Welcome to the Missouri Whitewater Association!

The Missouri Whitewater Association is a public organization which exists to encourage the growth of paddling as a beneficial recreational sport and a recognized competitive sport, to teach paddling skills, river safety techniques, first aid, and outfitting, to sponsor river trips and other outdoor activities, and to educate club members and the general public about the sport and about river conservation.

The MWA promotes the conservation and preservation of all kinds of free flowing rivers and wilderness areas, including the local Preserve the St. Francis River activity focused on our local whitewater gem. It works with other organizations that share similar interests, to support environmental issues that protect our natural resources and it promotes paddling interests through cooperation with governmental departments, bureaus, and agencies, and private and public organizations that share similar interests.

The Missouri Whitewater Association operates as a General Not for Profit Corporation, registered in the State of Missouri, for educational and recreational purposes, and is a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. MWA is classified as a public charity under section 509(a)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code, and contributions to MWA are tax deductible under section 170 of the Code.

A copy of our Determination Letter can be found here.


Thank You Racers Volunteers and Donors

Mar 27 2014 - 8:46pm

I want to extend a big thank you to all of our donors with a special thanks to the Alpine Shop for the canoe donation and Sierra Club for Judging the event and the Fredericktown VFW Post 5896 for providing concessions at the races. Another big thanks to all of the racers and volunteers who made this event happen and especially those who stuck around on Sunday morning for the takedown in the cold weather. Great races everyone, see you at the Clinic on April 26th.

2014 MWA Annual Training Clinic 26-27 April

Apr 26 2014 - 8:00am
Apr 27 2014 - 5:59pm

More info here: http://missouriwhitewater.org/instruction?q=/instruction/clinic

MWA March Meeting

Mar 11 2014 - 7:00pm
Mar 11 2014 - 9:00pm

Come join fellow boaters for the March meeting at Olympia Kebob House on McCausland Ave in St. Louis. Discusions will include the next weekends Missouri Whitewater Championships, the upcoming clinic and other upcoming events and activities.

2014 Missouri Whitewater Championship

Mar 15 2014 - 10:00pm
Mar 16 2014 - 10:59pm

The 2014 Missouri Whitewater Championship, including slalom, downriver and boatercross races. Get more info on the competition page:

Race Setup Weekend

Mar 8 2014 - 10:00am
Mar 8 2014 - 10:59pm

Come help run wires and hang gates for the races. The group site is reserved for a camp party that night and there will be a slalom instructional clinic for those who helped setup once all the gates are hung.

Pool Slalom

Feb 1 2014 - 7:00am
Feb 1 2014 - 5:00pm

Come join the MWA and Team River Runner at our annual Pool Slalom Race at the Jefferson Barracks VA Center Pool, Building 63. Setup starts at 7am and races start at 9, cost is $10/ racer. All racers must be there and registered by 2pm. See attached flyer for more information.

MWA January General Meeting

Jan 14 2014 - 7:00pm
Jan 14 2014 - 9:00pm

Come join other boaters for the January general meeting on Tuesday January 14th in the back room of Olympia Kebab House at 1543 McCausland Ave in St. Louis, at 7PM. Topics will include the new pool class starting up, races, clinic and pool slalom and planned trips for 2014. See you there!

MWA Christmas Party

Dec 14 2013 - 5:30pm
Dec 14 2013 - 8:00pm

Come out and join your fellow MWA'ers at this years Christmas Party on Saturday, December 14th in the backroom at Seamus McDaniel's starting at 5:30. Catch up with other boaters, make plans for next years whitewater adventures and maybe grab yourself a 2014 calendar.

MWA General Meeting @ Blueberry Hill

Nov 5 2013 - 7:00pm
Nov 5 2013 - 9:00pm

The November 2013 Meeting will be held, Tuesday November 5th at Blueberry Hill on the Delmar Loop in the Pacman Room at 7pm. Food and drink orders will need to be placed at the bar and brought into the room.
Topics to be discussed will include the new board, pool classes and sessions, christmas party, next years pool slalom, races and clinic. Everyone is welcome.

Planning meeting for the 8/11/13 Flatwater Race at Simpson Lake

Jul 22 2013 - 6:30pm
Jul 22 2013 - 9:00pm

This Monday, Jul 22, 2013, 6:30 pm, at the Olympia restaurant (see below), will be a planning meeting for the 8/11/13 Flatwater Race at Simpson Lake.

To be facilitated by:
- Tim Pfeil, Team River Runner (TRR) St. Louis Region, Chapter Coordinator, 314-614-5560, STLTRR@gmail.com; and
- Jim Warren, MWA Treasurer, 314-583-7981, MWAtreasurer@missouriwhitewater.org

Please join us (and encourage others to come) to the meeting, send the organizers your ideas, participate and volunteer on 8/11/13.
This can be an entree point for new folks to engage with MWA and TRR.