Stadium White Water Award

Description

10 CPD Points

Stadium White Water Award – Available from 4th January 2021

Your Stadium White Water Award will give you the skills needed for a safe and fun day out white water paddling. This paddling will take place at a White Water Stadium.

You will learn how to use the environmental factors to identify where and when to paddle. This includes the difficulty of the course, what different water releases mean, the weather, other paddlers and the features. You will learn to choose the best equipment to keep you warm and safe on the water. As well as any water etiquette that there may be for the water on which you wish to paddle.

White water is a dynamic and ever-changing environment. You will learn the skills required to ensure that you stay in control of your boat at all times and can drive your boat proactively around white water course. This includes crossing flow; you will look at how your speed angle and edge can help improve the outcome. As well as how you can look at “future water” to ensure you cross successfully. You will look at how you can link different strokes to help you maintain the direction of your boat. As well as those that you will need to change direction and steer.

You will look at how to run a course. This includes identifying features that you may need to avoid and others that can help you manoeuvre and steer your boat. You will also look at the rescue and self-rescue skills required to deal with mishaps whilst on the white water. This could be rolling in more slack water or the techniques required to help you swim to the side and exit the course.

Each day spent on white water will further expand our skills and knowledge, creating a more enjoyable experience on the water. With no two experiences ever the same, we never stop learning. Continually evaluating the choices we make creates a natural evolution of decision-making and paddling ability.

Ready to begin?

Use our course finder to find a course or Provider to begin your journey today!

Want to know more?

The award description will be available from December 2020

If you are new to paddling you may wish to look at the Paddle Start, Paddle Discover and Paddle Explore Awards.

If you feel you have enough white water experience, then you may wish to move on to the Progressive Stadium White Water Award

Content

During this award you will develop the skills, judgement and decision-making skills to have successful journeys on white water. You will gain the confidence to plan journeys and proficient skills to allow you to be in control of your kayak throughout.

This will include:

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Course Assessment

The Stadium White Water Award has no formal assessment. Each day spent on the white water will further expand your skills and knowledge. With no two days ever the same, you will never stop learning. At the end of each session, you and your Coach will decide where to go next and what you will work on. This will be directed by your own aims and goals. The award will be certificated when you are ready.

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10 CPD Points
Course Description

Stadium White Water Award – Available from 4th January 2021

Your Stadium White Water Award will give you the skills needed for a safe and fun day out white water paddling. This paddling will take place at a White Water Stadium.

You will learn how to use the environmental factors to identify where and when to paddle. This includes the difficulty of the course, what different water releases mean, the weather, other paddlers and the features. You will learn to choose the best equipment to keep you warm and safe on the water. As well as any water etiquette that there may be for the water on which you wish to paddle.

White water is a dynamic and ever-changing environment. You will learn the skills required to ensure that you stay in control of your boat at all times and can drive your boat proactively around white water course. This includes crossing flow; you will look at how your speed angle and edge can help improve the outcome. As well as how you can look at “future water” to ensure you cross successfully. You will look at how you can link different strokes to help you maintain the direction of your boat. As well as those that you will need to change direction and steer.

You will look at how to run a course. This includes identifying features that you may need to avoid and others that can help you manoeuvre and steer your boat. You will also look at the rescue and self-rescue skills required to deal with mishaps whilst on the white water. This could be rolling in more slack water or the techniques required to help you swim to the side and exit the course.

Each day spent on white water will further expand our skills and knowledge, creating a more enjoyable experience on the water. With no two experiences ever the same, we never stop learning. Continually evaluating the choices we make creates a natural evolution of decision-making and paddling ability.

Ready to begin?

Use our course finder to find a course or Provider to begin your journey today!

Want to know more?

The award description will be available from December 2020

If you are new to paddling you may wish to look at the Paddle Start, Paddle Discover and Paddle Explore Awards.

If you feel you have enough white water experience, then you may wish to move on to the Progressive Stadium White Water Award

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