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Ever wonder about the different types of Paracanoe classifications? This is some great info!
08/16/2021

Ever wonder about the different types of Paracanoe classifications? This is some great info!

Check it out❗️

This is our Paralympian Kaitlyn Verfuerth in a va’a, one of the two boats contested in paracanoe. This event will be making its Paralympic debut in Tokyo! 🇯🇵

The va’a is an adaptive outrigger canoe which has a second pontoon as a support float and athletes use a single bladed paddle 🛶🛶

All va’a races in Tokyo are individual events, meaning there is one athlete in each boat.

There are 3️⃣ va’a classifications: VL1, VL2, and VL3. Each category varies in the athletes’ impairment. ⤵️

VL1 👉 athletes who propel with their arms only

VL2 👉 athletes who propel themselves with their arms and trunks

VL23 👉 athletes who have full function of their arms and trunks and partial function of their legs

Not every classification above will be a medal event in Tokyo. For men, VL2 and VL3 will be contested. For women, only VL2 will be contested (you’ll see Kaitlyn in this race!). The 7️⃣ remaining events for paracanoe will be in kayaking.

Want more info? Have questions? DM this account or email [email protected]

Stay tuned for the description on Paralympic kayaking 🌊You’ll 👀 Blake and Kaitlyn competing this and you don’t want to miss it!

#tokyo #tokyoparalympics #paralympics #paracanoe #adaptive #adaptivesport #paddlesport #canoe #kayak #outrigger #usa #unitedstates #america #teamusa

10 more days until the official start of the Tokyo Paralympics! Check out Team USA Athletes, Kaitlyn and Blake! 👇👇👇
08/15/2021

10 more days until the official start of the Tokyo Paralympics! Check out Team USA Athletes, Kaitlyn and Blake! 👇👇👇

The DuPage River in Illinois is a cherished and important resource within the local paddling community. Paddler access t...
08/12/2021

The DuPage River in Illinois is a cherished and important resource within the local paddling community. Paddler access to the DuPage is currently threatened. The local community created a petition to show support for the DuPage as a public waterway. Please consider signing the "Access for Everyone" petition and showing your support!

View the petition here: https://www.change.org/p/plainfield-park-district-dupage-river-access-for-everyone

The DuPage River in Illinois is a cherished and important resource within the local paddling community. Paddler access to the DuPage is currently threatened. The local community created a petition to show support for the DuPage as a public waterway. Please consider signing the "Access for Everyone" petition and showing your support!

View the petition here: https://www.change.org/p/plainfield-park-district-dupage-river-access-for-everyone

Our partners, the International Whitewater Hall Of Fame (IWHOF), have selected their inductees for the Class of 2021!Pio...
08/10/2021

Our partners, the International Whitewater Hall Of Fame (IWHOF), have selected their inductees for the Class of 2021!

Pioneers: Genevieve and Bernard de Colmont & Antoine de Seynes (FRA)

Explorer: Scott Lindgren (USA)

Champion: Tony Estanguet (FRA)

Advocate: Dave Manby (UK)

Advocate: Holger Machatschek (DEU)

Read the official press release and more: https://americancanoe.org/international-whitewater-hall-of-fame-class-of-2021/

The final day of canoe sprint competition for the United States took place today at the Sea Forest Waterway in Tokyo. It...
08/05/2021
Tokyo Olympic Games - Nevin Harrison, Olympic Gold Medalist (C-1 200m) | ACA

The final day of canoe sprint competition for the United States took place today at the Sea Forest Waterway in Tokyo. It was incredible, it was exciting, and it is a day that will go down in history for USA Canoe Sprint.

Nevin Harrison wins the gold medal!

Read the exclusive recap on our website: https://americancanoe.org/tokyo-olympic-games-nevin-harrison-olympic-gold-medalist-c-1-200m/

The final day of canoe sprint competition for the United States took place today at the Sea Forest Waterway in…

Olympic Gold!!Nevin Harrison is the first woman to win Olympic gold in single 200m canoe sprint. 🥇 #TokyoOlympics
08/05/2021

Olympic Gold!!

Nevin Harrison is the first woman to win Olympic gold in single 200m canoe sprint. 🥇 #TokyoOlympics

Olympic Gold!!

