pry
Forward and reverse sweeps
Bow and crossbow jam
Reverse J and C
Sideslip along a dock
Running sideslip (onside)
Power face and non-power face
Inside and outside turns
Stroke phases: catch, power and recovery
Mith: Momentum, Initiation, Tilt and Hold
Canoe and paddle designs and materials
Knots: taut line, clove hitch, highwayman’s hitch
Day trip planning (location, navigation, communication, and float plan)
Basic repair kit
Emergency survival kit
Introduction to Solo Lake Canoeing certification or permission of the Instructor, based on proof of prior learning of equivalent skill and knowledge.
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Canoe Program Committee who is responsible for the development and maintaince of this course.