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  • Paddling Tips Play all

    Refresh your safe paddling knowledge with these videos!

    Always take a course from an ACA-certified instructor before you go paddling. You can find courses on our website here: http://bit.ly/1iPqWIK, or download our free Paddle Ready app and use it to search for instructors in your area: http://bit.ly/1DlFXji

    Whether you want to go canoeing, kayaking, rafting, or SUPing, an ACA course will help you feel more confident and skilled on the water, making your paddling experience even more FUN!
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    Videos describing the ACA Liability Insurance Program for Clubs, Instructors, & Affiliates.
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    • Life Jackets Float. Do You? - Duration: 13 minutes.

      • 5 years ago
      • 34,986 views
      This Maggie Award winning video addresses what you always hear, "Wear a life jacket, wear a lifejacket!" But, is it really that big a deal? The answer to this question is both entertaining and eye ...
    • Top 10 Tips for Canoeing & Kayaking Safely - Duration: 2 minutes, 58 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 23,571 views
      Canoes, kayaks, and stand-up paddleboards were involved in 20% of all boating casualties last year (U.S. Coast Guard 2013 Recreational Boating Statistics). The ACA partnered with Anzovin Studio to ...
    • A Guide to Paddling - Whitewater Kayaking - Duration: 12 minutes.

      • 4 years ago
      • 19,778 views
      This video is part of the National Paddlesport Safety System promoting safe and enjoyable paddlesport recreation.

      Targeting users of sit-on-top kayaks, inflatable kayaks and decked kayaks who padd...
    • A Guide to Paddling - Coastal _ Sea Kayaking - Duration: 14 minutes.

      • 4 years ago
      • 15,489 views
      The National Paddlesports Safety System poromotes safe and enjoyable paddlesport recreation.

      This video targets users of sit-on-top and decked sea kayaks. Topics include: Preparing for cold wate...
    • A Guide to Paddling - Whitewater Rafting - Duration: 13 minutes.

      • 4 years ago
      • 13,176 views
      The National Paddlesport Safety System promotes safe and enjoyable paddlesport recreation.

      This video targets rafters in 4-6 person rafts in class II whitewater without a guide.

      Topics includ...
    • SUP: Leashes & Lifejackets - When to Wear, When Not to Wear - Duration: 5 minutes, 17 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 10,849 views
      Watch this video to learn what type of leash and lifejacket to use when you SUP. Some of the rules and recommendations regarding these pieces of equipment may surprise you.
    • DecideToReturn - A Strategy for Safe Sea Kayaking - Duration: 10 minutes.

      • 5 years ago
      • 10,671 views
      This videoexplores the conscious decisions and unconscious choices that we make every time we leave the shore. Sometimes these choices mean the difference between a safe outing and disaster. Follow...
    • Top 10 Tips for Stand Up Paddleboarding Safely - Duration: 2 minutes, 56 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 7,259 views
      Canoes, kayaks, and stand-up paddleboards were involved in 20% of all boating casualties last year (U.S. Coast Guard 2013 Recreational Boating Statistics). The ACA partnered with Anzovin Studio to ...
    • 2014 Canoe Poling Championships - Duration: 3 minutes, 1 second.

      • 2 years ago
      • 6,284 views
      On May 23rd, 2014, the "few and proud" stood tall in their canoes and held the annual Canoe Poling National Championships on the Carrabassett River in New Portland, ME. The historic "Wire Bridge" ...
    • EZ Skills Report "How to Video" - Duration: 3 minutes, 8 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 4,207 views
      This video is to help ACA Instructors, Trainers and Educators report courses using the EZ Skills Coures Report Form.

      Making the world a better place to paddle! Since 1880. www.americancanoe.org
    • Stories of Survival - Duration: 3 minutes, 16 seconds.

      • 9 months ago
      • 3,860 views
      The ACA partnered with Anzovin Studio and the US Coast Guard to create an animated memoir-style video that urges paddlers to take personal responsibility for their safety on the water.

