Special Olympics Florida

Collier County

Standup paddle (SUP) season runs from April through August, with practices scheduled for Thursday afternoons from 5:00 to 6:30 PM. Practices locations are Sugden Regional Park, and Lowdermilk Park (Naples beach). Coaches will notify everyone about practice locations on a weekly basis. 

Current Collier athletes can register online for the 2019 season. If you are not yet registered as an athlete, please complete that process before registering for the SUP season.

Coaches will email everyone by 3:00 on practice days if there is a change in practice schedule due to weather or other circumstances. 

Please contact one of the head coaches if you will not be able to attend practice. Their phone numbers are:

Stephanie Dangler: 239-450-1304
Doug Newell: 239-290-6847

NOTE: Our Aquatics, Golf, and Standup Paddle seasons overlap, but since the training and competition times are different for each sport, athletes may choose to participate in one, two, or all three of these sports.

All SUP athletes are required to pass a 25 meter swim test prior to practicing with the team.

April 11Swim Test at Greater Naples YMCA4:00 to 6:00 PM
April 18Practice5:00 to 6:30 PM
April 20SUP Beach Races at Vanderbilt Beach8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
April 25Coaches' meeting - no practice for athletes5:00 to 6:30 PM
May 2Practice 5:00 to 6:30 PM
May 9Practice 5:00 to 6:30 PM
May 16Practice 5:00 to 6:30 PM
May 23Practice5:00 to 6:30 PM
May 30Practice 5:00 to 6:30 PM
June 1SUP Poker Run at Capri Fish House, Isles of Capri9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
June 6Practice5:00 to 6:30 PM
June 13Practice5:00 to 6:30 PM
June 20Practice5:00 to 6:30 PM
June 27Practice 5:00 to 6:30 PM
July 4No Practice - Holiday
July 11Practice 5:00 to 6:30 PM
July 13Area 9 Competition at Sugden Park8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
July 18Practice 5:00 to 6:30 PM
July 25Practice5:00 to 6:30 PM
August 1Practice5:00 to 6:30 PM
August 8Practice5:00 to 6:30 PM
August 15Practice5:00 to 6:30 PM
August 22Practice5:00 to 6:30 PM
August 23-24State Games at Nathan Benderson Park in SarasotaOvernight trip