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The SACA Golden Dragons Paddling Club was formed in 2014 and has built a strong team dynamic that is focused on fun, fitness, and family-centered teamwork. This multicultural team not only paddles hard with determination and coordination, but they also have a good time doing it. They gain strength in their diversity, but they are united in spirit. Their core foundation helps define them as a strong paddling team in and outside of dragon boat. Want to give it a try? We’d love for you to join us! Most of our members had no paddling experience when they joined. We can teach you all you need to know and help you get into great shape and meet new friends. Come try it out and see for yourself why so many people have fallen in love with this sport. You’ll enjoy a great workout on Florida’s scenic waterways while meeting new people!

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*Instagram @sacagoldendragons

*Facebook at Suncoast Asian Cultural Association (aka SACA Golden Dragons)

Upcoming events (4+)

SACA Golden Dragons MeetUp

Tampa River Center at Julian B Lane Park

$5.00

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT:
TEMPORARY COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS: These are subject to change frequently based on both the status of the pandemic and the latest regulations. Our current plan is to require all guests to provide either proof of vaccination or a recent (3 days before the event) negative test for COVID-19. All of our member support crew are vaccinated. Watch for any updates in the comments. So please keep checking back with us.

ADDITIONAL COVID SAFETY GUIDELINES:
1. Only 10 guests allowed to sign up per event
2. Inside the boathouse you must wear a mask
3. If you are fully vaccinated, a mask outside and on the boat, is optional
4. Temperature check (less than 100.4 needed to practice) with a health questionnaire will be taken
5. PFDs and paddles will be washed after each use
6. Must sign a waiver

This event is for those new to Dragon Boating and takes place every other Saturday (Some Meetup we may move it up or forward due to races on that weekend). What is Dragon Boating? Only the world’s fastest-growing team water sport! It's a great workout for core, cardio and all-around fitness.

Teams of ten to twenty paddlers (depending on boat size) take to the water, paddling in synchronization. A steersperson at the rear maneuvers the boat. Teamwork is key, as races are often won or lost by less than one second.

Want to give it a try? We’d love for you to join us! Most of our members had no paddling experience when they joined. We can teach you all you need to know and help you get into great shape.

Come try it out and see for yourself why so many people have fallen in love with this sport. You’ll enjoy a great workout on Florida’s scenic waterways while meeting new people.

What you will need: Please bring water or a sports drink, sunscreen and hat (for daytime practices), and wear clothes and shoes you don’t mind getting splashed (this is a water sport, after all). Also, a willingness to learn and have fun!

If you do not see a large number of attendees, don't worry. Our member's only practice is right before the new member boat and veterans join the practice to teach and encourage you on your first dragon boat experience!

Meeting place: Come to the boathouse near the water next to the Laurel Street Bridge.

Sometimes we grab lunch afterward at La Teresita Restaurant or other nearby spots, you are welcome to join us.

Also visit our team page:
https://www.sacadragonboat.com
https://www.youtube.com
https://www.instagram.com/sacagoldendragons/

SACA Golden Dragons MeetUp

Tampa River Center at Julian B Lane Park

$5.00

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT:
TEMPORARY COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS: These are subject to change frequently based on both the status of the pandemic and the latest regulations. Our current plan is to require all guests to provide either proof of vaccination or a recent (3 days before the event) negative test for COVID-19. All of our member support crew are vaccinated. Watch for any updates in the comments. So please keep checking back with us.

ADDITIONAL COVID SAFETY GUIDELINES:
1. Only 10 guests allowed to sign up per event
2. Inside the boathouse you must wear a mask
3. If you are fully vaccinated, a mask outside and on the boat, is optional
4. Temperature check (less than 100.4 needed to practice) with a health questionnaire will be taken
5. PFDs and paddles will be washed after each use
6. Must sign a waiver

This event is for those new to Dragon Boating and takes place every other Saturday (Some Meetup we may move it up or forward due to races on that weekend). What is Dragon Boating? Only the world’s fastest-growing team water sport! It's a great workout for core, cardio and all-around fitness.

