Paddlesports safety can be presented in a variety of ways, including demonstrations in a crystal clear pool. Marty, Paul, Jeremy and I had the privilege of presenting a wide range of canoe and kayak rescues at the 13th Annual International Boating and Water Safety Summit (IBWSS) in Panama City Beach, FL. This event was sponsored by the National Water Safety Congress and the National Safe Boating Council.
The IBWSS draws regulators and educators from across the United States for several days of "the latest in boating safety". The ACA's presence at this event corresponds with our mission of paddlesports education, whether it is showing the new Canoe Heel Hook Rescue to Fish and Wildlife Officers or discussing the latest paddlesports trends with the Boating Law Administrators from different states.
Whether you paddle a canoe, kayak or raft, in whitewater, blackwater or bluewater, the ACA is constantly working on behalf of you, our valued membership across the country and abroad.
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Paddle Safe - Paddle Often,
Safety Education & Instruction Department