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Dragon Boat is the fasting growing water-sport and we have begun a team in Eugene! We are currently holding pool practices to work on paddle technique and will be back on the water in March (weather permitting)!!! Come give it a try! You won't be disappointed.

What IS Dragon Boat??

This is an ancient sport dating back thousands of years to the Pearl River Delta region of China's Guangdong Province. Modern day dragon boat racing began in Hong Kong in 1976 and is now an International Sport. A racing team consists of 10 or 20 paddlers, plus a tiller, drummer/caller. A race consists of paddlers moving in sync for competitions of 200m, 500m, and 2km.

Why Dragon Boat?

All ages, fitness levels welcome
Strength and fitness
Tradition (power, excellence, boldness, heroism, perseverance, dignity)
Meeting new people (community/team)
Master a new skill-set (stroke technique is very important!)
Beautiful scenery and wildlife
Near and far travel opportunities
It frees your mind (while on the water)

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Eugene Dragon Boat Practice

Elements Health Club -Springfield OR

The first 30 min will include a warmup and cardio on the Concept 2 Rowing Machine. The second 30 min will focus on dragon boat paddling stroke technique. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a water bottle! Our practice will be outdoors. Send me a DM if this is your first time. See you on deck!

Core Focused Workout/Academy

Elements Health Club -Springfield OR

Sarah Keepers will be graciously leading us in a core focused workout. This will be done using mats in the Academy. You won't want to miss this!

4th of July Healthy BBQ Cooking Class

Elements Health Club -Springfield OR

75% of your fitness journey to hit your goals is proper Nutrition!

Elements Springfield and Cancer Creates Warriors are excited to bring host, Nicole Craig, FNTP, Health Coach and Professional Chef.

With over 20 years as a professional chef, Nicole will teach you how to incorporate healing foods into your nutrition plan so you are optimizing your health, all while learning a twist on 4th of July classics. Learn some tips and tricks to help you feel confident in the kitchen with recipes and samples.

Mark your calendars for June 26th from 11:30-1:00pm.
Elements Health Clubs Springfield
No cost to you.
Space is very limited, please sign up at the front desk!

Team Practice in the Boat!

Waterfront Park

Our on the water practices are beginning (weather permitting)! These are scheduled every Sunday from 4-5 pm, at the Salem Waterfront. It's best to show up 15 minutes early for stretching as well. Carpools are available!

I'd rather start each person paddling at the pool with stroke technique. Pool practices will continue to be held at least once per week in Eugene. But, for those that are itching to get into the boat.....why not? A pool practice or two may be a boat prerequisite in the very near future.

Dress in layers, warm, and/or rain gear, and dry shoes and a change of clothes for the way home. Bring your water bottle!! Also a life jacket if you have one.

Ask questions, show up for an event, bring friends and/or family! We are in team-building mode! There's NO better time to start!!

You can also find us in Facebook Groups - Emerald Valley Dragonflies

Paddles UP!!

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Team Practice in the Boat!

Waterfront Park

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