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Swiftwater Canyoning L2

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Swiftwater Canyoning L2 overview

In this swiftwater canyoning module you will learn all the skills and techniques to keep you safe in a moderate risk canyon. This module combines elements from other modules to specifically cover swiftwater canyoning.

This module is included in the Canyoning Level 2 course.

Intermediate level


What you will learn:

Moving water? No problem.

In this module we look at the theory of swiftwater, understanding features and the basic principles of moving around in swiftwater. From ferry swimming to river crossing, equipment management to duck diving this module encompasses all the elements you will need to be efficient and safe in a swiftwater canyon environment.

This module also covers rescue techniques and principles. Learn how to manage a rescue in water, self rescue and rescue a teammate. This module is designed to give you the best practice and knowledge for exploring swiftwater canyons. This module is designed for canyoneers with limited experience in swiftwater or for those of you who want to gain more confidence and understanding in a swiftwater canyoning environment.

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Program Outline

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1. L2 Movement in Water

2. L2 Rescue

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L2 Movement in Water

Identify water movements and their risks. Acquire technical knowledge on how to swim and cross moving water. Learn different techniques for solo and team river crossing and how to manage equipment through white water. Learn the risks and techniques associated with rappelling and carrying a bag in swift water. Understand floatation theory and duck diving techniques.


L2 Rescue

Get the knowledge and theory for rope and water rescue. Learn about the different rescue principles, protocols and risks associated with canyoning rescue. Learn how to perform personal, direct and indirect rescues on the rope and in white water with confidence.

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