Dragon Boat Racing - Beginners' Course


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Dragon Boat Racing - Beginners' Course

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Course description

Learn dragon boat racing in Sydney with this beginners course.

Learn how to become a Dragon Boat Racer. Combining athleticism with ancient traditions, dragon boat paddling is a great way to get fit while working in a friendly team environment.

These introductory sessions will teach you the basics of the sport as you paddle around the scenic Blackwattle Bay and surrounding areas. Instruction on basic stroke technique, timing and power are just a few of the things you will learn about in this course. Learn the history of the ancient practice as you discover new levels of personal fitness. Each crew is made of up to 20 members including a Head Coach and Accredited Sweep.

Course content

During this course the intention is that the following topics will be covered, but not necessarily in the order given.

Session one:

  • Introduction to Dragon Boating, including a risk assessment and induction session, safety drills, basic technique drills (both on and off the water), timing and rhythm aspects of dragon boating (session will consist of 1 hour land-based and 1 hour water-based).

Session two:

  • Recap safety aspects. Engage in paddling with focus on timing, technique while maintaining rhythm. (30mins land based, 1.5hr water based)

Session three:

  • Paddlers should now be familiar with the basic aspects of dragon boating. In this session we will introduce speed to the stroke whilst still emphasising power and technique. (30mins land based, 1.5hr water based)

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • demonstrate the basic technique of Dragon Boating
  • paddle as part of a team;
  • understand the cultural aspects of dragon boating;
Important information
  • Participants must be 18 years or over
  • Students need to be able to swim at least 50m to undertake course

Bank Street, Pyrmont. The meeting point will be under the Pyrmont side pylon of Anzac Bridge, access by Bank St. Directions: travel along Bank Street past the entry to the Fish Markets (on your left) for another 250-300 metres. Go through the large wire gates on your left into a car park. Look out for the red/yellow team, or ask for Naga Spirit Dragonboat Club. Students are advised to plan to be there 15mins early. Click here for the map

Please bring to class
  • Water bottle
  • Towel
  • Change of clothes
  • Enclosed shoes must be worn (suggest Crocs or similar)
Additional information
  • Please note: It is the mission of Sydney Community College to provide quality, accessible education and training. Our commitment to improve the quality of all courses we offer is on going. This extends to ensuring the safety of all our students and we therefore require you to complete the following Physical Activity Readiness questionnaire (PAR-Q). If you enrol by phone a PAR-Q will be sent with your enrolment confirmation. If you enrol on-line please download a PAR-Q form from the ‘more’ section (under forms) on the home page or see the attachment below.
  • For all courses involving physical activity you must arrive by the published course commencement time or the tutor may refuse to admit you into the session. The agenda for many courses involving physical activity starts with an OH&S briefing and/or a warm up and to miss either may create a hazard to you, which might exclude you from participation for the session.
  • All sport/recreation classes are active and therefore any physical or health-related impairment that may affect your safety must be bought to the attention of the tutor.
  • In case of forcasted thunderstorms and lightnings, Naga Spirit Dragon Boat will contact you to advise if a class has to be postponed.

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