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


20th Annual
Florida Gulf Coast International Sea Kayak Symposium

Symposium 2016 — February 26 – 28th, 2016

BCU Week — February 22 – 26th, 2016

ACA Instruction — February 21 – 25th, 2016

Kayak symposiums have changed the face of kayaking by bringing world class coaching to many places that normally would not have that level of coaching available.

Some of the top names in the kayaking/canoeing world will be at our symposium in 2016.
From beginners to advanced paddlers, there will be something for everyone!

Personal skills courses, coaching courses, and assessments as well as evening presentations and lots of opportunity to mix it up with paddlers from all over the world!

So come on out and join Sweetwater Kayaks for an exciting, educational time in the Florida sun this February.

Some of the BCU classes offered-
BCU/PNA -Foundation Safety Rescue Training (FSRT) Monday 22, 2016
BCU/PNA -Level 1 coach course. Tuesday the 23rd through Friday the 26th
BCU/PNA -Paddle board coach module Saturday 27, 2016

  • The list of coaches to come
  • Special Guests to be announced.
  • 20th annual symposium memorabilia will be available.
  • Courses and course dates will be added in the coming months. Please check back often as course information is constantly being updated.
  • Don’t forget to add this event to your calendar.

Sweetwater 2016 Sea Kayak Symposium Registration Form.


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

Pictures from past Sweetwater Symposiums

Our team of Sweetwater coaches have also been guest instructors at…


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