Moving Water Safety and Rescue Clinic
This clinic focuses on commonly used moving water river rescue skills and on the fundamental skills, knowledge and manoeuvres of rescuing paddlers and equipment in moving water situations from a paddler’s perspective. It does not replace the need for Swiftwater Rescue Training (SRT) or similar training.
This course is for all levels of canoeists as well as both tandem and solo canoeists. Instructors must teach within their Paddle Canada Moving Water certifications (i.e. International River Classification I, II or III, as well as tandem or solo).
Most safety and rescue techniques incorporate the use of a paddling partner and it is essential for all Moving Water paddlers to travel on the water with others who have been as trained in the same techniques of assisted rescues as the rescuers.
Moving Water Tandem or Solo, any level, or permission of instructor based on proof of prior learning of equivalent skills and knowledge. It is up to the paddler to prove to the instructor by means of evidence, demonstration or assessment that these skills have been learned. Instructors cannot assume that experience has led to learning.
Typical Course Length
1 day or more.