Safety Training for Remote Aquatic Environments

ACA recently attended a meeting of professionals from a broad range of organizations and service providers to address the gap that currently exists in nationally-recognized training for staff who supervise groups in remote aquatic environments. Camps and adventure programs have had to rely on their own training to supplement the currently available pool-based lifeguard training to equip staff who lead backpacking, canoe, and kayak trips where participants are likely to swim.