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Post lockdown: First Water Rescue and Safety Course

Walton on Thames, Elmbridge, Surrey August 21-23 2020

8 SUP coaches from Ditton’s Paddle Boarding took part in the first Coach Rescue course since the UK lockdown in March.

The course was hosted at a superb private location right on the banks of the river Thames arranged by Brett Scillitoe, Admiral of Dittons, with Surfing England and SLSGB trainer/assessor Andy Joyce.

Subjects covered included practical skills, safety, communication, risk analysis and assessment, SUP rescue, and First Aid.

The days started with theory and dry land practical sessions, followed in the afternoon by a lot of enjoyable water-based practical sessions in the surprisingly mild temperatures of the summertime Thames.

“It was great to be able to get back to doing what I love, helping people become safer coaches in and on the water and enable them to perform quality rescues in emergency situations. The students finally got the long-waited opportunity to complete the internationally recognised course and showed this in the way they applied themselves during the courses.” Andy Joyce

” Andy was a great instructor and all the students commented on how well he guided them through all parts of the course, with care and consideration. Nothing was ever a bother to go through again. They were all very keen to get going and practice their new skills.” Brett Scillitoe

Surf Steps provide this and other safety courses that are suitable for all watersports users, not just lifesavers and coaches.

If you are interested in any information regarding these, feel free to contact Trainer: Andy (andy@surfsteps.co.uk) or Ditton’s Paddle Boarding https://dpbclub.co/contact-us/

NEW: 2020 Course dates and prices

Discounts available for multi-course and group bookings!

I can arrange other courses and dates on request, ideal for centres, schools and large groups. Contact us for more details.

March         

20-22           Surf Coach rescue  £295, Bournemouth

22                LG Proficiency exam (with half-day refresher training.) £80 (£120) Bournemouth

23-24           level one SURF  £350, Bournemouth

July

2-3             level one SURF  £350, Bournemouth

4-6            Surf Coach rescue  £295, Bournemouth

5                LG Proficiency exam (with half-day refresher training.) £80 (£120) Bournemouth

6-7            Flat water SUP £295, Bournemouth

October

15-16        level one SURF  £350, Bournemouth

17-19        Surf Coach rescue  £295, Bournemouth

18               LG Proficiency exam (with half-day refresher training.) £80 (£120) Bournemouth

19-20          Flat water SUP £295, Bournemouth

To book, go to http://surfsteps.co.uk/bookings.php go to the booking calendar. Select the dates and the tab “get qualified” .

Please contact us for further queries or info.

Goa: The location lowdown!

The Surfing Federation of India is running International Surfing Association Water Safety, Surf and SUP instructor courses this November.

Course host and resident ISA course presenter Cedric Reynard made the video below capturing the atmosphere and experience of a retreat they hosted at Waterwalk, Goa, earlier this year. Check it out to get the location lowdown!

Cedric and International presenter Andy Joyce from Surf Steps are delivering the courses. The Schedule is as follows:

  • November 11th – 12th ISA Flat Water SUP Course
  • November 13th – 14th – ISA/ILS Aquatic Rescue Course (Mandatory course to qualify as an ISA coach if you don’t hold another ILS recognised rescue/1st aid award)
  • November 15th – 16th – ISA Level 1 Surf Instructor Course
  • November 17th – 18th – ISA Level 2 Surf Instructor Course

Further course info can be found at https://andyjoyce.info/coaching-and-lifeguarding-courses/

For booking, prices and further info: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1b-NyR_C7ce_Ds2XRtVSqri7A1DZOM1z2uO5wxWCVQuY/viewform?edit_requested=true

Any other queries? Contact surf@surfingfederationofindia.org +91 99808 45767 or ced@waterwalk.ch +41 796369473