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Paddlesport Safety / Educational Videos

  • Animated Videos
  • Paddle Smart WebTV Series
  • Kayak Fishing
  • Stand Up Paddleboarding
  • Cold Water
  • River Rescue
  • Recreational Kayaking
  • Coastal Kayaking
  • Gear & Equipment
  • Lifejackets
  • View paddlesports videos


Online Course:

  • Online Paddlesports Course (Boat Ed)



  • Accident Data
  • Participation Statistics and Surveys
  • Lifejacket Wear Studies
  • Additional Literature
  • Read reports here



  • Paddler's Safety Checklist
  • Float Plans
  • Trip Leading
  • Youth Paddling
  • Kayak Fishing & Safety Tips
  • View and download the Infographic Safety Series here.







  • Knowledge and On-Water Standards
  • USCG Auxiliary - PaddleCraft Program (AUXPAD)
  • Critical Judgment: Understanding & Preventing Canoe & Kayak Fatalities
  • Critical Judgement II: Understanding & Preventing Canoe & Kayak Fatalities 1996-2002
  • Purposeful Paddlers - the Story of the Waterway Stewards (Vimeo)
more Event Calendar

12/5/2017 » 12/22/2017
Elite Athlete Directors to ACA Board - Voting

Featured Members
Mike CavanaughNY State Director promoting the Hangtag Program

ACA Mission

Founded in 1880, The American Canoe Association (ACA) is a national nonprofit organization serving the broader paddling public by providing education related to all aspects of paddling; stewardship support to help protect paddling environments; and sanctioning of programs and events to promote paddlesport competition, exploration and recreation.

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Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Phone: 540-907-4460
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