Nevin Harrison is the first woman to win Olympic gold in single 200m canoe sprint. 🥇 #TokyoOlympics

Check out this awesome article from The New York Times about Team USA's Nevin Harrison! She is about to make her Olympic...
08/02/2021
The American Canoeist Nevin Harrison Finally Gets Her Chance

Check out this awesome article from The New York Times about Team USA's Nevin Harrison! She is about to make her Olympic debut!

Harrison's C-1 200m heat begins on August 4 @ 10:12 am local time (9:12 pm EST).

Follow USA Canoe/Kayak Team for updates directly from Tokyo!

As women’s canoeing makes its Olympic debut, the 19-year-old is ready to put the United States in the medal hunt in a sport at which the nation has not historically been good.

5th place finish for Michal Smolen in the Olympic final of the MK-1 - the best finish for the United States in slalom si...
07/30/2021

5th place finish for Michal Smolen in the Olympic final of the MK-1 - the best finish for the United States in slalom since the 2004 Athens Games! Congratulations Michal!!

Slalom competition has officially concluded in Tokyo, Japan.

Canoe sprint competition will being on August 2. American @nevinharrison will race on August 4 in the C-1 200m event.

A fifth place finish for Michal in the Olympic final of the MK-1 - the best finish for the United States in slalom since the 2004 Athens Games.

Congratulations @instapaddler on a great race and an awesome second Olympic appearance 🇺🇸

❌ Slalom competition has officially concluded here in Tokyo, Japan. BUT wait! There’s more…

🔜 Canoe sprint competition will being on August 2. American @nevinharrison will race on August 4 in the C-1 200m event.

🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

#tokyo #tokyoolympics #olympics #canoeslalom #canoe #planetcanoe #paddlesports #paddle #menskayak #kayak #final #fifthplace #fifth #unitedstates #usa #teamusa #america

Check out our website for exclusive daily recaps about our athletes competing in Tokyo: https://americancanoe.org/commun...
07/27/2021

Check out our website for exclusive daily recaps about our athletes competing in Tokyo: https://americancanoe.org/community/news/

We want to give a special congratulations to Evy Leibfarth on her Olympic debut in the WK-1 and finishing 12th in the world as the youngest competitor in canoe slalom at 17-years-old!

Also, give a round of applause for Zach "Bug" Lokken, who finished 7th overall in MC-1 against the toughest competition in the world.

Tomorrow, Evy will get another chance at an Olympic semifinal in as women’s canoe makes its Olympic debut in Tokyo. Rio Olympian, Michal Smolen, will join her at the course in the heats of the men’s single kayak (MK-1). Word on the street is that Nevin Harrison has also arrived in Tokyo and eagerly awaits her shot in women's sprint canoe.

Try and keep up with some of our Team USA Athletes in Tokyo! 🙌 Here’s some info if you want to tune in and watch!
07/25/2021

Try and keep up with some of our Team USA Athletes in Tokyo! 🙌 Here’s some info if you want to tune in and watch!

🚨🚨 The USA Slalom Team is in Tokyo!!
07/19/2021

🚨🚨 The USA Slalom Team is in Tokyo!!

They’ve made it to Tokyo! Our three slalom athletes - Evy, Michal and Zach - are ready for action.

➡️ Evy will compete in WK-1 and WC-1
➡️ Michal will compete in MK-1
➡️ Zach will compete in MC-1

Slalom competition will begin on July 25th 🇯🇵🇺🇸

#tokyo #olympics #usa #teamusa #athletes #paddlesports #aca #mascots #tokyoolympics #canoeslalom #slalom #win #unitedstates

The ACA Board of Directors, Safety Education & Instruction Department, and State Directors are excited to announce the s...
07/14/2021

The ACA Board of Directors, Safety Education & Instruction Department, and State Directors are excited to announce the start of a contest for ACA Instructors, Trainers, and Clubs - this is a chance to engage with your local paddling community, find and invite new recreational paddling students, and earn some big prizes along the way!

Ready??? GO!!

Find all the details on our website: https://www.americancanoe.org/news/573342/ACA-Instructor-Contest-2021.htm

The ACA Board of Directors, Safety Education & Instruction Department, and State Directors are excited to announce the start of a contest for ACA Instructors, Trainers, and Clubs - this is a chance to engage with your local paddling community, find and invite new recreational paddling students, and earn some big prizes along the way!

Ready??? GO!!

