Phoenix Dragon Boat 101 - Arizona

01/25/2020 01:00 PM - 04:30 PM MT


Tempe Town Lake Marina
550 E Tempe Town Lake
Tempe, AZ 85281
United States of America


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Provided in partnership with Ability 360 and Arizona Dragon Boat Association. 

Join us at Tempe Town Lake on Saturday, January 25, 2020 and learn the basics of dragon boat racing. Bring a friend and experience the unparalelled camaraderie of dragon boat racing. This sport is exhilirating and provides a great workout. If you love it, join the team and compete in the March 28 and 29th regatta at Tempe Town Lake. Team Blue is open to veterans and civilians with physical disabilities and their spouses/caregivers. No experience necessary, all adaptations provided. 

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What is Dragon Boat Racing?

Dragon Boating, a sport founded in China over 2000 years ago, started as an international sport in 1976 in Hong Kong and has a worldwide participation of over 50 million competitors.  Dragon boats are fast and powerful recognized for the camaraderie, strength and endurance fostered amongst the team. 

The crew for the Hong Kong class dragon boat is typically 22, made up from 20 paddlers in pairs facing toward the bow (front) of the boat, 1 'drummer or caller' at the bow facing toward the paddlers creates the heartbeat and rhythm of the boat, and 1 sweep (steerer) standing at the rear of the boat controlling its track.

Benefits of Dragon Boat Racing

Dragon Boat racing is a fun team-building activity and participating in a dragon boat event can benefit warriors, family, caregivers, and others in numerous ways.

- Dragon Boating creates an inclusive environment.
- People of all ages and fitness levels can participate.
- The nature of the sport emphasizes unity and working together.
- Driving towards the finish line produces energy, enthusiasm and motivation.
- Paddlers communicate by cheering each other on.
- The sport encourages leaders to move to the forefront.
- Twenty paddlers in one boat = increased camaraderie. 

Dragon boat races feature an exhilarating combination of premier sport competition in concert with an entertainment showcase for corporations, community organizations, and families.  This is your opportunity to be at the forefront of representing warriors and disabled veterans and their supporters.

Expect to progress in your skills learning how to paddle efficiently and effectively with your new unit, into phases of endurance and taking this new fitness and family into your at-home life. Together, we will learn how to improve our fitness, canoe stroke, power and ability to feel the hull of that dragon boat move with speed and stealth.  

You will need to sign a contract of commitment for the season that states you will be able to attend 90% of the sessions. 

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