June 13, 2016 – SARASOTA, FL – Just in time for the summer months, Nathan Benderson Park (NBP) announces a robust lineup of programming that is tailored to many different interests and skill levels. People of all ages can sign up to learn to row, paddle a dragon boat, race an RC sailboat, experience SUP (stand up paddleboard) yoga, take land yoga classes, or inline skate around the park. Youth between the ages of 10-18 can register to attend the Aquatics Summer Camp.
“We are pleased to offer the community the opportunity to participate in so many different activities,” said Zach Hilferding, SANCA’s programming manager. “Nathan Benderson Park is a great place for residents to enjoy. Offering classes with certified instructors coupled with a wide assortment of fitness programming and equipment rental, gives people many reasons to come out.”
According to Hilferding, dragon boat paddling is one of the most popular programs offered at the park, attracting women and men between the ages of 35-75. The introductory class (101) is aimed to teach basic paddling skills of dragon boating while the intermediate class is designed to hone speed paddling skills, endurance and teach the teamwork necessary to be successful. Once those are learned, participants can then join NBP’s growing community of dragon boat teams, which currently have more than 60 members.
Furthermore, Hilferding noted the learn to row programs are also growing in popularity. The beginner and intermediate youth classes are geared for 12-19 year olds, and are perfect for students who may be interested in middle or high school rowing. The adult introductory and intermediate classes are open to anyone 18 and older.
NBP also offers a Youth Aquatics Summer Camp which will teach children the five disciplines of rowing, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, dragon boat paddling, RC sailboating and powerboat safety. Campers will learn the basics of all these water activities and most important, water safety. Camps will run weekly through August 12.
While regular programming options are available at the park, SANCA is continually looking to enhance its roster with new activities that will appeal to broader, more diverse audiences. Hilferding also added that NBP’s facilities are perfect for corporate team building exercises.
For more information regarding NBP’s programming and summer camps, contact Zach Hilferding at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Suncoast Aquatic Nature Center, Inc. (SANCA), is a not-for-profit business created to manage Nathan Benderson Park, a community/public asset and world class, multi-use sports venue. Its mission is to improve the quality of life for our community and be an economic generator for the Sarasota-Bradenton area. SANCA’s primary purpose is to develop and promote Nathan Benderson Park as a world class event center, team training site and Sarasota County Park, while providing outreach programs through recreation, safety training, education and volunteering as a service to our community.