White Water Paddle-Sport Guidelines
The Tees Barrage International White Water Centre will boast some of the best facilities in the UK.
To ensure your safety & the safety of other facility users, there are certain guidelines that have to be met and adhered to ensure the safe usage of our facilities.
- To be able to paddle on the Flat Water you must have basic skills & have completed a capsize.
- For Moving Water you must be able to paddle Grade 3 water comfortably & have a Competent Moving Water Roll.
- All boats must be sound and in good repair with airbags, full plate footrest and you must wear the appropriate Safety Equipment at all times.
NO intentional swimming is allowed in the white water channels, (Unless authorized by the TBIWWC Management and undertaken by a BCU White Water Safety & Rescue Provider)
To use the TBIWWC, all paddlers must complete and sign (or be signed by a parent/guardian if under 18) a ‘Paddler Medical Consent Form’ and a ‘Health & Safety and Risk Declaration Form’. These must be submitted when signing-in at Reception, they will be kept for one calender year and new forms re-submitted on an annual basis thereafter.
To save time on the day, you can fill in the Booking Forms online and send them to us in advance of your visit. Alternatively, you could download and complete them by hand and then give them to us on your arrival at the centre.