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Monday, April 17, 2017   (1 Comment - view/add)
Can the US and Canada teach Canoeing Together? »
IS TANDEM CANOEING DIFFERENT IN DIFFERENT COUNTRIES? Friday, April 21, 2017 Charleston Outdoor Festival...
Friday, March 31, 2017
Europe Whitewater and Rescue Symposium »
The mission of the ACA's inaugural Whitewater & Rescue Symposium is to provide training and certification opportunitie...
Friday, March 24, 2017
SWR Conference - schedule posted »
The 3rd ACA Swiftwater Rescue Conference's first look at the schedule is now posted online. Registration opens in Jun...
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Paddlecraft Modules for BSA »
NEW PADDLE CRAFT SAFETY MODULES Safety Afloat expects those supervising Scout boating activities to have knowledge...
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Save the Date - Swiftwater Rescue Conference 2017 »
Save the date for the 3rd ACA Swiftwater Rescue Conference. October 13-15, 2017
Monday, February 27, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
SWR Conference - Call for Presenters »
The 3rd ACA Swiftwater Rescue Conference is requesting submissions for presentations. Submission deadline is April 3,...
Sunday, February 12, 2017
On Water Standards - survey »
National On-Water Standards (NOWS) Program Launches National Survey Portsmouth, RI (February 9, 2017)  ...
Friday, February 10, 2017
Surfski Curriculum & Courses »
In 2017, the ACA is launching a new Surfski curriculum. We are excited about working with this community of paddlers....
Friday, January 20, 2017
Rock Gardens & Sea Caves Course »
Ever wanted to stick your bow into a sea cave, or play around in coastal rock gardens? If so, the ACA has a course fo...
Friday, January 6, 2017
Save the Date - 2017 NPC »
Save the Date and join fellow paddlers in western North Carolina for the 2017 National Paddlesports Conference....
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
New SEIC Structure: At-Large & International Members »
The Safety Education & Instruction Council (SEIC) has updated the way volunteers are chosen to serve on it's Disciplin...
Monday, December 12, 2016
Kayak Fishing Videos »
Did you Know? In partnership with Heliconia Press, the ACA has produced 12 videos for Kayak Fishing.   Lear...
Friday, December 2, 2016
Excellence in Instruction - Ben Lawry »
The prestigious Excellence in Instruction Award is presented to an ACA member for his or her outstanding contribution to p...
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Excellence in Instruction Award - Lyle Phetteplace »
2016 - Lyle Phetteplace Lyle is a currently certified ACA Level 4: Swiftwater Rescue Instructor Trainer and Level 4:...
Monday, October 31, 2016
Attention Instructors - SEIC Bylaw Revision meeting »
The SEIC Meeting is open to all ACA Instructors, or other individuals from the paddling community, who are interested in m...
Friday, October 28, 2016
SEIC Meeting »
Join fellow ACA Instructors and volunteers from across the country in Sausalito, CA...and make a positive difference for p...
Sunday, October 23, 2016
Discipline Committee Meetings »
Join fellow ACA Instructors in Sausalito, CA for the SEIC's Discipline Committee Meetings on November 9th.  Open...
Monday, October 17, 2016
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Kayak Camping on Angel Island? »
Kayak camping on Angel Island is just one of the many unique experiences you can have at the 2016 ACA National Paddlesport...
Monday, September 19, 2016
Tips on Inflatable Lifejackets »
Tips about Inflatable Lifejackets ( PDF )   Learn more about PFDs...
Monday, September 12, 2016
California - Adaptive Paddling Workshop »
In conjunction with Adaptive Expeditions, the ACA is hosting a 2-day Adaptive Paddling Workshop (APW) in Sausalito, CA imm...
Thursday, September 8, 2016
L1/L2 Instructor Symposium - this weekend »
The ACA and the City of Rock Hill Active Learning & Living (A.L.L) Outdoors program are excited to offer the first sym...
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Level 5: Advanced Whitewater Kayaking - instructor certification »
Are you already an ACA Level 4: Whitewater Kayaking Instructor? Are you looking to upgrade to Level 5: Advanced? &nbs...
Friday, August 5, 2016
National Paddlesports Conference - speakers »
See who is presenting at this years National Paddlesports Conference. In addition, there will be updates for both Ins...
Thursday, August 4, 2016
2017 SWR Conference »
2017 Date Selection: Help the ACA's Safety & Rescue Committee choose the 2017 dates. Please complete this D...
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Coastal Kayak Instructor Certifications »
Reminder to all Coastal Kayak Instructor Trainers and Instructor Trainer Educators: Prerequisites A reminder...
Tuesday, May 31, 2016   (1 Comment - view/add)
New Moving water / Whitewater DVD available »
Through a grant from the U.S. Coast Guard, the ACA partnered with the Boy Scouts of America to develop a multi-chapter DVD...
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Paddlesports Safety Facilitator »
In February of 2016, the Safety Education & Instruction Council (SEIC) and the ACA Board of Directors voted to approve...
Monday, March 7, 2016
Teach L2 Kayak Assessments »
The ACA has partnered with the USCG Auxiliary in a unique program called AUXPAD. There will be opportunities across t...
Friday, February 26, 2016
Boating Standards Panel - comments needed »
The Consensus Ballot and Public Review period for NASBLA 101-20XX: Basic Boating Knowledge - Human-Propelled Boats ends in...
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Instruction Council Meeting »
The Safety, Education & Instruction Council ( SEIC ) will hold it's first meeting of 2016 on February 4th and 5th...
Monday, January 4, 2016
Instructor Trainer Process - Online Self Study »
The new Self Study for Instructor Trainer Candidates is now available online. You will need to login to your ACA profile i...
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
SEIC Policy Manual - revised »
As per the recently approved motions from the Safety Education & Instruction Council (SEIC) at their meeting in Charle...
Sunday, October 11, 2015
SWR Conference - Recap »
ACA Hosts 2nd Swiftwater Rescue Conference  October 9-11, 2015 Dillsboro, North Carolina The AC...
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Instructor Trainer Conference - Registration is now live! »
The conference schedule and educational sessions have been updated significantly, and there is still more to come! Fo...

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