NZKIWHITE WATER SKILLS AWARD CRITERIA

NZKI  One Star White Water Personal Skills Award And Grade Two River Racing Certificate

A personal skill and knowledge based assessment
Based on a Grade Two River.
Duration 2 hours on water and a 1/2 hour written exam

The successful candidate will be suitable to race and paddle on Grade Two Rivers Assessor to four Candidates
Cost $195

Proficiency in the following will be assessed:
Forward Power Stroke
Reverse Power Stroke
Forward Sweep Stroke
Reverse Sweep Stroke
Emergency Stop
Eddie Turns both sides
Forward Ferry Glides
Reverse Ferry Glides
Low Brace (spray skirt should get wet)
Draw Stroke
Stern Rudder
Entry and Exit to a bank
Capsize and swim 50 meters with kayak and paddle to a safe eddy and then empty andre enter the kayak. (without undue delay)
Combat swim a 75 meter grade Two Rapid achieving designated eddies
Stern Deck Rescue a kayaker and then paddle a Grade Two Rapid 
landing the rescued paddler in a safe eddy.
Potential Hazards
The Reason for warm up and stretching
River reading skills that enable the candidate to lead down Grade Two Rapids
X or T Rescues
Stern Deck Rescue
Throw bag use (3 out of 5 ten meter throws over instructors out stretched arms)
Swimming skills in a Grade Two River Rapid
The recognition and treatment of Hypothermia
River Grading System
Loading Roof Racks
Kayaking Gear to be shown to the Assessor

A spray skirt, kayaking helmet, buoyancy vest (securely fitted, free of defects and of 6.2kg minimum buoyancy), paddle, repair/duct tape (at least 10m), first aid kit which must contain a roll of 5cm width crepe bandage, a roll of 2cm strapping tape, 10 band aid strips, a triangular bandage and small scissors, survival bag, windproof long sleeved paddle jacket (to be either worn or in a dry bag), spare correctly sized clothing in a dry bag including polypropylene full length top and bottom, polypropylene balaclava or fleece hat, and food. This clothing is in addition to what is being worn by the kayaker. An additional long sleeved fleece top, minimum 100 weight.

Extra recommended equipment.

Communications Equipment- light source e.g. torch, snaplite-water- Shelter-

Fire lighting material- Split Paddle- Throw Rope-Karabiner’s-Knife-Compass-Whistle

NZKI 
Two Star White Water Assistant Instructor

A Personal skills and Instruction knowledge based assessment
Based on a Grade Two River over Five Kilometers long.
Duration 2 hours on water and a 1/2 hour written exam


The successful candidate will be suitable to Guide on Grade One rivers and assist on Grade Two Instruction Courses and Tours
Cost $195

Proficiency in the following will be assessed:
Surfing skills
Reverse Ferry Glides
RTR---Reverse Towing Rescues
Vector Pulls
Stabilization Lines
Snag Lines
Towing a Kayak and Equipment
Eskimo Rescues on Eddie Lines
Eskimo Rolls in Rapids
Towing and backing trailer
Loading Trailers
Pre Trip Briefing
On water Management and Group Control

 

 

NZKI 
Three Star White Water Instructor

A Personal skills and Instruction knowledge based assessment
Based on a Grade Two River over Five Kilometers long.
Duration one hour pool session, three hours on the river and a 1/2 hour written exam

The successful candidate will be suitable to lead a course on Grade Two Rapids
Ratio: One Assessor to four Candidates
Cost $195

Proficiency in the following will be assessed:
Reverse eddy in and out paddling
White Water Risk Management and Group Leadership

Teaching Skills 
Confidence Routine 
Eskimo Rescue
Eskimo Roll 
Forward Power Stroke
Reverse Power Stroke
Forward Sweep Stroke
Reverse Sweep Stroke
Eddie Turns
Ferry Glides
Emergency Stop
Low Brace
Entry and Exit to a bank
X Rescue
Stern Deck Rescue
Strainer Rescues
Towing systems
Surfing skills
Ferry Glides
RTR---Reverse Towing Rescues
Vector Pulls
Stabilization Lines
Snag Lines
Towing a Kayak and Equipment
Eskimo Rescues on Eddie Lines
Eskimo Rolls in Rapids
Loading Roof Racks
Towing and backing trailer
Loading Trailers
Pre Trip Briefing
On water Management and Group Control

 

NZKI 
Four Star White Water Instructor

A Personal skills and Instruction knowledge based assessment
Based on a Grade Three River up to Five Kilometers long.
Duration four hours on the river and a 1/2 hour written exam

The successful candidate will be suitable to Coach on Grade Three Rapids
Ratio: One Assessor to four Candidates
Cost $195

Proficiency in the following will be assessed:
White Water Risk Management
Forward Power Stroke
Reverse Power Stroke
Forward Sweep Stroke
Reverse Sweep Stroke
Eddie Turns
Ferry Glides
Emergency Stop
Low Brace
Backwards river running
Entry and Exit to a bank
X Rescue
Stern Deck Rescue
Eskimo Rescue
Eskimo Roll 
Strainer Rescues
Towing systems
Pre Trip Briefing
On water Management and Group Control


Teaching Skills Comment / Pass
Forward Power Stroke
Reverse Power Stroke
Forward Sweep Stroke
Reverse Sweep Stroke
Emergency Stop
Low Brace
Hanging Draw
Stern Rudder
Entry and Exit to a bank
Teaching Rescues
   X Rescue
   John Wayne
   Stern Deck Rescue
   Eskimo Rescue
   Eskimo Roll
   Towing systems

 

NZKI 
Five Star White Water Assessor

A Personal skills and Instruction knowledge based assessment
Based on a Grade Three River up to Five Kilometers long.
Duration four hours on the river and a 1 hour written exam

The successful candidate will be suitable to Assess Instructors up to and including Grade Three Rapids
Ratio: One Assessor to four Candidates
Cost $195

 

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