Affiliated Instructors


The Utah Whitewater Club is an American Canoe Association Paddle America club and we strongly recommend that you seek professional instruction from an ACA certified instructor.    

Rapid Progression Kayak:

You may contact our Rapid Progression Kayak School rep, Andy Thunell at:  435-764-4927

Make sure you tell them you saw their info on the UWC website and get access to available special offers.

Richard Thomas: 602-616-2327

Richard Thomas has been an ACA instructor and Instructor Trainer in canoeing for more than 20 years. He offers instruction in the following ACA canoe courses:
  • Smart Start Paddle Orientation - Canoe
  • Quickstart Your Canoe
  • Flatwater Canoe Saftey and Rescue
  • Level 1 Introduction to Canoeing
  • Level 2 Essentials of Canoe Touring
  • Level 2 Essentials of River Canoeing
  • Level 3 River Canoeing
  • Canoe Camping - Touring Canoe