British Canoeing – Foundation Safety & Rescue

A fun, relaxed way to learn important safety and rescue techniques in a sheltered environment.

On a Foundation Safety and Rescue Training course we will show you quick, simple and effective strategies to deal with the common problems we encounter on flat water.  You will work out how to rescue people from the water in a wide variety of situations. We will make it easy to empty large boats and little boats alike with simple safe solutions.

We guarantee that even the most experienced paddler will take away something new from this course.
Use our range of high quality boats to practice the most up to date rescue techniques. This is definitely the most fun you can have around, on and in the water.

Topics covered on the course include

Safety and rescue protocols

Equipment checks

Simple bank based rescues

Use of throwlines

Towing boats and swimmers

Techniques used to empty a variety of boats including white water kayaks, canoes and sea kayaks

Assisting swimmers back into their boat

Dealing with unconscious kayakers

This course is a pre-requisite for the new British Canoeing Paddlesport Instructor award. It also works extremely well as a standalone rescue course for all who paddle on sheltered or open water.

If you have any questions or require more information on our Course costs and available dates, please contact us info@mountain-water.co.uk