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Stand Up Paddle | Marion County

Stand Up Paddle 2019

Stand Up Paddle (SUP) is a unique sport with much to offer Special Olympics athletes. As swimming strength is crucial in a Stand Up Paddle environment, all athletes should be current and proficient/strong swimmers capable of swimming a minimum of 25 meters independently.

Practices and Competitions Schedule

Carney Island Recreation Area:

13275 SE 115 Ave. Ocklawaha, Fl. 32179

Practice Time: 11am to 1P.M.

April: 14, 28

May: 5, 19, 26

June: 2, 23, 30

July: 7, 21, 28

August: 4, 11, 18


June 9th Location TBD (Marion)

July 14th Location TBD (Marion)

August: 24th (State Games, Nathan Benderson Park, Sarasota Fl.)

Head Coach: Denise Corbin Cell: 352-817-2078

Contact: John Robles – Marion County Director johnrobles@sofl.org


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