This booklet focuses on the five main topics relevant in paddlesports safety, called the L.I.F.E.R. Principle.
L - Life Jacket
I - Immersion
F - File a Float Plan
E - Evaluate Your Venue
R - Return Safely
This booklet covers the basic principles behind paddling, such as an introduction to the forward stroke, various sweep strokes, and draws.
The booklet also covers various paddlecraft that youth may encounter: Canoes, Kayaks, Stand Up Paddleboards, and Rafts!
Throughout the booklet, there are games to check for understanding of key principles and topics while keeping the youth and families engaged.
This booklet helps to further inform individuals about paddlesports and the pertinent information paddlers need to know before they go.
With this resource, we can help create a more conscious paddling community and help further safe paddling practices. So, please help the ACA by creating life-ling paddlers that follow the L.I.F.E.R. Principle!
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