L2 Kayak Skills Training

We aim to enable the following:

Kayak safely and competently on flat water and Grade I rivers as a member of a group being led and assist in basic rescues.


Performance requirements:

  • An understanding of the Basic Safety Rules of canoeing
  • An ability to Enter and Exit a kayak correctly
  • Forward Paddle, Reverse Paddle, and Stop
  • An ability to turn while stationary using Forward Sweep Stroke, Reverse Sweep Stroke and a combination of Forward and Reverse Sweep Strokes
  • Simple Draw Stroke
  • Low Brace
  • Turning on the Move
  • Edging while the kayak is moving
  • Capsize Drill
  • An ability to assist in an Assisted X Rescue and/or an H Rescue