Wild Swimming

Wild Swimming

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Wild Swimming Safety

The brand new Wild Swimming Safety course is for people who swim in natural environments, eg lakes, rivers and seas, as opposed to commercial swimming pools.

Contact hours

6 hours (1 day)

Prerequisites:

  • None
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  • Course content includes

  • - About Rescue 3
  • - Moving water hydrology and hazards
  • - Personal and team equipment for wild swimming
  • - Weather and coastal considerations
  • - Pre-planning for wild swimming emergencies and rescue
  • - Dynamic risk assessments
  • - Cold water and ice considerations
  • - Medical and decontamination considerations
  • - Wild swimming group management
  • - Moving water swimming and self-rescue
  • - Shallow water wading techniques
  • - Conditional rescues – talk, reach, throw
  • - Use of swim floats
  • - Wild swimming emergency procedures
  • - Casualty management