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Carmel Parks Department - The Waterpark Serves as Prime Stop on FLOW Tour Competition National Circuit

Carmel Parks Department - The Waterpark Serves as Prime Stop on FLOW Tour Competition National Circuit

Post Date:05/01/2017
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Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation

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Lindsay Labas,
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317.573.4020
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Kylie Bradbury,
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317.843.3877
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 1, 2017

The Waterpark Serves as Prime Stop on FLOW Tour Competition National Circuit

Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation (CCPR) will host competitors at The Waterpark, serving as a prime stop on the national FLOW Tour circuit on Sunday, May 21, beginning at 8 a.m. The Waterpark is home to the FlowRider®, the only simulated surfing machine in Indiana. This is CCPR’s fourth season serving as a competition location.

“We love seeing both professionals and those who are new to the sport show off their skills on the FlowRider®,” said Leah Weprich, Aquatics Program Supervisor. “Surfing is not something you see everyday in the Midwest, so we’re proud to host the FLOW Tour and bring people in from all over the country.”

The FlowRider® features up to 30 miles per hour of rushing waves, and provides users the choice to ride bodyboard style (on knees/laying down) or flowboard style (standing up). The FLOW Tour competition will include both professional and amateur divisions with the chance to win prizes, money and medals for top finishers. The competition will also feature an Adaptive division to showcase the skills of those participants with disabilities. Competitors traveling long-distance are invited to camp onsite with other competitors prior to the competition, and all registered participants are invited to exclusive training sessions on Saturday evening and early Sunday morning.

Registration is required prior to the event. To see rates for each division and to register, visit carmelclayparks.com.

For more information about the FLOW Tour competition or for questions about registration, contact Leah Weprich at lweprich@carmelclayparks.com.

About Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation
Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation (CCPR) holds the Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management by the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPRA) in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) for parks serving populations of 75,001 to 150,000. As an accredited agency, the department serves the recreation, fitness, and nature needs of the community, manages and develops existing spaces and resources and creates a sustainable future for parks and recreation programs through a financially viable and environmentally conscious parks system. CCPR manages and maintains more than 500 park acres and numerous recreation facilities, including the Monon Community Center and The Waterpark. In addition, CCPR has partnered with Carmel Clay Schools to establish Extended School Enrichment (ESE), a before and after-school care program for K-6 students located at all eleven Carmel elementary schools. The Summer Camp Series is a component of ESE that offers 12 different summer camps accommodating children ages 5-15. For more information, visit carmelclayparks.com.



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