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Upcoming Events

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  • 09.26.22 – 09.30.22

    Kremmling, CO, USA

    Level 4: Swiftwater Rescue Instructor Certification Workshop (IDW/ICE)
  • 09.27.22 – 10.02.22

    Hardy, AR, USA

    Level 4: Swiftwater Rescue Instructor Certification Workshop (IDW/ICE)
  • 09.30.22 – 10.03.22

    Washburn, WI, USA

    Level 4: Open Water Coastal Kayaking Instructor Certification Workshop (IDW/ICE)
  • 10.01.22 – 10.02.22

    Galloway, NJ, USA

    Level 2: Essentials of SUP Instructor Development Workshop (IDW)
  • 10.01.22 – 10.31.22

    U.S. National Whitewater Center, Whitewater Center Parkway, Charlotte, NC, USA

    2022 USA Canoe & Kayak Slalom National Championships
  • 10.01.22 – 10.11.22

    4293 County Rd 63, Centre, AL, USA

    Great Alabama 650
  • 10.01.22 – 10.02.22

    Moab, UT, USA

    Level 4: Swiftwater Rescue Skills Course
  • 10.01.22 – 10.02.22

    Bryson City, NC, USA

    Level 4: Swiftwater Rescue Skills Course

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