Whitewater

WHITEWATER LEADERSHIP

See the list of current leaders, here.

SAFETY

  • CurrentCPRcertification
  • Current First Aid certification
  • Training in prevention, recognition, and treatment of hypothermia and frostbite
  • Must be concerned with the safety of the group at all times

LEADERSHIP SKILLS

  • Must be able to effectively communicate with a group in an outdoor setting
  • Must be able to keep a group together and organized in an outdoor setting
  • Must be concerned with the safety and well being of the group
  • Must show ability to make correct decisions in potentially dangerous outdoor situations
  • Must be able to evaluate an individual’s skills and prevent putting individuals in situations they may not be prepared for
  • Must bring appropriate group gear to the outing
  • Must educate all those attending on what to bring (appropriate clothing, food, water, and money if needed)
  • Must be able to instruct others about the activity
  • Must make sure drivers for the trip are appropriately compensated for gas expenses

TECHNICAL SKILLS

  • Must be familiar with all the equipment used in the activity
  • Must be familiar with rescue techniques specific to whitewater
  • Must have excellent kayaking skills
  • Must be able to evaluate whitewater rapids for hazards and safe routes

WHAT LEADERS MUST BRING ON TRIPS:

  • Throw-rope
  • Tow-tethers
  • Dry bags
  • First Aid kit
  • Individual leaders may also have their own river knives and Z-drag kits

WHAT INDIVIDUALS MUST BRING ON TRIPS:

  • Kayak (including float bags)
  • Paddle
  • Spray-skirt
  • Helmet
  • PFD
  • Booties
  • Pogies or gloves
  • Wetsuit
  • Splash jacket
  • Polypro or fleece under layers

One thought on “Whitewater

  1. I am interested in learning to roll my kayak in a pool setting. Is that venue available in or near Syracuse. Thank you

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