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Philadelphia Flying Phoenix (http://www.PhiladelphiaFlyingPhoenix.org)

Who:

Philadelphia Flying Phoenix (PFP), one of Philly's premier world class dragon boat clubs, is recruiting athletically oriented women dedicated to serious training and winning for our premier crew. We are also recruiting women breast cancer survivors for our competitive breast cancer survivor crew called Against the Wind. We train and stay together all year in order to be the best that we can be - as a team, as crews and as individual athletes. We have 5 competitive crews, which includes a breast cancer survivor crew.

Where:

We practice on the beautiful Schuylkill River and work out together in the greater Philadelphia Area. During the dragon boat season, our competitive crews travel to compete with other women's dragon boat teams.

When:

Our on the water season typically runs from April - October, but we train all year round in the gym in order to BURN WATER when we compete!

5 Competitive Crews:

Premier (our top paddlers, 18+ yrs.), Senior A (40+ yrs.),Senior B (50+ yrs.), Senior C (60+ yrs.) and Against the Wind ( PFP's breast cancer survivor crew) race women from other teams at dragon boat festivals and regattas. (Senior crews follow the racing classes of the International Dragon Boat Federation rules of racing.) PFP's Against the Wind is a FIERCE bunch of Chicks with Sticks and a floating support system in one.

Keep an eye out for Philadelphia Flying Phoenix's recruiting events on our Meetup calendar. We will schedule them weekly during our on the water season starting in April 2017. Recruiting takes place year round for all crews. Please send a message to our group organizer, Christine Nocito, for more information about our team or to learn when our next recruiting event will take place.

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On Water Dragon Boat Practice for Beginners/New Members

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Women athletes (no paddling experience necessary), experienced paddlers, or community / corporate / charity team paddlers who want to take it up a notch, come check out our team and learn dragon boat paddling techniques that will have competing on the water with us this year! Philadelphia Flying Phoenix (PFP), one of Philly's world class dragon boat clubs, is currently recruiting athletically oriented women dedicated to serious training, camaraderie, and winning for our premier crew. We are also recruiting women breast cancer survivors for our competitive breast cancer survivor crew called Against the Wind. If you are interested in paddling with either of these two crews, don't miss this Meetup. WHAT TO DO: 1) RSVP to attend. If you can't join us but are interested in learning more about dragon boating and our team, message Lisa Valentine. 2) Arrive at 5:45 p.m. We SHOVE OFF THE DOCK PROMPTLY at 6:15 pm. If you're late, you'll miss us. 3) You can find us at this address: https://goo.gl/maps/Qnhx2DzCmSL2 WHAT TO BRING: (We will supply a paddle and vest.) 1) Signed waiver to the first Meetup you attend (To find and download our waiver, go to the More tab at the top of this page and click Files.) 2) Water to drink WHAT TO WEAR: 1) Wicking clothing - no cotton please. Please layer clothing so you will be comfortable as you start working. 2) Dry clothes for afterward in case you get splashed 3) Comfortable shoes (Sneakers or Keens) 4) Hat and sunglasses if desired - depending on weather ***Paddling gloves are discouraged.

On Water Dragon Boat Practice for Beginners/New Members

Location visible to members

Women athletes (no paddling experience necessary), experienced paddlers, or community / corporate / charity team paddlers who want to take it up a notch, come check out our team and learn dragon boat paddling techniques that will have competing on the water with us this year! Philadelphia Flying Phoenix (PFP), one of Philly's world class dragon boat clubs, is currently recruiting athletically oriented women dedicated to serious training, camaraderie, and winning for our premier crew. We are also recruiting women breast cancer survivors for our competitive breast cancer survivor crew called Against the Wind. If you are interested in paddling with either of these two crews, don't miss this Meetup. WHAT TO DO: 1) RSVP to attend. If you can't join us but are interested in learning more about dragon boating and our team, message Lisa Valentine. 2) Arrive at 5:45 p.m. We SHOVE OFF THE DOCK PROMPTLY at 6:15 pm. If you're late, you'll miss us. 3) You can find us at this address: https://goo.gl/maps/Qnhx2DzCmSL2 WHAT TO BRING: (We will supply a paddle and vest.) 1) Signed waiver to the first Meetup you attend (To find and download our waiver, go to the More tab at the top of this page and click Files.) 2) Water to drink WHAT TO WEAR: 1) Wicking clothing - no cotton please. Please layer clothing so you will be comfortable as you start working. 2) Dry clothes for afterward in case you get splashed 3) Comfortable shoes (Sneakers or Keens) 4) Hat and sunglasses if desired - depending on weather ***Paddling gloves are discouraged.

On Water Dragon Boat Practice for Beginners/New Members

Location visible to members

Women athletes (no paddling experience necessary), experienced paddlers, or community / corporate / charity team paddlers who want to take it up a notch, come check out our team and learn dragon boat paddling techniques that will have competing on the water with us this year! Philadelphia Flying Phoenix (PFP), one of Philly's world class dragon boat clubs, is currently recruiting athletically oriented women dedicated to serious training, camaraderie, and winning for our premier crew. We are also recruiting women breast cancer survivors for our competitive breast cancer survivor crew called Against the Wind. If you are interested in paddling with either of these two crews, don't miss this Meetup. WHAT TO DO: 1) RSVP to attend. If you can't join us but are interested in learning more about dragon boating and our team, message Lisa Valentine. 2) Arrive at 5:45 p.m. We SHOVE OFF THE DOCK PROMPTLY at 6:15 pm. If you're late, you'll miss us. 3) You can find us at this address: https://goo.gl/maps/Qnhx2DzCmSL2 WHAT TO BRING: (We will supply a paddle and vest.) 1) Signed waiver to the first Meetup you attend (To find and download our waiver, go to the More tab at the top of this page and click Files.) 2) Water to drink WHAT TO WEAR: 1) Wicking clothing - no cotton please. Please layer clothing so you will be comfortable as you start working. 2) Dry clothes for afterward in case you get splashed 3) Comfortable shoes (Sneakers or Keens) 4) Hat and sunglasses if desired - depending on weather ***Paddling gloves are discouraged.

On Water Dragon Boat Practice for Beginners/New Members

Location visible to members

Women athletes (no paddling experience necessary), experienced paddlers, or community / corporate / charity team paddlers who want to take it up a notch, come check out our team and learn dragon boat paddling techniques that will have competing on the water with us this year! Philadelphia Flying Phoenix (PFP), one of Philly's world class dragon boat clubs, is currently recruiting athletically oriented women dedicated to serious training, camaraderie, and winning for our premier crew. We are also recruiting women breast cancer survivors for our competitive breast cancer survivor crew called Against the Wind. If you are interested in paddling with either of these two crews, don't miss this Meetup. WHAT TO DO: 1) RSVP to attend. If you can't join us but are interested in learning more about dragon boating and our team, message Lisa Valentine. 2) Arrive at 5:45 p.m. We SHOVE OFF THE DOCK PROMPTLY at 6:15 pm. If you're late, you'll miss us. 3) You can find us at this address: https://goo.gl/maps/Qnhx2DzCmSL2 WHAT TO BRING: (We will supply a paddle and vest.) 1) Signed waiver to the first Meetup you attend (To find and download our waiver, go to the More tab at the top of this page and click Files.) 2) Water to drink WHAT TO WEAR: 1) Wicking clothing - no cotton please. Please layer clothing so you will be comfortable as you start working. 2) Dry clothes for afterward in case you get splashed 3) Comfortable shoes (Sneakers or Keens) 4) Hat and sunglasses if desired - depending on weather ***Paddling gloves are discouraged.

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