Welcome to IPCa


About Us

Created by COPAC – Pan American Canoe Confederations, IPCa has a bold and innovate proposal. It will offer training in four distinct fundamentals areas to the promotion od Canoe: Coaches, Officiating, Paracanoe Managers and Classifiers, all offered in a distance education format and translated into English, Spanish, Portuguese and French, Comprising all 41 countries affiliated with Panam Sports, 27 active members of COPAC an two inveted territories, working so that Canoe reaches all the countries of the Americas.

The expectation is that the training starts in July, online. According to the general coordinator of the IPCa, Fátima Fernandes, most od the material will be shared free of charge. 


Technical Knowledge

IPCa will provide the entire sports community with access to various technical knowledge content.

Scientific Production

The IPCa has promoted research where it analizes an gathers scientifics production in different regions of the continent.

Technology for Sports

IPCa courses contribute to a technological advance in the practice of canoeing in the Americas.

Meet our teachers



Maintaining a group of people with a high level of knowledge and who are engaged in developing Canoeing in the Americas, this is the objective of Fátima Fernandes, the IPCa General Coordinator Classification Chief.

We look for the biggest references of Canoeing and Paracanoing to be able to work in the processes of promotion and development of the sports modality, to be able to raise the level of Canoeing of the Americas and become a world reference in content production.

Alex Ian Olguin
Canoe Slalom Coach
Diego Hernán Canepa
Canoe Sprint Coach
Marc Creamer
Paracanoe Coach
Fernanda Sonini
Canoe Polo Coach

What to expect from IPCa


See Further

Embryo to strengthen Canoe!

There is an immense challenge when we wnat the institute to operate in an integrated manner with all th Americas. This is an embryo to strengthen Canoe on the continent. This will alloe us to bring knowledge to areas that do not have as much access. We have many possibilities here.

Thiago Borges

IPCa Canoe Sprint and Canoe Marathon Coordinator

We can put out Canoe Polo in the Olympic Games!

We want to be able to count on a greater number of countries in America practicing the Canoe Polo, and who knows, one day, we can put out beloved discipline in the Olympic Games.

Miguel Arce

IPCa Canoe Polo Studies

Online and Free!

Especially in these early stages, our ideia is to make materials and courses available free of charges and online. Certain materials will be restricted to the National Federations.

Fátima Fernandes

IPCa General Coordinator

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