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USRowing Youth Nationals
From Friday, June 09, 2017 -  08:00am
To Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 05:00pm

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The 2017 USRowing Youth National Championships, June 9-11, 2017, will be hosted by the Suncoast Aquatic Nature Center Associates (SANCA) at Nathan Benderson Park.

The championships, which serve as the premier junior rowing event in the United States, sees approximately 1,500 athletes competing in more than 350 crews, representing some 150 teams from across the country – all vying for national titles in 18 boat classes.

To book your hotel for the event, please visit the official housing bureau here.

MEDIA: To receive press credentials for this event, please visit this link here. Press kit for Youth Nationals can be found here.

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$10/day or $25/3-day pass
Purchase tickets here:

Daily parking fees will be collected Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Cars, vans, SUV, pickup trucks are $5 per day. Overflow parking will be located in the grass lot south of the UTC Mall, there will be a shuttle service Saturday and Sunday from that lot to the island.  RVs and campers are $25 per day. 

If you are only dropping off/picking up, stay on the bus loop and don't enter the parking access road; otherwise you will be required to pay the parking fee. There is no room to turn around.

Bike Rentals:  Bike rentals will be available for rent at the venue on a daily or three day pass, the vending tent for these bikes will be located near the welcome tent.  Please email to reserve bikes.  

Coaches only Bike Path: On the western shoreline, there is a dedicated Coaches' Ride Along Path. Traffic pattern on Coaches' path is NORTHBOUND only. To reach the Start Line area, you will ride south on a separate path on the far (inland) side of the coaches' path. Be sure to bring your own bike.

Spectator bikes: Spectators are welcome to bring their own bikes to utilize throughout this beautiful facility. All public areas are accessible, except only coaches are allowed on the Coaches' Ride Along Path on the western shoreline. There is a secondary path which is available to Spectators slightly west of the Coaches' Path.

As you plan to attend the upcoming Youth Nationals Championships at Nathan Benderson Park, here are a few reminders to help ensure everyone’s safety and enjoyment of the park.

·         drones are prohibited

·         Swimming is prohibited

·         Open fires are prohibited

·         Glass containers are prohibited

·         Overnight camping is prohibited

·         No trespassing on the wave attenuator and in construction areas

·         Tents 10' x 10' in size or less must be properly secured and may be open to inspection by SANCA staff

·         Fire extinguishers are required in cooking areas and will be available to inspection by SANCA staff

·         Gas and charcoal grills are permitted

·         Dogs must be on a 6 foot fixed length leash

·         Dog owners must pick up after their dogs

Team/Vendor Tent Rentals:

Tents larger than 10' x 10' in size are prohibited; tents larger than 2- 10’x10’ must be leased from SANCA


Park Hours

April - October: 6:00 am to 8:00 pm
November - March:     6:00 am to 6:00 pm



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