Shrewsbury Canoe Club

Dee WW Run & Safety Practice - PEER PADDLE

  • 12 Nov 2022
  • 09:30
  • Mile End Mill


Alex Ziegler, supported by Grant McKelvie and Shaun Baker and other leaders, is organising a PEER PADDLE on the Dee on 12 November. The focus of this trip will be practicing and getting experience of rescue techniques that many of our members have gained through recent rescue training.

Suitable for those comfortable on grade 2/3 water, the trip will paddle up the canal for a run down from Horseshoe Weir, with most of the trip spent at or below Serpents Tail practicing swimmer/equipment rescue, rope work, defensive swimming, etc. 

As a peer paddle, this is not a coached session or a training course as such, but Shaun Baker, recently retired swift water rescue guru , will be on hand to guide on best practice. It serves to be an excellent day on the water. It will be a great opportunity to work with peer paddlers on practicing techniques.

This will be a peer paddle with each paddler responsible for their own decision making on the water. As such numbers are not limited. If you are not sure if this is an event for you please get in touch -

Kit required will be boat with airbags (ESSENTIAL!), paddle, helmet, deck, BA. Personal worn kit should be suitable for swimming in the Dee in November - thick wet suit or dry suit recommended. Warm changes of clothes and lunch / snacks / hot drinks also required.

If you require Club kit please book it out and pay via the website and let Grant know so you can arrange container access.

Note that MEM require their £7.50 per person to park and use their facilities; please drop into TNR on site to register and pay. 

Any questions please give Alex or Grant a shout.

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