Find all the details on our website: https://www.americancanoe.org/news/573342/ACA-Instructor-Contest-2021.htm

Team USA’s Evy Leibfarth is the Junior Slalom WK-1 WORLD CHAMPION!! 🏆
07/10/2021

Team USA’s Evy Leibfarth is the Junior Slalom WK-1 WORLD CHAMPION!! 🏆

Team USA's evy leibfarth | canoe slalom is your junior WK-1 WORLD CHAMPION. 🥇🇺🇸

Congratulations Evy - you are amazing and we can't wait to see you in action at the Tokyo Olympic Games!

Official results can be found here: https://www.canoeicf.com/2021-icf-junior-u23-canoe-slalom-world-championships/results

Follow @officialusacanoekayak on instagram for team updates and news.

Go team USA Canoe & Kayak! 🇺🇸

The ACA is proud to work alongside the USCG to develop safety messaging and programming to help positively impact paddle...
07/06/2021

The ACA is proud to work alongside the USCG to develop safety messaging and programming to help positively impact paddlecraft boating activities. 2020 was a landmark year for both overall boating and paddling participation, which also led to increased nationwide accidents, injuries, and fatalities. We encourage all ACA members to be part of the solution by wearing their life jacket, practicing responsible on-water behavior, and setting a positive example for others!

"The U.S. Coast Guard has released its 2020 Recreational Boating Statistics Report, revealing that there were 767 boating fatalities nationwide in 2020, a 25.1 percent increase from 2019."

"From 2019 to 2020, the total number of accidents increased 26.3 percent (4,168 to 5,265), and the number of non-fatal injured victims increased 24.7 percent (2,559 to 3,191). There is evidence that boating activity increased significantly during the pandemic, from reports of increased boat sales, insurance policies taken out, insurance claims, and calls for towing assistance."

"Every year, the U.S. Coast Guard compiles statistics on reported recreational boating accidents. These statistics are derived from accident reports that are filed by the owners / operators of recreational vessels involved in accidents. The fifty states, five U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia submit accident report data to the Coast Guard for inclusion in the annual Boating Statistics publication."

"The U.S. Coast Guard released its 2020 Recreational Boating Statistics Report Wednesday, revealing that there were 767 boating fatalities nationwide in 2020, a 25.1 percent increase from 2019."

"From 2019 to 2020, the total number of accidents increased 26.3 percent (4,168 to 5,265), and the number of non-fatal injured victims increased 24.7 percent (2,559 to 3,191). There is evidence that boating activity increased significantly during the pandemic, from reports of increased boat sales, insurance policies taken out, insurance claims, and calls for towing assistance."

"Every year, the U.S. Coast Guard compiles statistics on reported recreational boating accidents. These statistics are derived from accident reports that are filed by the owners / operators of recreational vessels involved in accidents. The fifty states, five U.S. territories and the District of Columbia submit accident report data to the Coast Guard for inclusion in the annual Boating Statistics publication."

Download the 2020 Recreational Boating Statistics at https://bit.ly/3AfNKl9. View previous years stats at https://uscgboating.org/statistics/accident_statistics.php.

Text from the U.S. Coast Guard

From sea to shining sea, and all the rivers and lakes in between, we wish all paddlers a happy and safe 4th of July week...
07/04/2021

From sea to shining sea, and all the rivers and lakes in between, we wish all paddlers a happy and safe 4th of July weekend on the water!

📸 Steve Busch

From sea to shining sea, and all the rivers and lakes in between, we wish all paddlers a happy and safe 4th of July weekend on the water!

📸 Steve Busch

Our June Newsletter is rolling in hot, just like summer! Check your inbox or head over to our website to catch all the l...
06/24/2021

Our June Newsletter is rolling in hot, just like summer! Check your inbox or head over to our website to catch all the latest stories about:

- Summer Update from ACA Executive Director
- Team USA Athletes Headed to Tokyo
- June Instructor of the Month
- Public Policy Updates
- And more!

Our June Newsletter is rolling in hot, just like summer! Check your inbox or head over to our website to catch all the latest stories about:

- Summer Update from ACA Executive Director
- Team USA Athletes Headed to Tokyo
- June Instructor of the Month
- Public Policy Updates
- And more!

Today marks the 82nd birthday of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary! The Auxiliary and the ACA work together to inc...
06/23/2021

Today marks the 82nd birthday of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary! The Auxiliary and the ACA work together to increase educational outreach to paddlers about boating safety as well as provide free vessel safety checks for paddlecraft. We are proud to share in this outreach with this amazing group of volunteer guardians!

