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Clermont Waterfront parkrun (August 10)

submitted by Kendyl Cardwell, parkrun This weekend’s Clermont Waterfront parkrun was a breath of fresh air, literally. A whopping 67 first timers lined up at...

Spawn Of The Highlanders / Back To The Future

By Linda Charlton Early in 1993, editors of the very last yearbook for the very last year of existence for Clermont High School declared "they...

30th Annual Great Floridian Triathlon Designated To Be 2020 USAT National Championship

USA Triathlon today announced that the 30th Annual Great Floridian Triathlon has been designated the 2020 USA Triathlon National Ultra-Distance Championship. An ultra-distance triathlon,...

Clermont Cardboard Boat Classic – Sink Or Float

Rowing embodies grace, power, and symmetry but at Saturday's 2nd annual cardboard boat regatta, rowing was all about keeping the boat afloat.  Races started...

Michael Hernandez, A Clermont Champion

  By Kevin Grogan The biggest cycling race in the world, the Tour de France, should be decided in the next few days.  But Clermont's Michael...

The Cool Sommer Mornings Triathlon-Duathlon-Aqua Bike and 5K Series

Early Saturday, July 13, Sommer Sports hosted the second in a series of four themed events featuring a Triathlon (Bike/Swim/Run) as well as a 5K...

Gear For Multisport Rebrands As Dash-Sports And Opens Second Location in South Lake

After 13 years of empowering Clermont and the surrounding South Lake communities, Kevin and Kimberly Grogan, owners of Gear for Multisport, announce a rebrand...

Stacy Loudon Brings Passion And Excitement To The NTC

By Kevin Grogan Most locals will tell you the most upbeat coach at Clermont's National Training Center is Stacy Loudon.  Constantly on the move up...

Clermont Waterfront Festival Dragon Boat Recap

The 6th annual Clermont Waterfront Festival was held on Saturday, May 18th. Ten and twenty paddler teams from across the state competed in 40...

Olympus Is Coming To The City Of Clermont

Clermont City Council approved the Olympus project at its May 14th city council meeting. What is Olympus - Olympus is one of the largest private...

Clermont Councilwoman Diane Travis Returns From Spain With A Silver Medal

Clermont Councilwoman Diane Travis recently returned from Pontevedra, Spain, where she won the silver medal in her age group at the World Triathlon's Duathlon...

It’s The Simple Life For Timothy Ettridge

By Kevin Grogan Over the past few years, I have interviewed a lot of amazing people that bring so much to our growing community.  Timothy...

Olympian Damu Cherry-Mitchell Trades Track and Field for Title Of Mom

by Kevin Grogan One of the first Track and Field Olympians to put Clermont on the map was certainly Damu Cherry-Mitchell. The world-class hurdler spent...

National Training Center – The Choice Of Champions

by Kevin Grogan Lance Brauman, the high profile coach behind what is arguably the very best sprint group in the World, calls South Lake home. For...

Choice Of Champions Clermont Resident And PBA Hall Of Famer Norm Duke

Submitted by Phil MacHarg A month shy of his 55th birthday, PBA Hall of Famer Norm Duke of Clermont defeated top qualifier Jason Belmonte of...

Six Student-Athletes At East Ridge High School Signed Letters Of Intent

By Grant Mollett, M.Ed. East Ridge High School On Wednesday, February 6, schools around the country had athletes participate in National Signing Day ceremonies.  For student-athletes...

Clermont Councilwoman Diane Travis Runs In Memory Of Fellow Athlete Anne Viviani

Clermont City Councilwoman Diane Travis is known for her competitive spirit. She is, after all, a world and national champion duathlete who runs, bikes...

Congratulations to Duathlon Overall Winners Jake Rhyner and Alicia Kaye

by Kevin Grogan The 3rd edition of the Cherrylake Farm Duathlon took place this Saturday morning with near perfect racing conditions. While the duathlon is...

