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Obtain the Knowledge You Need - Safety Series

Paddling Obtain the Knowledge You Need Infographic

Obtain the knowledge you need

Take a class

Taking a class will help you to better enjoy your paddling outings! Learn & use the skills that make paddling safe and enjoyable.

Build a paddling network

Meet other safety-minded paddlers and build a community of friends and paddling partners.

Friend or be a mentor

A good instructor can become a mentor:

  • There are over 8,000 ACA instructors worldwide who can provide enjoyable, comprehensive paddling classes.
  • Over 120,000 paddlers complete an ACA class each year.

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