The sport of dragon boat racing can be enjoyed by any person who wants to improve their fitness in a team environment.
The dragon boat comprises of 20 paddlers, a sweep who steers the boat, and a drummer who keeps everyone in time.
In Western Australia the oldest paddles is 84 years old while the youngest eligible to paddle must be 12 years of age.
The dragon boat team at Champion Lakes is in its infancy and will be competing against teams from Perth and regional areas during the coming regatta seasons.
The season usually goes from October to March which are basically the summer months.
The Champion Lakes Boating Club will eventually have participants in all divisions of dragon boating: premier, ladies, juniors, mixed teams, over 40's and hopefully, eventually a breast cancer survivor team.
This is a sport all can participate in to gain fitness, strength, friendship and better health.
The dragon boat team trains on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6.00pm and Sundays at 8.30am. All boats, paddles and safety gear are supplied.
We can cater for school groups to give your students a day to remember. There is also the opportunity for students to join CLBC junior dragon boating team and compete at regular regattas.
Is your company or club looking for a new team building adventure? We can tailor an event that will be unique, fun and challenging and something people will rave about for months afterwards!
For more information, contact the Dragon Boat delegate.
Congratulations RUSSELL CLAPPINSON on his selection in the Australian Dragon Boat team, the AURORAS. The LAKERS are extremely proud of Russell as he is our first person to have been selected in the Australian team. He will be going to a number of training camps at AIS in Canberra then will be going to Szegred Hungary for the World Championships