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Water Trek Training

Description

This 15-hour course prepares unit leaders to operate on flat and moving water. Leaders completing Sessions I, II, and III-B receive a patch and numbered card.

A trained adult with a current registration card must accompany units on all water outings for the unit to earn High Adventure Awards.

All Water Trek specific classes, known collectively as "Session III-B", are held at the Fiesta Island Youth Aquatic Center on Mission Bay (see map).

Water Trek Session III-B weeknight session covers:

  • Introduction to Canoeing
  • Canoeing Safety
  • Planning a Water Trek
  • Rules and Procedures for use on the river.
Water Trek Session III-B weekend sessions cover:
  • Equipment-PFDs
  • parts of the paddle and canoe
  • Canoe Handling:
    - basic canoeing strokes
    - solo and tandem practice
  • Canoe rescue

RE-TRAINING: Leaders must renew their Water Trek card every four years by repeating the first two meetings of Session III-B.

Particulars

Fee: $6.00
Prerequisites:
  • HALTT Sessions I, II
  • A CPR card
  • Any level of Red Cross (or equivalent) First Aid card
  • Current Safe Swim Defense training (take online at MyScouting)
  • Current Safety Afloat training (take online at MyScouting)
  • Contact: Scott Bernet, Water Trek Chairman
    (619)237-9433
    scott(at)shbarch(dot)com
    Location: Youth Aquatic Center on Mission Bay (see map)

    Schedule

    NOTE: Sessions I and II are attended by both Water Trek and HALTT students; classes are held at Northminster Presbyterian Church. Session III-B is specific to Water Trek Training, with classes held at the Mission Bay location.

    SESSION I
    Weeknight
    SESSION II
    Saturday
    SESSION III-B
    Weeknight, Saturday-Sunday
    TIME: 6:30pm to 9:30pm 8:00am to 5:00pm 6:30pm to 9:30pm Weeknight
    7:00am to 1:00pm Saturday and Sunday
    LOCATION: Northminster Presbyterian Church
    4324 Clairemont Mesa Blvd (map)
    San Diego Youth Aquatic Center
    Fiesta Island (map)
    2016
    DATES:
    16 Feb 2016
    Tuesday
    20 Feb 2016 2 Mar 2016 (Wednesday)
    5-6 Mar 2016
    12-13 Mar 2016
    11 May 2016
    Wednesday
    14 May 2016 1 Jun 2016 (Wednesday)
    4-5 Jun 2016
    11-12 Jun 2016
    14 Sep 2016
    Wednesday
    17 Sep 2016 2 Nov 2016 (Wednesday)
    5-6 Nov 2016
    12-13 Nov 2016
    2017
    DATES:
    21 Feb 2017
    Tuesday
    25 Feb 2017 1 Mar 2017 (Wednesday)
    4-5 Mar 2017
    11-12 Mar 2017
    10 May 2017
    Wednesday
    13 May 2017 7 Jun 2017 (Wednesday)
    10-11 Jun 2017
    17-18 Jun 2017
    13 Sep 2017
    Wednesday
    16 Sep 2017 1 Nov 2017 (Wednesday)
    4-5 Nov 2017
    11-12 Nov 2017


     Last updated: 24 June 2016
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