Welcome to the website of the Indiana Division of the United States Canoe Association!
At the Indiana Division our focus is primarily on paddle racing. We welcome all skill levels
and essentially all paddle craft: canoes, kayaks, surf skis, outrigger canoes, SUP's, and probably something else we haven't thought of. So if the thought of pushing yourself and testing your limits on the water appeals to you, come and join us! We offer racing classes for the recreational paddler and the pro. All are welcome. You'll find our members are extremely helpful to newcomers and willing to share those tips that will make each of us better paddlers. We look forward to seeing you on the water!
See the sections below for 2022 yearly and individual race flyers where available.
South Bend, IN
Our annual Fall meeting, potluck lunch, and awards banquet. Paddling to follow weather permitting!
Location: Brown Barn at St. Patrick Coun...
South Bend, IN
Join us for 12 miles of not-so-leisurely but definitely fun paddling on the White River! Shallow water, decent current, and some challenges ...
Join us for a great race on the beautiful Tippecanoe River! The Tippecanoe Race starts our racing year with a 10 mile downstream race. Weat...
The Stwalley Short Race will have a contest for the ‘Best Dressed Canoe’. Winner of the contest will receive a gift basket. Medals will go t...
If you're up for the challenge, Wildcat Creek is one of our favorite creek races. Stunning scenery, rocks to avoid, small rapids, and twists...
Download the individual racing flyers for the current year below where available. Afterwards see the Race Results and Reports page HERE.
7.30.2022 Lions Paws Paddlefest Schedule of Events (docx)Download
7.30.2022 Lions Paws Paddlefest flyer (pdf)Download
7.16.2022 Three Rivers Festival Race Flyer (pdf)Download
7.9.22 50th Annual Wabash River Canoe & Kayak Races (pdf)Download
6.18.22 39th Annual Fort Wayne Canoe and Kayak Races (pdf)Download
6.11.2022 Wildcat Creek Race; 2021 Flyer (pdf)Download
5.21.22 Sugar Creek RACE-REGISTRATION-FORM-2022 (pdf)Download
5.21.22 Sugar Creek Race Poster (jpg)Download
5.7.22 28th Annual Tippecanoe Marathon Canoe Race (pdf)Download
4.23.22 Hoosier Regatta Race Map (jpg)Download
4.23.22 Hoosier Regatta Race Flyer (pdf)Download
USCA indiana Division medal and trophy winners Jon Henderson, Brent Ernsberger, Matt Meersman, & Steven Horney
Current and former USCA National Champions gather to race at the Fort Wayne Canoe and Kayak Race on June 19, 2021
Just some paddling friends of the USCA Indiana Division at the Lions Paws for Support Paddlefest at Fish Lake in 2018. Find info on the next Paddlefest HERE.
Bob Stwalley and Bob Demoret (brown shirts front & back rows) are founding members of the United States Canoe Association and pictured here at the 50th anniversary celebration of the USCA. Bob Stwalley was awarded the Indiana Division Paddler of the Year trophy on January 27, 2018.
Warren, PA Nationals 2005
Top row: Guy Gilman, Brent Ernsberger, Gene Bennett, Tom Thomas, Steve Peterson, Matt Streib, Terry Pontius and Patrick Sawyer
Bottom row: Sonja Gilman, Victoria Ernsberger, Kelly Harrington, Wendy Brinson, Kinsey Streib, Mandy Streib, Canu and ?
Note that everyone has hardware!
Photo by Brent Ernsberger
Contact us with your questions or comments and we'll get back to you as soon as we get off the water. Paddle strong!