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1/18/2020 to 1/20/2020
When: Saturday, January 18, 2020
Where: Holiday Inn on Town Lake/Rio Vista
Austin, Texas 
United States
Contact: Lynne Andrus

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ACA Instructor Updates & Endorsements in Central Texas Venues
January 18-19-20, 2020

See detail and updated info at

ACA Instructor Updates are required every four years and are offered to currently certified instructors with up-to-date ACA and SEIC membership dues and course reporting. We also want to attract potential instructors and other paddlesport leaders. RiverCoast values courses that are meaningful and fun and allows instructors to continue learning and improving to enhance their knowledge and skills for themselves and their students’ enjoyment. Austin’s nearby Rainey Street District also offers a after hours food and social interactions.

This multi-disciplinary event meets at Holiday Inn - Town Lake for classroom, pool, and lake work ( with travel to other venues (e.g., Rio Vista for Level 3 River on day 2 and/or 3 ( The event includes combined classroom sessions with specific updates and endorsements (limited by demand and space available). Course offerings and staff are subject to changes. See attachment for updates and Instructor Trainer and assisting staff biographies (pending).

On-the-water (with some classroom) sessions include required (for current instructors seeking to update - based on level) and optional sessions. Other sessions are available for instructor enrichment and for non-instructors who are considering becoming instructors or trip leaders. National level ITEs including Kent Ford and local ITs will be leading sessions. A detailed itinerary will be available at this site soon.

Course Registration: Click event calendar at to RSVP (confirmed by paying through PayPal).
 Level 1 & 2: Saturday/Sunday (January 18 & 19, 2020) - $ 200.
 Level 3: Saturday/Sunday/Monday (January 18, 19, 20) - $ 300. Third day required for Level 3. Level 3 is available for River Canoe or Kayak only. See * note for Coastal Kayak.

Based on interest and availability, the event is also offering rolling endorsements for current level 2 and 3 instructors in the hotel’s heated outdoor pool. Limited availability also for those who wish to observe (and perhaps participate):
 Rolling Endorsement: River Canoe $75
 Rolling Endorsement: River Kayak $75
 Rolling Endorsement: Coastal Kayak $75

* Conditions do not support Level 3 Coastal Kayak update at this venue. Check back as RiverCoast will schedule a separate one-day addition available to instructors completing the Level 2 update at San Luis Pass in Spring, 2020

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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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