Flat Water Schedule 2016

Schedule and Curriculum

Start Time
TopicDuration
8:00am 
Everyone Arrive
 
8:10amOpening Circle
  • Name Game
  • Introductions
  • Plan for the day
    • Schedule
    • Learning Goals
    • Instructor Groups
0:20
8:30amPump up boats

0:30
9:00am
Change into River Gear
Trainees need wetsuits
0:30
9:30amInstructor model a Safety Talk
  • Fit Trainees with PFDs

Meanwhile: Non-trainees top off boats. 
0:30


 Break into small groups (2-3 Trainees)
 
10:00amOn Land: How to sit in the boat.
  • As a paddler
  • As a guide
Emphasize leaning out of the boat. 
0:15
10:15am      Trainers model Paddle Talk

Prep paddlers/trainees as if you were about to run Meatgrinder

Goals
  • How to sit in the boat as a paddler
  • Learn Paddle Talk
  • Learn paddle commands
    • What they are
    • How they are use
  • Learn basic paddle strokes
0:15
10:30am
Trainees practice Paddle Talk
0:30
11:00am
Guide Strokes and Commands

Goals
  • How to sit in the boat as a guide
  • Effective Sweep Strokes (emphasize)
  • Guide Commands
    • Names of commands
    • Purpose of commands
    • Guide Voice
  • Rotary/Turning Momentum Control
1:00
12:00pm
Hot Lunch
0:45
12:45pmExplain boat flip technique on land
  • Lean & pull over
  • How to use flip line, bow line, paddle
  • Climb onto boat from front or back
  • Pulling others onto the raft
0:15
1:00pmDemo boat flip technique in water
0:15
1:15pmSwimming Drill. Swim to a destination and back again. 
0:15
1:30pm 
Return to small groups (2-3 Trainees).

Wearing helmetsPractice:
  • Self Rescue
  • Rescuing others
  • Flipping Boats
Every Trainee should execute a flip at least twice.
1:15
2:45pm
Clean up
  • Dry, deflate, and roll boats
  • Take down base camp
  • Load trucks
0:30
3:15pm 
Closing Circle, Announcements
0:15
3:30pm
Depart


Venue Notes: Shadow Cliffs
  • There was limited running water in March 2010. 
    • Bring water. 
    • Bring water key!
  • Swimming drill: Swim to buoy, then to dock (parallel to shore), and then back again. 
  • Bring dishwash kit. Teaches dishwash technique, and then I don't have to wash the dishes when I get home!
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