Originally Posted by idahofloater
It could be. but yeh, if it all goes bad the TL needs to be good on shore too! Don't ya think? Thats where a good TL is worth his/her weight in gold.
Oh ok, that's important too. I thought we were talking about running order of boats.
good points Keith. Could you elaborate a bit more about what you think are outdated safety principles?
While (through my training at the time over 20 years ago) used to talk about the downstream floating position. I don't any more. I think it encourages passivity and "floating". This is an evolution of some things that were discussed on here several years ago that took me a year or two to embrace. Now I talk about the hitting rocks with your feet instead of your face position and things like that. I have geared my safety talk to being much more proactive and stressing several times self-rescue and getting the hell out of the water ASAP, rather than waiting to be picked up, bagged etc.