Flatwater Schedule 2010

Schedule and Curriculum

Start Time
TopicDuration
8:00am
Everyone Arrive
 
8:20amOpening Circle
  • Name Game
  • Introductions
  • Plan for the day
    • Schedule
    • Learning Goals
    • Instructor Groups
0:25
8:45amPump up boats

0:25
9:10am
Change into River Gear
Trainees need wetsuits
0:25
9:35amInstructor model a Safety Talk
  • Fit Trainees with PFDs

Meanwhile: Non-trainees top off boats.
0:25


 Break into small groups (2-3 Trainees)
 
10:00amHow to sit in the boat
  • Practice on land
  • Practice in the water
0:15
10:15am      Trainers model Paddle Talk

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

Goals
  • 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
  • Explain, Show, Practice
  • Paddle around the pond
    • Calling Commands
      • Loud and Proud
    • Boat Control
      • Keep the boat straight
      • (Un)balance Crew
  • Advanced skills (as time allows)
    • Introduction to Momentum Control
      • Call Turn, Halt with Sweep
      • Sweep, Halt with turn
      • And other tricks
    • Intro to ferrying -- against the wind!

1:00
12:00pm
Hot Lunch
0:45
12:45pmFull Group: Demo boat flip technique
0:15
1:00pm
Return to small groups (2-3 Trainees).

Wearing helmets, Practice:
  • Swimming under the boat
  • Self Rescue
  • Rescuing others
  • Flipping Boats
Every Trainee should execute a flip at least once.
1:15
2:15pm
Clean up
  • Dry, deflate, and roll boats
  • Take down base camp
  • Load trucks
0:30
2:45pm 
Closing Circle, Announcements
0:15
3:00pm
Depart
 

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