10000 Gandy Blvd. North, Saint Petersburg, FL 33702 * (727) 570-4844 * Email us at TheShop@SweetwaterKayaks.com


Florida Gulf Coast International Sea Kayak Symposium


February 24th-26th 2017

(Please stay tuned as we add updated information for our upcoming symposium)

Sweetwater Kayaks Symposium offers a variety of classes, trainings, and assessments. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned paddler there will be numerous class options to challenge your skill and take you to the next level. We host a number of the finest paddling coaches for our symposium, to be sure that everyone receives individualized attention. Come out and join Sweetwater Kayaks for an exciting, educational time in the Florida sun this February.

Class Descriptions

Symposium Schedule (Updated info coming soon!)

2017 Registration Form

Symposium Pricing:  
Per Class : $75
Per Day : $150
3 Full Days of classes : $375
*Groups of 6 or more eligible for a group discount.  $100 per day each.

ACA and BCU Courses

In addition to our regular Symposium classes we will be offering the following ACA and BCU courses:

American Canoe Association:

February 18th    Level 3 Skills Assessment
February 20-23rd L1-2 Instructor Certification Workshop (Carl Ladd)
February 20-23   L3 Instructor Development Workshop  (Josh Hall)
February 17th    L1-2 SUP Skills Training
February 17-19   L1-2 SUP Instructor Certification Workshop (Todd Bishop)

*15% Discount offered if you and a friend sign up for an ACA course!

British Canoe Union/ Paddlesports North America :

February 18th   2 Star Assessment
February 18th   3 Star Assessment (Russell Farrow)
February 19th   FSRT-Foundations of Safety and Rescue Training (Maynard)
February 20-23  Level 1 Coach Training (Hadley/Maynard)  
February 20-23  Level 2 Coach Training 
February 24th   FSRT Provider Certification (Phil Hadley)
February 25th   SUP Module  (Phil Hadley)

ACA and BCU/PNA classes are offered for $125/day

Hotels and Campsites Nearby

Hollander Hotel – Downtown St. Petersburg
421 4th Ave North
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
(727) 873-7900
Located Downtown St. Petersburg

Comfort Inn
875 94th Ave North
St. Petersburg, FL 33702
(727) 563-9100

Dickens House Bed and Breakfast
335 8th Avenue Northeast
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
(727) 822-8622 or 800-381-2022
email: info@dickenshouse.com

LaQuinta Inns & Suites
6638 4th Street North
St. Petersburg, FL 33702
(727) 525-1800

Fort DeSoto Park
3500 Pinellas Bayway South
Tierra Verde, FL 33715
Park Office: (727) 552-1862
Campground Office: (727) 893-9185
Automated Info Line: (727) 582-2267
waterfront camp sites

St. Petersburg / Maderia Beach KOA
5400 95th Street North
St. Petersburg, FL 33708
Office: (800) 562-7714
Automated Info Line: (727) 392-2233