Sprint to the finish

More than 1,000 athletes, coaches, and spectators from around the country are expected to converge in Clermont for the USA Canoe/Kayak Sprint National Championships.

The event is scheduled for Aug. 2-5 on Lake Minneola at Waterfront Park, 101 3rd St. Lake Minneola is the site of many national rowing and triathlon competitions, but this is the first time the USA Canoe/Kayak National Championships will be on the lake. Spectators may watch the entire 1,000-meter course from the shoreline. Lake County Economic Development and Tourism, along with the Central Florida Sports Commission, the South Florida Canoe Kayak Club, and the city of Clermont, will be hosting the four-day event. For more information, visit 2017sprintnationals.com.