Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Safe Paddle Sports

Excerpt from U.S. Coast Guard Proceedings of the Marine Safety & Security Council magazine by Mr. Jeremy Oyen, Director of Safety Education, Instruction, and Outreach, American Canoe Association

The American Canoe Association offers online resources to paddlers of all abilities and levels, including:
  • 11 safety brochures (four translated into Spanish),
  • 4 safety pamphlets,
  • 4 safety posters,
  • 8 safety and stewardship videos.

Additional information and training is available for classroom and on-water education. The goal is to reduce the number of accidents and fatalities by emphasizing the need for education even for those who do not consider themselves “paddlers,” but might use a canoe, kayak, or raft to participate in other outdoor activities.

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