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A pool roll is not a combat roll.

Hi All,

Thought I would bring this thread back up to the top of the list.

When I said you can learn to roll in a pool in a few hours I never meant that this was the end of the learning. It will take long hours of practice in various conditions to perfect the roll and make it a "combat roll".

But this is also true of the paddle float rescue! You can learn it in a short time in a pool but it is not yet a "combat rescue" either. It will take long hours in various conditions to perfect it.

My point is that if you are going to learn rescues they are ALL going to take a long time to perfect even though the initial learning is quick, so why not learn the best one early instead of later?

On the issue of roll effectiveness: I think Woody's example shows that a good roll can make a capsize a "non-issue", while a paddle float rescue can cause the very problems we are trying to avoid.