      This short...
    • ACA Level 3: Whitewater SUP Instructor Certification Workshop - Duration: 2 minutes, 44 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      • 2,389 views
      This is a video highlighting a Whitewater SUP Certification Workshop offered by the American Canoe Association (ACA) at the U.S. National Whitewater Center. This course was led by C4 Waterman's own...
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    • Getting More Kids in Kayaks with Virginia Outside - Duration: 2 minutes, 11 seconds.

      • 9 months ago
      • 404 views
      At the ACA, we love to partner with organizations all over the country, working together to give more kids the opportunity to experience paddlesports.

      Virginia Outside is one of those organizatio...
    • Stories of Survival - Duration: 3 minutes, 16 seconds.

      • 9 months ago
      • 3,860 views
      The ACA partnered with Anzovin Studio and the US Coast Guard to create an animated memoir-style video that urges paddlers to take personal responsibility for their safety on the water.

      This short...
    • The 35th Annual Great Rappahannock Whitewater Canoe Race - Duration: 56 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 286 views
      The 35th annual Great Rappahannock Whitewater Canoe Race (GRWCR) is designed to be both a competitive or a relaxed event and is family and pet friendly. This classic Fredericksburg event always occ...
    • ACA Adaptive Paddling Program - Duration: 79 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 1,013 views
      Since 1990, the ACA has led the adaptive recreation industry, training instructors and program providers in the best practices of inclusive paddlesports. For more information, please visit www.amer...
    • SUP: Leashes & Lifejackets - When to Wear, When Not to Wear - Duration: 5 minutes, 17 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 10,849 views
      Watch this video to learn what type of leash and lifejacket to use when you SUP. Some of the rules and recommendations regarding these pieces of equipment may surprise you.
    • Top 10 Tips for Stand Up Paddleboarding Safely - Duration: 2 minutes, 56 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 7,259 views
      Canoes, kayaks, and stand-up paddleboards were involved in 20% of all boating casualties last year (U.S. Coast Guard 2013 Recreational Boating Statistics). The ACA partnered with Anzovin Studio to ...
    • Top 10 Tips for Canoeing & Kayaking Safely - Duration: 2 minutes, 58 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 23,571 views
      Canoes, kayaks, and stand-up paddleboards were involved in 20% of all boating casualties last year (U.S. Coast Guard 2013 Recreational Boating Statistics). The ACA partnered with Anzovin Studio to ...
    • 2014 Canoe Poling Championships - Duration: 3 minutes, 1 second.

      • 2 years ago
      • 6,284 views
      On May 23rd, 2014, the "few and proud" stood tall in their canoes and held the annual Canoe Poling National Championships on the Carrabassett River in New Portland, ME. The historic "Wire Bridge" ...
    • Building the ACA Rain Scape Retrofit in 25 Seconds - Duration: 51 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 356 views
      ACA Staff and local volunteers built a self-watering garden, a.k.a. rain scape retrofit, behind the new ACA National Office on the Rappahannock River.

      What is a rain garden?
      A rain garden consis...
    • 2013 ACA/Outdoor Nation Grant Report: Empowering Youth of All Abilities - Duration: 2 minutes, 12 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 395 views
      In partnership with: Shake-a-Leg Miami & Florida Bay Outfitters.

      14 Shake-a-Leg high-school aged mentors / camp counselors learned ACA instructional technique and basic adaptive outfitting concept...
    • Collegiate Race Series National Championships 2013 - Duration: 2 minutes, 10 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      • 404 views
      This is the premier event for colleges and universities from across the country to compete in canoe and kayak downriver racing. There will be individual as well as team races in kayak and both sol...
    • Havens Olympic Story.mov - Duration: 4 minutes, 59 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      • 632 views
      This video is copyrighted and made available for viewership courtesy of Bud Greenspan and Cappy Productions Inc. Unauthorized use or distribution of copyrighted works is illegal.
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