Paddling Safety

Iowa Whitewater Coalition Advocates Safety First
Paddling water sports have inherit risk.  Each person must recognize their own skill level and judge whether those skills and equipment match up favorably with the conditions on the water.  Please check the following links for useful information:

American Whitewater
American Canoe Association
Cold Water Survival
Iowa Department of Natural Resources
Idaho State Parks and Recreation
Illinois Paddling Council
Personal flotation devices help save lives. Wear it!

Personal flotation devices (PFDs) help save lives!