Happy Birthday, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary!!

Today marks the 82nd birthday of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary! The Auxiliary and the ACA work together to increase educational outreach to paddlers about boating safety as well as provide free vessel safety checks for paddlecraft. We are proud to share in this outreach with this amazing group of volunteer guardians!

Happy Birthday, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary!!

Happy Father’s Day to all the awesome paddling dads out there! Thanks for sharing the love of paddling with your familie...
06/20/2021

Happy Father’s Day to all the awesome paddling dads out there! Thanks for sharing the love of paddling with your families!

06/18/2021
World Cup #2 Markkleeberg – Day 1 Recap - ACA | Canoe - Kayak - SUP - Raft - Rescue

Check out this Day 1 recap of World Cup #2 Markkleeberg - a great day for Team USA with three athletes progressing to the semifinal round in both kayak and canoe events.

Evy Leibfarth: WK-1 & WC-1
Michal Smolen: MK-1
Joshua Joseph: MK-1
Casey Eichfeld: MC-1
Zach (Bug) Lokken: MC-1

Watch the kayak semifinals and finals tomorrow. Women's kayak semifinals lead off the day starting at 9 am CET.

Go Team USA!🇺🇸

The opening day of World Cup 2 in Marrkleeberg, Germany, was a memorable one for Team USA. Three athletes progressed in both kayak and canoe events (with Evy Leibfarth progressing in WK-1 and WC-1).

06/15/2021
ICF World Cup Prague - Day 1 -3 Recap - ACA | Canoe - Kayak - SUP - Raft - Rescue

Canoe Slalom World Cup Prague ✔️✔️
Canoe Slalom World Cup Markkleeberg - Coming Up!!
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Follow USA Canoe/Kayak Team for competition updates, and be sure to check out the Planet Canoe website for more: https://www.canoeicf.com/canoe-slalom-world-cup/markkleeberg-2021

With some overcast weather and afternoon showers, the first day of World Cup Prague has concluded and Team USA took the international stage by storm. Five U.S. athletes progressed to the semifinals: Tokyo bound Evy Leibfarth advanced in both kayak and canoe events, Rio Olympian Michal S...

Bug Lokken is headed to the Olympic Games for Team USA in MC-1! He had a phenomenal semifinal run yesterday in Prague! M...
06/14/2021

Bug Lokken is headed to the Olympic Games for Team USA in MC-1! He had a phenomenal semifinal run yesterday in Prague!

Michal Smolen has also secured his ticket to the Games after his great run in the semifinal of the MK-1.

#teamusa #usacanoekayak #tokyo #tokyoolympics #roadtotokyo #roadtotokyo2020 #paddlesports #icf #aca #icfworldcup #icfworldcupprague #acapaddlesports

Join us in wishing a happy 10 year "Workaversary" to ACA staff member, Kelsey!
06/11/2021

Join us in wishing a happy 10 year "Workaversary" to ACA staff member, Kelsey!

Join us in wishing a happy 10 year "Workaversary" to ACA staff member, Kelsey!

This week, ACA’s Executive Director, Beth Spilman, is (virtually) meeting with decision makers in Washington DC with Out...
06/09/2021

This week, ACA’s Executive Director, Beth Spilman, is (virtually) meeting with decision makers in Washington DC with Outdoor Alliance to advocate for paddlers. As a founding member of the Outdoor Alliance coalition, ACA brings its policy expertise together with nine other recreation advocacy groups to elevate our power in DC to successfully advocate for conserving public lands, funding for the outdoors, and policy that improves sustainable and equitable access to lands and waters.

"As part of the Outdoor Alliance coalition, ACA has successfully advocated for many issues that are important to the paddling community. As we meet with policymakers in DC this week, we are bringing our collective voices to protect the waters that our members enjoy through legislation like the Protecting America's Wilderness, the Public Lands Act, and through initiatives like 30x30, which will protect more water that paddlers of all kinds enjoy."
– Beth Spilman, ACA Executive Director

This weekend we remember and honor military service members and their families who made sacrifices so we may have the fr...
05/28/2021

This weekend we remember and honor military service members and their families who made sacrifices so we may have the freedoms we enjoy. Happy Memorial Day to paddlers all across the nation!

This weekend we remember and honor military service members and their families who made sacrifices so we may have the freedoms we enjoy. Happy Memorial Day to paddlers all across the nation!

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