Join the team for training
Fitness and Safety
- As dragon boating involves muscular and aerobic activity you do need to be in reasonably good health to paddle; if you’re not fit, this is a great way to get fit!
- You should be able to swim at least 50 metres (although we hope we never have to put this to the test).
- Age is no factor as long as you are reasonably fit – we’ve had paddlers from ages 16 to 60 in our boats.
- Life jackets must be worn at all times while on the water – we have team ones available, but do bring your own if you have one.
- In the very, very unlikely event of the boat capsizing, stay with the boat and your buddy and remain calm.
- You will get wet (it is a splashy sport!).
How to Find Us
- Email us to let us know you’re coming down.
- Saturday, and Sunday training is at our team storage cage opposite The Kallang Riverside Park on Stadium Road & Stadium Link. A number of other teams meet in the same area so please check you’re with the right team before getting in a boat. Please use this map as a guide on how to get there.
- Wednesday training is at Farrer Park Swimming Complex. Please use this map as a guide on how to get there.
- Please try to be punctual to allow for boat launching and briefing at training sessions.
|Wednesdays:||7:00pm to 9:00pm then out for dinner|
|Saturdays:||3:30pm to 6:00pm|
|Sundays:||8:30am to 11:00am|
Please check the home page for any events that might change these timings.
What To Bring
- Save some time on the day by printing and filling out our registration form.
- $10 per session currently covers boat hire; coach (the human type) and some refreshments. An extra $2 is required for pool entry on Wednesday sessions.
- Most people wear shorts and a sleeveless t-shirt in the boat. Only wear stuff you’re happy to get soaked in sea/chlorinated water. Old sandals, reef shoes or wetsuit booties are a very good idea as there are sometimes sharp rocks in and around the beach area.
- There are showers available at the SDBA Club House or the public toilets at the Kallang Riverside Park; they are not posh or warm, but they get the Kallang off so you might want to bring a towel and a change of clothes.
- Bring an appropriate factor sun screen (even if its not sunny the sun still gets through those clouds).
- Caps and shades are advisable, but leave your Guccis at home!
- Always bring a large bottle of water.
- Try to limit the number of valuables you bring. Bags can be locked in our storage cage.
The Weather (we are the British team after all so we have to talk about that)
- If it rains we still paddle (you’re going to get wet anyway) so still come down.
- We will not go out though if there is lightning as it makes our Cox very nervous. (Something to do with being the highest point standing at the back of the boat!)