Foundation Safety and Rescue

The British Canoeing Foundation Safety and Rescue Training is aimed at providing paddlers with a range of rescue skills so that they can handle any scenarios which may occur whilst on the water. You will learn how to operate safely and deal with common emergencies in a sheltered water environment. 

The course is suitable for all paddlers, whether you go out paddling alone, with friends or family, as part of a club or group, as a coach or volunteer. Suitable for paddlers of any craft or discipline choice, this course is available as a bank-based or boat-based programme. 

If taking part as a bank-based participant you should be prepared to fully participate in the course and this may include being rescued from the water. 

Coaching is provided by our expert team and we provide all the equipment needed for the session; canoes/kayaks, paddles, buoyancy aids, wetsuits, cags and helmets. Alternatively you can bring your own equipment if you wish. 

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