How fit do I need to be?
Participants should be in reasonable physical condition, but by no means is it required that you be any sort of athlete. During a course you will be expected to paddle distances of a few hundred metres at a time and swim short distances. During practice of the rescue techniques you will be expected to clamber from the water and into a kayak, a procedure that involves a certain amount of strength and flexibility. Though most do not find this difficult, it can be a challenge for some. For those with limited strength and mobility, there are variations of the techniques that we can use that will help. Paddling is a great way to get fit, and to stay fit!