11th February 2017, 14:30 - 17:00
Capsize Drill and swim test at St. Paul's School pool (SW13 9JT)
This is primarily aimed at new members but is open to all. Please note that completion of this drill, apart from a very valuable experience in terms of personal safety, is also a condition of membership. All new members should make every effort to attend this one-off session which will be run by a qualified coach. Once you have completed the drill you won't be obliged to ever do it again but are welcome to do so on a voluntary basis of course.
You will be instructed in how to safely extract yourself from a capsized boat and then use the boat as a buoyancy aid. You'll then be expected to demonstrate that procedure and well as swim 50m in your rowing kit.
All you need is yourselves, your usual rowing kit a change of dry clothes and a towel.