Leading Global Triathlon Group Announces Partnership With Visionary New Community Development

CHALLENGEFAMILY, the world’s leading global triathlon festival race series and the fastest growing mass endurance triathlon brand, announced today a strategic partnership with...

2020 Hang-Gliding World Championships Coming To Groveland

Belinda Boulter, representing the Federation Aeronautique International (FAI or World Air Sports Federation), announced today that the 2020 World Hang Gliding Championships will be...

Lake Hiawatha Preserve Disc Golf Course Is Played By Amateurs and National Champions And...

By Michelle Delaney (pictures taken at Champions Pointe Disc Golf Course in Lake Hiawatha Preserve) On a cool, crisp day in October 2015, I was introduced...

Rapper Drake Gives Respect to Montverde Academy Via Instagram

Rapper Drake recently posted a photo on Instagram of him wearing a Montverde Academy Basketball uniform. Aubrey Drake Graham known as Drake, is a Canadian rapper, singer,...

Kicking Off College Hoops Season With 10 Year NBA Legend – Clermont’s Andrew Declercq!

Kevin Grogan, Gear for Multisport As the 2019 college basketball season gets underway, it seemed like a perfect time to check-in with Clermont's favorite NBA legend;...

Anything Is Possible!

Kevin Grogan, Gear for Multisport After Hurricane Michael hammered the Gulf Coast, the 20th edition of the Ironman Florida Triathlon was relocated.  What was scheduled in Panama...

Making Life Changes Is How You Grow Says Julie Nunn

Submitted by Kevin Grogan There are very few people around Clermont that have seen the National Training Center (NTC) really evolve the way it has...

I Am In My Happy Place, No Where Would I Rather Be, Says Josephus...

submitted by Kevin Grogan In July 2016, Josephus Lyles and his older brother Noah turned professional and signed with Adidas.  They soon joined our professional sprint group, Pure...

Clermont Named One Of The Top Triathlete Destinations In The World

“Triathlete” magazine just named Clermont one of the Top 35 destinations for triathletes in the world. The coveted spot was among exotic locales, such...

Coach Sara McLarty and Coach Misty Becerra Discuss Swim-Like-a-Pro (SLAP)

Submitted by Kevin Grogan. Former Pro Triathlete and Clermont resident Sara McLarty had a plan as her professional career wound down.  The upbeat and enthusiastic...

Local Runner Kimberly Grogan Runs The Boston Marathon

The Boston Marathon has been called the Superbowl of Marathons.  Runners only get in by hitting qualification standards in smaller marathons (26.2 miles). Kimberly...

Lake County Rowing Association Names Its Sleek Racing Shell “Foundation”

This past year Lake County Rowing Association (LCRA) received a $10,000 grant from the Community Foundation of South Lake County (CFSLC) which was used to...
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Fred Sommer, Founder of Sommer Sports, Celebrates 35 Years of Triathlon

by Michelle Delaney Fred Sommer, a long-time resident of South Lake County and founder of Sommer Sports, has played a significant part in establishing Clermont’s identity...

Run Ed Ganley Run! Nothing Will Slow Him Down.

By Kevin Grogan A marathon is a 26.2-mile long-distance run.  That is a long distance to run or even drive a car for that matter. ...

Kim Couch – Director of the NTC

By Kevin Grogan - The National Training Center (NTC) is certainly the spot for Northern groups to come down for some warmer base training...

Lisa Bentley Inspires Athletes With Cystic Fibrosis

Submitted by Kevin Grogan Lisa Bentley is an 11-time Ironman Triathlon Champion; not to mention the dozens of half Ironman races she has won overall. ...

Small-Town Atmosphere, Friendly People And Great Weather = Awesome Training

Submitted by Kevin Grogan It is well documented that Montverde Academy (MVA) has a strong history of athletic excellence.  To an outsider, the success may seem...

Pro Triathlete Jake Rhyner Works at Balancing A Successful Career, Family Life and Training

By Kevin Grogan Just about every sport is covered when you list professional athletes in South Lake. Florida's favorable climate makes for ideal training year-round for northern athletes...

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