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Swim Event Safety Award

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The Swim Event Safety Award (SESA) is a course designed for paddlers who would like to be able to operate safely as part of a safety team at events for example triathlon swim safety cover from a paddlesport craft.

What to bring

  1. Clothes and shoes appropriate to the weather that you’re willing to get wet (e.g. warm clothes in colder months or shorts/t-shirt in the summer. Please no jeans, crocs, or flip-flops. Remember it may be warm outside but the water may still be cold!)
  2. Spare clothes and shoes.
  3. A hat.
  4. Any medication you may require throughout the day.
  5. A towel
  6. Lunch/food to keep your energy up.
  7. A drink to keep you hydrated, we will provide tea, coffee and water.
  8. Any personal or leadership specialist kit you may own (e.g. buoyancy aid, cag, etc).


  1. We can provide cags and trousers (wind proof and stops some water) to keep you warmer.
  2. We will provide boats, buoyancy aids and paddles.

Requirements

The course syllabus can be found here. Please familiarise yourself with this to check the course is suitable for you before booking.


Minimum 4 hour first aid award.

Itinerary

This award is designed to provide paddlers with the skills and knowledge required to be a proactive part of any event water safety team. You will cover:

  1. Theory
  2. Working within a team
  3. Weather and its effects
  4. Personal welfare, equipment and clothing
  5. What to expect when dealing with swimmers
  6. Signs of swimmers in distress
  7. How to deal with an unconscious swimmer
  8. Debriefing and emotional support
  9. Practical Skills
  10. Swimming in open water
  11. Positioning your craft
  12. Dealing with common issues
  13. Dealing with an unconscious casualty

£55 for adults

Sun, 29th Aug
10:00 - 18:00 · 12 spaces left

Cancellations

Cancellation Policy

  1. Full refund if the booking is under or equal to £200 and cancelled at least a full 72h prior to the activity start time. If a cancellation of this value is made less than 72 hours prior to activity start time, a charge of 50% of the balance will be issued.
  2. Full refund if the booking is over £200 and cancelled at least a full 5 days prior to the activity start time. If a cancellation of this value is made less than 5 days prior to activity start time, a charge of 50% of the balance will be issued.
  3. If the conditions on the day aren’t ideal but the activity still takes place, the customer will not be eligible for a refund.
  4. For cancellations within 24 hours of the booking, 100% of the booking charge will be due. If the client fails to attend the booking the client agrees to pay the full booking fee.
  5. All client cancellations must be in writing. 



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