This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to apply self rescue skills in white water with Grade 2 rapids. This unit may be used in conjunction with other units, such as rafting, canoeing or kayaking, and applies to situations where crew member or members are in the water due to circumstances such as craft capsize.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Evidence of the following is essential: - identifies hazards and their implications for white water swimmers and applies knowledge of hydrology and river features to select a suitable self rescue method - applies appropriate body position and defensive and aggressive swimming techniques suitable to the conditions - adapts to problems or issues that arise during white water self rescues and makes adjustments to ensure safety of self and group - applies procedure to safely re-enter the craft following a capsize.

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