As the winter nights hit, we try to find time to visit a local pool. Its a good time to practice those wet exits. If you are a non-paddler, that’s the user friendly way to say falling in. It doesn’t feel natural to sit in a boat and roll over, practice is the key. Convincing your brain that you are in control and can escape takes an attempt or two.
What about the rescuers? Well they get a chance to sharpen their skills. Emptying an overturned boat and helping the swimmer get back in. This is done while sat in their own boat. These skills need to be used to keep them ready for the outside world.
For the more adventurous, we have ways to get the overturned boat upright without the paddler getting out. Assisted and self rescues, both ideal to learn/perfect in the pool.
Thanks to Darrell for the photos