Kayak Roll Sessions are happening at Uniontown High School.
Roll sessions are the gateway into kayaking.
It’s such a fantastic gateway into the world of whitewater and fortunately for the kids at Uniontown High School the Youghiogheny River is 17 miles away. The Youghiogheny River has multiple sections for for kayakers o [...]
I’m proud to be representing the ACA and the whitewater community at the Deep Creek Lake Public Hearing.
Full meeting audio:
Learn more about the Deep Creek Lake Water Management Plan from another post. Below is some personal experiences from the Upper Yough.
My name is Steve Barber and I’m currently the American Canoe Associat [...]
Deep Creek Lake landowners are wanting to reduce releases for the Upper Yough.
Upper Yough in the Fall by Jeff Macklin
Recently a small but powerful group of land owners in the back coves of Deep Creek Lake have been trying to reduce the number and type of whitewater releases on the Upper Section of the Youghiogheny.
Their main concern [...]
Developed by bridging the world of climbing and river running, the Telfer Lower is a hybrid technique for extraction on the river.
Seems only right for ACA-PA to feature this whitewater professional nurtured by the great state of Pennsylvania, Les Bechdel. He attended Penn State and the whitewater curriculum he teaches presently finds his cla [...]
Possible spinal injuries on the river can be a terrifying thought but, using the water to assist your situation could make all the difference.
Justin Padgett standing in the cold waters of the Tuckaseegee river demonstrates how to use water to assist in spinal immobilization. Head and neck injuries are serious when it comes to whitewater. As [...]
The dislocated shoulder is an injury that can happen to any boater and most likely will.
If you have never had a dislocated shoulder that’s great. Maybe you don’t know anyone who has ever done it, again this is great news. The longer you boat the more likely you will have a dislocated shoulder or know someone who will dislocate th [...]
Treating hypothermia is a possibility that can affect every water sport enthusiast.
Understanding hypothermia is important. Now that you’ve recognized the signs and symptoms it’s time to act. Do you have a “Duty to Act”, yes you do. You’re an outdoor professional and understand that this is a client or a friend a [...]
Hypothermia is something that can affect every water sport enthusiast.
To deal with it you have to understand it. Tom Burroughs did an incredible job of explaining the character and symptoms of hypothermia on the banks of the Tuckaseegee river. During my time at the ACA Swiftwater Rescue Clinic in Dilsboro North Carolina I was able to learn f [...]
This is a great video created for the ACA. Check it out.
Over the Falls Festival: Thousands of People, and Twenty Feet
Thousands of spectators.
Hundreds of boaters.
Twenty feet of falling whitewater.
August 22nd, American Whitewater held the 2015 Over the Falls Festival over Ohiopyle Falls.
The park estimated around 10,000 spectators cheered on the brave boating souls. Over 200 paddlers from aroun [...]