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Sam Fowlkes
ACA Safety and Rescue Committee Chair
347 Paddlers Trail
347 Paddlers Trail
Sylva, NC  28779
T. 828 586-6563
F. 828 586-9649
336-202-5531
whitewatersam@gmail.com
www.whitewater-rescue.com
 
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Sam Fowlkes
ACA Safety and Rescue Committee Chair
347 Paddlers Trail    347 Paddlers Trail
Sylva, NC  28779
828 586-6563   Fax: 828 586-9649
336-202-5531
www.whitewater-rescue.com
whitewatersam@gmail.com
Sam Fowlkes has been a leader  in paddlesport for 30 years.  His involvement with the American Canoe Association began in 1977 when certified as a whitewater kayak instructor while working at Nantahala Outdoor Center as a guide and instructor. He has been an ACA whitewater canoe instructor trainer since 1981. He is presently an Instructor Trainer Educator in Swiftwater Rescue and Whitewater Canoe for the ACA. For the last 14 years his focus has been on swiftwater rescue instruction and instructor training. Sam ’s interests lie in making rescue techniques adaptable and relevant to paddlers.

Sam has been on the teaching faculty of Western Carolina University for the past twelve years schooling students in water-based sports education. Sam’s other ACA leadership positions include: 12 years as Dixie Division Divisional Instruction Facilitator, 4 years as SEIC Vice Chair.  He is currently serving as Chair of the ACA's Safety and Rescue Committee.  Sam is a member of the Board Of Directors Executive Committee of the ACA.

Sam takes a special interest in providing a multi-level educational experience. Providing professional level training for colleges, universities, outfitters, summer camps and clubs for 30 + years.

Sam is certified as a WMI W-EMT.
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