IRF Whitewater guide Workshop
This workshop looks at the skills need to guide/ leaded a group in a white water environment.
The following topics will be covered:
Physical Skills - Personal paddling skills, group management, emergency and rescue techniques.
Theoretical and Practical Knowledge - Equipment (types and usage), safety and emergency procedures, river hydrology, leadership, signals, individual and group coaching.
The IRF defines self-steered whitewater craft in two categories. Crafts within each category have similarities and guiding styles. The key difference between each category is where an individual is in relation to the craft and the propulsion method.
Category A: includes all craft that can carry up to three people in a seated or kneeling position on the craft. These craft are typically propelled using paddles or hands.
Category B: includes all craft where the person(s) using them are predominantly in the water. These craft are typically propelled using legs, feet, or flippers.
PRE COURSE REQUIREMENTS
Age 16 or over
Be able to swim
Valid 2 day First Aid training
Aged 18 or over
These dates don’t work for you? We can offer bespoke courses to fit with your schedule and location. (minimum numbers may apply)