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Throwback Thursday
Here's a little something from our archives. The ACA song from 1927: Click image to enlarge If you're in the mood for a mini history lesson,  click here  to learn about how the ACA made its beginnings as the nation's oldest paddlesports organization.  Feeli...
Here's a little something from our archives. The ACA song from 1927: Click image to enlarge If you're in the mood for a mini history lesson, click here to learn about how the ACA made its beginnings as the nation's o...
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In Case You Missed It: Paddle Ready App Updates!
We are thrilled to announce two new updates to the ACA's  Paddle Ready  app. Introducing Tide Forecasting and a revamped Float Plan feature! If you haven't downloaded the Paddle Ready app yet, what are you waiting for? You can get it for free on the  App St...
We are thrilled to announce two new updates to the ACA's Paddle Ready app. Introducing Tide Forecasting and a revamped Float Plan feature! If you haven't downloaded the Paddle Ready app yet, what are you waiting for? ...
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Happy Stewardship Saturday!
For this week’s Stewardship Saturday, we will take a look at Plastic Tides, a group comprised of dedicated adventure conservationists with a common goal: shedding light on plastic pollution.  Relying solely on stand-up paddleboards, Plastic Tides' expeditio...
For this week’s Stewardship Saturday, we will take a look at Plastic Tides, a group comprised of dedicated adventure conservationists with a common goal: shedding light on plastic pollution.  Relying solely on stand-up pa...
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The Importance of Choosing the Right Paddling Crew
Written by Kelsey Bracewell, our very own ACA Safety Education & Instruction Coordinator. Kelsey is an ACA Level 4: Whitewater Kayaking instructor who has spent many years paddling and teaching on the rivers of the southeast. 'Ladies on the Lower Gauley' ev...
Written by Kelsey Bracewell, our very own ACA Safety Education & Instruction Coordinator. Kelsey is an ACA Level 4: Whitewater Kayaking instructor who has spent many years paddling and teaching on the rivers of the southeast...
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Whitewater Self Defense Starts With Education
Written by Justin Padgett, M.S., Paramedic, WEMT. Padgett is the Executive Director of Western North Carolina based,  Landmark Learning , a nationally accredited school for the education and development of persons who work and recreate outdoors. Justin is a...
Written by Justin Padgett, M.S., Paramedic, WEMT. Padgett is the Executive Director of Western North Carolina based, Landmark Learning, a nationally accredited school for the education and development of persons who work and ...
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ACA Instructor Trainer Conference - Registration Opens Soon
As part of our leadership role in the paddlesports community, the ACA has initiated this Instructor Trainer Conference to provide a resource for currently certified Instructor Trainers, and those aspiring to become ACA Instructor Trainers and Instructor Tra...
As part of our leadership role in the paddlesports community, the ACA has initiated this Instructor Trainer Conference to provide a resource for currently certified Instructor Trainers, and those aspiring to become ACA Instru...
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We Want to Hear From You
Have something to share? Whether it was the paddling trip of a lifetime, a stewardship event you helped out with, or just something valuable you learned while out on the water, we want to hear about it! Send your stories to Catharine at clloyd@americancanoe...
Have something to share? Whether it was the paddling trip of a lifetime, a stewardship event you helped out with, or just something valuable you learned while out on the water, we want to hear about it! Send your stories to ...
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Making the Case for Kayak Fishing
By Crystal and Tony Keill, the husband and wife duo behind Coastie Culture in Houston, Texas. Tony is an ACA certified kayak instructor and avid saltwater angler while Crystal grew up kayaking with her family and is currently a teacher and coach of a high s...
By Crystal and Tony Keill, the husband and wife duo behind Coastie Culture in Houston, Texas. Tony is an ACA certified kayak instructor and avid saltwater angler while Crystal grew up kayaking with her family and is currently...
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2015 ACA Awards
Do you know a paddler, or an entire organization, deserving of recognition? There's still time to submit a nomination for the 2015 ACA National Awards!  The submission deadline is Monday, July 31, 2015 for the following awards: Legends of Paddling  Excellen...
Do you know a paddler, or an entire organization, deserving of recognition? There's still time to submit a nomination for the 2015 ACA National Awards!  The submission deadline is Monday, July 31, 2015 for the following awa...
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New Addition to the ACA Staff!
Please give a warm welcome to our newest ACA Staff member, Barbara Bendele. Barbara began her love of water at a very young age. As a toddler, she developed the habit of jumping into the deep end of the pool. Her parents and siblings tired of rescuing her s...
Please give a warm welcome to our newest ACA Staff member, Barbara Bendele. Barbara began her love of water at a very young age. As a toddler, she developed the habit of jumping into the deep end of the pool. Her parents a...
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Are You Getting The Most Out of Your ACA Membership?
When you join the nation's oldest paddlesports organization, you're joining a community of people who love what you love! You're also directly supporting safe paddling programs, stewardship initiatives to clean up our nation's waterways , top notch paddlesp...
When you join the nation's oldest paddlesports organization, you're joining a community of people who love what you love! You're also directly supporting safe paddling programs, stewardship initiatives to clean up our nation'...
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Swiftwater Rescue Lesson: Unpinning a Canoe or Kayak
Take a look at this video featuring ACA Instructor Trainer Educator, Walter Felton, as he explains proper techniques for unpinning a canoe or kayak.  Want to learn more? Don't miss the 2nd ACA Swiftwater Rescue Conference happening in North Carolina this Oc...
Take a look at this video featuring ACA Instructor Trainer Educator, Walter Felton, as he explains proper techniques for unpinning a canoe or kayak.  Want to learn more? Don't miss the 2nd ACA Swiftwater Rescue Conference ...
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Making the world a better place to paddle! Since 1880.
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The American Canoe Association (ACA) is a member based, 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 and recreation (aka FUN!).
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503 Sophia Street, Ste 100 Fredericksburg, VA 22401