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Whitewater Trip Leader Training Clinic

Trip leader training day..

Learn to be an effective trip leader.  This clinic will begin with a couple hours of classroom training, where we will go over the WKC website and the tools needed and used for leading a trip, the vetting process via email and/or phone, choosing a river, getting helpers, etc.  From there we will transition to a river, where we will focus on safety as our number one priority, as well as on-water leadership, choosing routes, safety talks, etc.

Taking this class and learning what makes a good trip leader is rewarding, it will boost your confidence on the water and fine tune your river skills.  While leading trips you learn to focus on your surroundings and the folks you're leading instead of just the front of your bow.   

Incentives for Leading Trips:
Free WKC t-shirts given away at whitewater trip planning party in January!  1/2 off of the WKC sponsored Swiftwater Rescue Course held on April 13 & 14th, after you complete your WKC whitewater trips.  The club has also sponsored discounted CPR/Basic First Aid courses, for those that lead a WKC trip in 2019. 

Trip Leader Recommendations:
- Feel comfortable on a river level 1/2 a class above what you're leading (e.g. If leading a II, feel comfortable on a II+)
- Breakdown paddle
- Throw rope
- River knife
- River runner type boat with fully inflated float bags
- Rescue veset and how to use it is highly recommended
- Swiftwater rescue course is highly recommended

If you have any questions prior to signing up please don't hesitate to contact me.

Saturday, April 6, 2019, 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM

Shanna Gachen
WW Clinic
Registration is required
No Fee

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