SPRINT NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
South Florida Canoe Kayak Club would like to welcome every athlete, their families, sponsors, volunteers and spectators to the 2017 USACK Sprint National Championships. SFCKC is first and foremost an “athlete focused” club and our hopes are that this statement is evident in everything you experience during this National Championship. At this year’s event, we will honor the past through the roots of our sport and focus on the future as we celebrate the spirit of athleticism at every level. Our dreams lie within each of our athletes and we hope to pay tribute to their hard work and dedication through hosting an event that celebrates them. Here is to wishing all the best to each and every team as we countdown to August 2, 2017.
~ Melinda Mack, Executive Director, SFCKC ~
COUNTDOWN TO 2017 CANOE KAYAK SPRINT NATIONALS
The City of Clermont is located in central Florida and is known as the “Choice of Champions®” because of its international reputation as the training ground for elite athletes. The combination of pristine lakes, rolling hills and warm climate make it an ideal location to train for triathlons, track-and-field events, water sports and more. Clermont is located about 20 miles west of Orlando and major theme parks.
Waterfront Park is located at 101 3rd Street Clermont, FL 34711, along beautiful Lake Minneola. The lake has an average depth of 18 feet and is the site of many national rowing and triathlon competitions but this will be the first time the USA Canoe Kayak National Championships will be held on its beautiful water and beachfront shores. Waterfront Park includes a bike and hiking trail that is the center of Florida’s Coast-to- Coast Trail, a new, interactive splash park, million-dollar boathouse that is home to canoeing, rowing, sailing and dragon boats; picnic tables, grills, a basketball court, two playgrounds, fishing piers, a preserve, championship disc golf and a chain of lakes.
Clermont is located in central Florida off Highway 50 and not far from Interstate 75. Orlando International Airport (MCO) is approximately 36 miles East of Clermont. Tampa International Airport (TPA) is approximately 80 miles Southwest of Clermont. There are many airport shuttles to choose from. Check www.yelp.com for rides to Clermont. All airports have car rental companies.
There are numerous hotels, motels, condo’s, rv parks, and even pet friendly places to stay within 30 minutes of Lake Minneola. Check the trip planning page for more information.
Note: we are not affiliated nor endorsing any of the properties.
Central Florida is home to a variety of theme parks. The Central Florida Sports Commission will be offering special-priced theme park tickets to all USA Canoe Kayak families. At this time, we do not know which parks are included. Please be aware that historically, Disney has not discount their ticket prices. Click here for information on discounted theme park tickets.