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Sweetwater Kayak Symposium

2/26/2016 to 2/29/2016
When: Friday, February 26, 2016
Where: Sweetwater Kayaks
10000 Gandy Blvd. N.
St. Petersburg, Florida  33702
United States
Contact: Sweetwater Kayaks

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20th Annual
Florida Gulf Coast International Sea Kayak Symposium

Symposium 2016 — February 26 – 28th, 2016

BCU Week — February 22 – 26th, 2016

ACA Instruction — February 21 – 25th, 2016

Sweetwater Kayaks offers the finest training and assessment in the southeast US. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned paddler there will be a variety of classes to challenge your skill and take you to the next level. We have training from the finest coaches on the water at our symposium. Come out and join Sweetwater Kayaks for an exciting, educational time in the Florida sun this February.

Some of the BCU classes offered-
BCU/PNA -Foundation Safety Rescue Training (FSRT) Monday 22, 2016
BCU/PNA -Level 1 coach course. Tuesday the 23rd through Friday the 26th
BCU/PNA -Paddle board coach module Saturday 27, 2016

February 21 – 28, 2016

  • February 21 – 25 ACA L1-L3
  • February 22 – BCU Foundation Safety Rescue Training (FSRT)
  • February 23 – 26 BCU Level 1 Coach
  • February 26 – 28 Sweetwater Symposium
  • February 29-March 1 Post-Symposium Tour Specials Click here for details!


  • Meet & Greet on Thursday February 25th at our shop from 6:30 – 8:30pm. [address below]
  • The first two days of the Symposium will be at Veteran’s Memorial Park.
  • Meeting location for ACA classes will be at our retail shop , located at 10000 Gandy Blvd. N., St. Petersburg, FL 33702.
  • Meeting location is for BCU Coach L1 and FSRT classes will be at our store , located at 10000 Gandy Blvd. N., St. Petersburg, FL 33702.

Current Class Listings. (12/19/2015)

Symposium Details and Coach Listings. (12/19/2015)

Check back often as course information is constantly being updated.

Sweetwater 2016 Sea Kayak Symposium Registration Form.

Hotels and Campsites Nearby

Hollander Hotel – Downtown St. Petersburg
421 4th Ave North
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
(727) 873-7900
Located Downtown St. Petersburg

Comfort Inn
875 94th Ave North
St. Petersburg, FL 33702
(727) 563-9100

Dickens House Bed and Breakfast
335 8th Avenue Northeast
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
(727) 822-8622 or 800-381-2022

LaQuinta Inns & Suites
6638 4th Street North
St. Petersburg, FL 33702
(727) 525-1800

Fort DeSoto Park
3500 Pinellas Bayway South
Tierra Verde, FL 33715
Park Office: (727) 552-1862
Campground Office: (727) 893-9185
Automated Info Line: (727) 582-2267
waterfront camp sites

St. Petersburg / Maderia Beach KOA
5400 95th Street North
St. Petersburg, FL 33708
Office: (800) 562-7714
Automated Info Line: (727) 392-2233

Pictures from past Sweetwater Symposiums

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