2020 has been a tough year all the way around, and our opportunities to provide ACA training to help new paddlers have been curtailed in the same way most of our lives have been hobbled.
However, an effort on the Duck River, bringing the community together to get some basic water safety orientation in the wake of several recreational river fatalities, has been a way for some of the middle Tennessee ACA instructors to help move the dial. The Marshall County Tribune recently highlighted this effort, the Ashlyn Grace Paddle Safe Group (click on attached photo to read the article).
Thank you to ACA instructors Daniel McKee and Ellen Omohundro, TSRA President Sally Barr and ACA Tennessee State Director Andrea White for bringing expertise to bear among the new paddlers in this community. And special thanks to Kenneth Russell for being the heart and soul behind this effort.