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Safety Education & Instruction
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September Instructor of the Month »
  The September 2020 ACA Instructor of the Month is Dave Tobey from Van Buren, Missouri! The ACA staff recently ha...
Monday, August 17, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Instructors & CMS: First Aid / CPR Extensions »
  August 17, 2020   The ACA's Safety Education & Instruction Council (SEIC) recently approved the adminis...
Friday, August 14, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
"Rescue for Rec Boaters" by Andrea White & Scott Fisher »
The Next Big Opportunity in Paddlesport Education:  L2 Rescue Instructors Teaching “Rescue for Rec Boaters” &nbs...
Thursday, August 13, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Life Jacket Labels »
Infographic Available: New Life Jacket Label AUGUST 12, 2020  by  National Safe Boating Council (NSBC)...
Monday, August 3, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
ACA Course Management System (CMS) Update - August 2020 »
  We are excited to announce additional updates and improvements to the ACA Course Management System (CMS). Th...
Friday, July 3, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
ACA Course Management System (CMS) Update - July 2020 »
  We are excited to share an updated and expanded ACA Course Management System (CMS) User Guide for course registr...
Friday, July 3, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
ACA Instructor of the Month - July 2020 »
The July 2020 ACA Instructor of the Month is Mike Sharp from Oak Hill, WV!   Mike’s passion for the outdoor...
Friday, July 3, 2020   (1 Comment - view/add)
ACA Instructor of the Month - June 2020 »
  The June 2020 Instructor of the Month is Robert Levin, the New Mexico ACA State Director!   Robert a...
Friday, June 19, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Southernmost ACA Kayak Instructor »
  If you read our January 2020 Edition of Paddle eMagazine , you'll remember the fascinating story of Maurice Va...
Tuesday, June 16, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Special Report on Paddlesports - Video »
  Near the end 2019, we were pleased to present the 2019 Special Report on Paddlesports & Safety. The heart of...
Monday, June 1, 2020
CPR, First Aid & Wilderness Medicine Certifications For Instructors »
CPR, First Aid, & Wilderness Medicine Certifications   ACA certified instructors, trainers, and educat...
Friday, May 1, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
May Instructor of the Month »
  The May 2020 Instructor of the Month is Jeff Laxier!   “The richness I achieve comes from Nature, t...
Tuesday, April 28, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
ACA River Safety and Rescue Terminology Guide »
  ACA River Safety and Rescue Terminology Guide   Paddlers learn a lot of things their first...
Friday, April 24, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
April Instructor of the Month »
  We are proud to announced the April 2020 Instructor of the Month, Christian Fuchs! We had a moment to <virtu...
Wednesday, March 18, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Instructor Certification, Maintenance, First Aid & CPR Considerations With COVID-19 »
ACA Instructors, Members, & Friends,   The global health crisis created by COVID-19 continues to create...
Friday, March 13, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
COVID-19 & ACA Instruction & Courses: How To Reschedule »
  The ACA is closely monitoring COVID-19 developments , as they pertain to national office operations and upcomin...
Monday, March 9, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Intro to Paddling Curriculum - New Tools for Instuctors »
  All ACA Level 1 sample skills course outlines (canoe, kayak, and SUP) have been amended to include sample course...
Saturday, March 7, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Paddlesports Safety Facilitator Program FAQs »
  With the recent termination of the American Red Cross Small Craft Safety course, there are large numbers of su...
Friday, March 6, 2020   (2 Comments - view/add)
Course Management System (CMS) Update »
    Big news for ACA Instructors & Trainers!   The Course Management System (CMS) has...
Thursday, March 5, 2020   (1 Comment - view/add)
Journey to ACA Level 5 Whitewater Canoe Certification »
  ACA's Level 5 Certifications - the hardest level to earn, rare to find, and the journey to achieve Level 5 oft...
Tuesday, March 3, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Value of the Paddle Golden Gate Symposium (And Events Like It) »
  Written by ACA Instructor Trainer Educator, Josh Hall   I recently had the opportunity to attend t...
Tuesday, March 3, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
ACA Instructor of the Month - March 2020 »
  The ACA's Instructor of the Month Award is a program which seeks to bring attention to ACA certified instructo...
Sunday, February 23, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
SEIC Meeting & Resulting Policy and Curriculum Udpates »
  What happens at an ACA Safety Education & Instruction Council (SEIC) Meeting?! In the spring of each year, t...
Thursday, February 20, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
ACA Instructor of the Month - February 2020 »
  The ACA's Instructor of the Month Award is a program which seeks to bring attention to ACA certified instructo...
Wednesday, January 1, 2020   (1 Comment - view/add)
SEIC Welcomes New Committee Members »
  The ACA Safety Education & Instruction Council (SEIC) is proud to announce and formally welcome the newest e...

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The 40th Great Rappahannock Whitewater Canoe Race

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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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