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Water Trek Training

Water Trek Training is resuming, subject to pandemic conditions.
Please check with course leaders for details.

Description

This 15-hour course prepares unit leaders to operate on flat and moving water. Leaders completing Sessions I, II, and IV 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 IV", are held at the Fiesta Island Youth Aquatic Center on Mission Bay except as noted below.

Water Trek Session IV weeknight session covers:

  • Introduction to Canoeing
  • Canoeing Safety
  • Planning a Water Trek
  • Rules and Procedures for use on the river.
Water Trek Session IV 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 IV.

Particulars

Fee: $15.00
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
    858.692.1870
    scott(at)shbarch(dot)com
    Locations:
  • San Diego Youth Aquatic Center on Mission Bay (see map), EXCEPT:
  • June Wednesday night sessions are at Northminster Presbyterian Church, 4324 Clairemont Mesa Blvd (map)
  • Schedule

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

    SESSION I
    Weeknight
    SESSION II
    Saturday
    SESSION IV
    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)
    SD Youth Aquatic Center (YAC) on
    Fiesta Island (map), except as noted.*
    2022
    DATES:
    15 Feb 2022
    Tuesday
    19 Feb 2022 2 Mar 2022 (Wednesday)
    5-6 Mar 2022
    12-13 Mar 2022
    4 May 2022
    Wednesday
    7 May 2022 1 Jun 2022 (Wednesday) *
    4-5 Jun 2022
    11-12 Jun 2022
    14 Sep 2022
    Wednesday
    17 Sep 2022 2 Nov 2022 (Wednesday)
    5-6 Nov 2022
    12-13 Nov 2022
    * The June Wednesday night session meets at Northminster Presbyterian Church, not the YAC.


     Last updated: 2 May 2022
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