In the year 2000, Paddlers Anonymous was founded with one team: daBoat. The 2020 season represents daBoat’s 21st season as a team that focuses on training hard, developing technique and teamwork. Our team consists of paddlers with the drive and passion to succeed and compete as a whole. Building a strong cohesion among our paddlers is a key element to our team’s success. While daBoat is committed to competitive paddling, we also maintain the PA spirit of being fun and social! From social gatherings, weekend cottages, dining out to organizing potluck for races, it’ll be a memorable summer experience you won’t want to miss!
Our goal for this season is to continue to push our limits to improve overall fitness, strength, technique and race times. Pool practices will be for technique development and water practices will be for enhancing and applying our knowledge of paddling and building endurance. We expect our paddlers to maintain their fitness by training outside of normal practices. Our coaches will monitor individual performance and progress throughout the season and provide feedback.
Please ensure that there are minimal conflicts with our paddling schedule outlined below. Dragon boat is a team sport – paddling and training together as a whole is essential to our success! Commitment is very important to us and we expect our paddlers to make practices and regattas their priority. Barring inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances, attendance at practices and regattas are mandatory. Paddlers are expected to arrive at practice changed and ready at the designated time.
During our regular season, daBoat will train at Balmy Beach Dragon Boat Club twice a week: Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings. Every Saturday, beginning in May, there will be 1 hour of land training, followed by 1 hour of water practice.
Our season will consist of five regattas: Milton, Welland, Montreal, GWN Sport and Woodstock.
If you are seeking to take your paddling skills to an advanced level and looking to improve your strength, endurance and speed, then daBoat is the team for you! Individuals with all levels of experience are invited to inquire and submit their fitness assessment results for the season: http://paddlersanon.com/daboat-fitness-assessment-2/