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The learning continues...The 2017 ACA Swiftwater Rescue Conference will focus on a series of on-water safety and rescue educational sessions taught by the best of the best in swiftwater rescue instruction. In addition, there will be a range of social functions, including food and music on Saturday night.  For those simply looking for an Instructor Update, you can accomplish that too, but there will be so much more available in the realm of on-water rescue!

  • Conference Schedule: tentative as of 9-23-2017 (PDF)

Conference Tracks:

  • Fundamentals of Swiftwater Rescue
    • aimed at individuals who have either never taken a swiftwater rescue skills course, or have limited experience and want a thorough review of fundamental skills and common scenarios
  • Advanced Swiftwater Rescue
    • aimed at paddlers who have taken two or more swiftwater rescue courses, are confident in the skills covered in those courses, and desire to work on increasingly difficult skills and scenarios
  • ACA Instructor Update 
    • Instructor Updates will be available for the following currently certified ACA Safety & Rescue Instructors
      • Level 3: River Safety & Rescue Instructor
      • Level 4: Swiftwater Rescue Instructor
      • Level 5: Advanced Swiftwater Rescue Instructor


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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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