Registration is now open for the ACA (American Canoe Association) Level 3 Skills and Level 2 Kayak Leader course. ALMERIA 2020
This course is offered by Happy Kayak in collaboration with Seakayakspain (SKS), both companies conduct non-regulated training courses leading to ACA certification.
The current course will be taught by Carlos Lopez, current owner of SKS and ACA level 3 instructor in coastal kayaking and National Canoeing Coach by the Royal Spanish Canoeing Federation (RFEP).
The ACA is, together with the BC (British canoe association), one of the most important organizations in the world dedicated to training, coaching, competition, etc.
The ACA is recognized in more than 32 countries and its training has won several international quality awards.
The ACA courses have their own programs, standards, and requirements for obtaining and accessing them. https://www.americancanoe.org/page/Courses_Kayak
*It is possible to access any course and level as long as it is believed that the relevant conditions for obtaining it are met.
*At the end of the course, if you choose the evaluation for subsequent certification, you can get "PASS" or "NO PASS". Having to repeat the course or leaving some technical maneuver pending and obtaining a lower grade than the one that was presented (Normally when something is pending, a video is requested with the corrected maneuver).
*In order to be certified, it is necessary to be registered in the ACA association. Membership costs about 25 USD depending on your choice. In order to expedite certification it is essential to register as an ACA member prior to the start of the course. The ACA membership number will be provided to the instructor on the registration form. ACA membership link: https://www.americancanoe.org/general/register_member_type.asp
*The membership fee is not included in the course fee.
WHAT YOU NEED
Whenever possible, SKS or Happy Kayak will provide free safety equipment, paddle and kayak to the participants. Recommended to all those who have their own equipment and kayak to use it during the course. *If it is not possible to lend the equipment, it can be rented for a price of 15€ per day.
PAYMENTS and PRE-REGISTRATION *PRE-REGISTRATION FORM
*Payments will be made in the amount of the total amount (360€). At least 15 days before the beginning of the course.
* Account number: ES4114650716511732881660
*SKS is flexible in cancellation and as long as the appropriate conditions are met. SKS will refund the total amount to the participant, also SKS reserves the right to cancel or postpone the event due to weather conditions or participation, being cancellation by SKS reason for a full refund of the course fee.
ALMERIA COURSE PROGRAM
- MARCH 2020
- Day program
- Day program
- Equipment, paddle and kayak
- Boarding and disembarkation
- maneuvers and shoveling
of the day
and stowage equipment
- Cold water rescues and self-rescues
- In-line trailers, husky trailers, etc.
- Corporal contact
- Swimmer trailers
- Equipment and stowage equipment
- Measuring distances
- Protocol protocol
- Take decision making
- roles and position
- Departure in crossing
- Simulation different situations
- Stopping and Video of maneuvers and shovels
- Video analysis
- Situation analysis
- Summary of the course
- Results in private
*NOTE: THE COURSE SYLLABUS MAY BE ALTERED IN ORDER TO BETTER ADAPT TO STUDENTS' TEACHING NEEDS AND CONDITIONS. TO BETTER ADAPT TO THE TEACHING NEEDS OF THE STUDENTS AND PREVAILING WEATHER CONDITIONS. WEATHER CONDITIONS