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Upcoming Events

Roll Session
24 Jul 2014 8:00 PM • Tates Creek Aquatic Center, 1400 Gainesway Dr, Lexington

Roll Session
31 Jul 2014 8:00 PM • Tates Creek Aquatic Center, 1400 Gainesway Dr, Lexington

Steering Committe Meeting
05 Aug 2014 7:30 PM • Marikka's Restaurant 411 Southland Dr, Lexington

Roll Session
07 Aug 2014 8:00 PM • Tates Creek Aquatic Center, 1400 Gainesway Dr, Lexington

Monthly Meeting
12 Aug 2014 7:30 PM • AW Acres Takeout on the Elkhorn

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Hickman Creek 17cfs
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Bluegrass Wildwater Association

Formed in 1976 and now a 200+ member club of human-powered watercraft enthusiasts, the BWA is based in the Lexington, KY area. We have kayakers and canoeists of all ages and ability levels. Want to know more about us and our activities? Click here.


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Summer roll sessions
Its time to move outside and enjoy some fresh air with your roll practice. Sessions are cranking back up starting June 12th. They will take place, as in years past, at Tates Creek Aquatic center, which is at the very end of Gainsway Dr in Lexington. Times are from 8pm until 10pm. Fun will be had by all (or at least most) who attend. Come work on your roll or swimming technique. If you are new to the sport then check out the roll session info. For recent info/changes check the forum.

Membership Renewal Due July 1st
It's time to renew your membership so pry open your wallet and re-up for the next year. Remember along with the status that being a BWA member holds there is the Elkhorn parking pass and forum privileges. Club funds are used to support everything from seed money for NPFF and Spring clinic to AW acres improvements and Club gatherings so lets all do our part to make the next year another one for the record books!


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 HI: 70.4F  (12:10a)
 LO: 63.1F  ( 8:37a)
 FEELS: 67.9F
 RH: 81%  DEW PT.: 61.9F
 WIND: NW 0.0 mph
 GUST: 0.0 mph (----)
 anemometer out of order
 BAROMETER: 29.745 in
0.02 in
 STORM: 0.02 in
 MONTH: 2.17 in
 YEAR: 17.71 in
 SUNRISE: 6:34a    SUNSET: 8:54p
  07/24/14     10:33a
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