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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.



Waterproof Placards



  • About the ACA (PDFppt)
  • ACA Powerpoint Template (ppt)

National System of Standards for Recreational Boat Operation:


  • USCG Auxiliary - PaddleCraft Program (AUXPAD)
more Event Calendar

7/21/2019 » 8/2/2019
Sugar Island Encampment

8/7/2019 » 8/10/2019
2019 ACA Sprint & Paracanoe National Championships

10/4/2019 » 10/6/2019
Instructor Trainer Conference

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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503 Sophia St. Suite 100
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Phone: 540-907-4460
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