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WW Class Helper Training Clinic

Although all can attend, this day is specifically designed for the 2016 whitewater class graduates.  It is also geared towards those who want to volunteer to help with the 2017 beginner whitewater course on the river, as well as in the pool.  If you do plan on helping with the 2017 class, this training day is required.  We will start out at the Tukwila pool and work on skills that are much better practiced in warm water, from there we will move to a local river. 

Each participant will get hands on practice and feedback on the following skills:
  • How to hold students
  • Progressions for new paddlers - getting them comfortable being underwater
  • Tips and tricks to helping students in the pool during instruction
  • Hand to cockpit rescues
  • T-rescues/bow rescues
  • Review helpful material for a river helper during the basic course
  • Positioning yourself during a rapid
  • Paddling with two paddles
  • Pushing a capsized boat
  • Towing boats
  • Towing swimmers (stern & bow)
  • Giving direction to a swimmer
  • Encouraging self-rescue
  • Boat over boat rescues
  • Paddle & whistle signals


If time, water levels and weather permits:

  • Aggressive swimming and catching eddy's
  • Throw bag techniques
  • Ropes (do's and don'ts)
  • ??
Sunday, January 22, 2017, 8:30 AM until 4:00 PM
Tukwila Pool & Local River
4414 South 144th Street
Tukwila, WA  98168
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Matt LeBlanc
WW Clinic
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
No Fee

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