Educational Videos - ACA

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Educational Videos

The heart of the ACA is the people who paddle, cherish, and protect the rivers, lakes, streams, bays, and oceans of the United States and beyond. To assist those who want more information and opportunities to learn more about paddling as a lifelong outdoor recreation pursuit, we provide the following resource library which contains video collections, statistics, and educational tools such as infographics, brochures, and online coursework.

Featured Videos

Proper Kayak Touring Technique
Does Your Child's Life Jacket Fit Properly?
What To Do If You Flip Your Canoe

Educational Video Collections

Animated Video Series

Top 10 Tips for Canoeing and Kayaking Safely
Top 10 Tips for Stand Up Paddleboarding Safely
Stories of Survival

Paddlesports Standards

Since 2007, the ACA staff and several subject matter experts have been part of the development of both knowledge based and on-water standards for paddlesports. These standards were formulated according to the recognized standards development process of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

National Education Standards

National On-Water Standards (NOWS)

2019 Special Report on Paddlesports & Safety