SATURDAY 17 September
SUNDAY 18th September
Commission from the BCU Lifeguards
The British Canoe Union Lifeguards provide kayak support for open water swimming events such as triathlons. Hundreds of swimmers take part in these events and the kayak support teams must ensure their safety.
The BCU Lifeguards ran a training weekend for paddlers who need to be able to quickly spot a swimmer that is in trouble and rescue that person. They also need be able to recognise when someone is struggling - long before a serious condition develops - such as a swimmer that is too cold, showing signs of disorientation, cramp etc. and know how to help them.
I was commissioned to photograph the weekend's activities for the BCU Lifeguards to use in promotional material, instructional printed guides and create a visual record of the weekend. This included classroom, field work and on the water.
More pictures can be seen here http://www.h2ophotography.com/bcu-kayak-lifeguard-training
The River Within - Thames source to sea
Follow my photographic exploration of the Thames from source to sea from a kayak