Water Safety Symposium
  • Plas y Brenin
  • 2 Days

Water Safety Symposium

  • Paddle
  • Paddlesport
  • All Skill Levels
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Overview

Aimed at paddle sport club officers, guides, rescue services and paddlers looking to operate with a higher level of safety in challenging environments. For some the workshops could be an introduction to the topics for others it could be opportunity to mix with peers, challenge ideas and experience new ways of thinking and working.

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Can I book privately?

Yes. If you would like to book a private course then give us a call to discuss your needs.

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The Objectives

For the club paddler there’s the opportunity to look into the ‘behind the scenes’ details that are involved in running a club. This is of importance to any club member that gets involved with the organising of trips, holding of documentation or simply has a role beyond ‘club member’. For anyone wanting to work professionally in the challenging environments there will be the opportunity to share ideas, learn from other disciplines and delve into and discuss current rescue techniques and practices. For the recreational paddler, this is the chance to update, refresh or confirm rescue and safety ideas and practices in the environment and with likeminded peers.

Itinerary

* Please note: Itinerary is subject to weather and availability.

Over the weekend, we will cover;


White Water personal skills; reading water and identifying hazards

Your relationship with the law

Your Club (British Canoeing update, CW club matters)

Sea Kayak equipment essentials

Leadership theories and customer experiences; the balance of safe and enjoyable

Steep ground work (accessing and hauling for example)

Mechanical advantage removing a stuck boat

Sea kayak rescues

Canoe rescues

SUP rescue skills RNLI/safety at sea

The managing of equipment (legal issues)

Over-seas trip planning

Updates of BA safety features (Chest Harness release)

Intro to VHF?

Incident management; how to deal with the worst…..

Experience Required

 For the practical workshops involving water you should be a competent grade II paddler and be confident swimming in moving water.

Why Choose Plas y Brenin?

Our instructors are some of the UK’s most experienced. We train other instructors and help to write the national syllabuses for NGB qualifications in mountaineering, paddlesports, cycling and climbing. Our goal is to teach you skills to last a lifetime, and at Plas y Brenin you know you are getting training from the best.

If your course is based at Plas y Brenin, the price includes accommodation for the night before, and the duration of your time here. If you’re staying with us, we also provide delicious meals to keep you going as you learn, meaning you can concentrate on enjoying yourself. We may also be able to arrange a transfer from Llandudno Junction train station, subject to availability. We would need a minimum of one week’s notice prior to your course start date – please contact reception to learn more.

When it comes to equipment, at Plas y Brenin we have a wide range of top-quality kit for you to use, all included in your course fee. This means if you’re just starting out, there’s no need to rush out and buy a load of expensive gear, and if you’re already pretty well kitted-out, it’s a great chance to try something new.

WE WANT TO HELP YOU FOCUS ON GETTING THE MOST FROM THE EVENT. SO IF YOU'RE STAYING WITH US, COMFORTABLE ACCOMMODATION (WITH WIFI INCLUDED) AND HOME-COOKED MEALS ARE PART OF THE DEAL, YOU DON'T NEED TO THINK ABOUT SORTING THIS OUT FOR YOURSELF. SUPPORT IS ON HAND FROM OUR FRIENDLY, AND EXCEPTIONALLY WELL QUALIFIED STAFF WHO WILL BE DELIVERING THE WORKSHOPS. YOU'LL ALSO BE ABLE TO USE ANY BOATS, KIT AND RESOURCES YOU WANT.

What do I need to bring?
Equipment List
How should I prepare?
Preparation guide
Course Schedule

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Sorry, we don’t have any spaces available right now.

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This course will help you become

A SAFER OPERATOR WITH THE SKILLS TO DEAL WITH EMERGENCY SITUATIONS WHEN OUT PADDLING OR WORKING IN A WATER ENVIRONMENT

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