Teams of ten to twenty paddlers (depending on boat size) take to the water, paddling in synchronization. A steersperson at the rear maneuvers the boat. Teamwork is key, as races are often won or lost by less than one second.

Want to give it a try? We’d love for you to join us! Most of our members had no paddling experience when they joined. We can teach you all you need to know and help you get into great shape.

Come try it out and see for yourself why so many people have fallen in love with this sport. You’ll enjoy a great workout on Florida’s scenic waterways while meeting new people.

What you will need: Please bring water or a sports drink, sunscreen and hat (for daytime practices), and wear clothes and shoes you don’t mind getting splashed (this is a water sport, after all). Also, a willingness to learn and have fun!

If you do not see a large number of attendees, don't worry. Our member's only practice is right before the new member boat and veterans join the practice to teach and encourage you on your first dragon boat experience!

Meeting place: Come to the boathouse near the water next to the Laurel Street Bridge.

Sometimes we grab lunch afterward at La Teresita Restaurant or other nearby spots, you are welcome to join us.

Also visit our team page:
https://www.sacadragonboat.com
https://www.youtube.com
https://www.instagram.com/sacagoldendragons/

SACA Golden Dragons MeetUp

Tampa River Center at Julian B Lane Park

$5.00

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT:
TEMPORARY COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS: These are subject to change frequently based on both the status of the pandemic and the latest regulations. Our current plan is to require all guests to provide either proof of vaccination or a recent (3 days before the event) negative test for COVID-19. All of our member support crew are vaccinated. Watch for any updates in the comments. So please keep checking back with us.

ADDITIONAL COVID SAFETY GUIDELINES:
1. Only 10 guests allowed to sign up per event
2. Inside the boathouse you must wear a mask
3. If you are fully vaccinated, a mask outside and on the boat, is optional
4. Temperature check (less than 100.4 needed to practice) with a health questionnaire will be taken
5. PFDs and paddles will be washed after each use
6. Must sign a waiver

This event is for those new to Dragon Boating and takes place every other Saturday (Some Meetup we may move it up or forward due to races on that weekend). What is Dragon Boating? Only the world’s fastest-growing team water sport! It's a great workout for core, cardio and all-around fitness.

Teams of ten to twenty paddlers (depending on boat size) take to the water, paddling in synchronization. A steersperson at the rear maneuvers the boat. Teamwork is key, as races are often won or lost by less than one second.

Want to give it a try? We’d love for you to join us! Most of our members had no paddling experience when they joined. We can teach you all you need to know and help you get into great shape.

Come try it out and see for yourself why so many people have fallen in love with this sport. You’ll enjoy a great workout on Florida’s scenic waterways while meeting new people.

What you will need: Please bring water or a sports drink, sunscreen and hat (for daytime practices), and wear clothes and shoes you don’t mind getting splashed (this is a water sport, after all). Also, a willingness to learn and have fun!

If you do not see a large number of attendees, don't worry. Our member's only practice is right before the new member boat and veterans join the practice to teach and encourage you on your first dragon boat experience!

Meeting place: Come to the boathouse near the water next to the Laurel Street Bridge.

Sometimes we grab lunch afterward at La Teresita Restaurant or other nearby spots, you are welcome to join us.

Also visit our team page:
https://www.sacadragonboat.com
https://www.youtube.com
https://www.instagram.com/sacagoldendragons/

SACA Golden Dragons MeetUp

Tampa River Center at Julian B Lane Park

$5.00

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT:
TEMPORARY COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS: These are subject to change frequently based on both the status of the pandemic and the latest regulations. Our current plan is to require all guests to provide either proof of vaccination or a recent (3 days before the event) negative test for COVID-19. All of our member support crew are vaccinated. Watch for any updates in the comments. So please keep checking back with us.

ADDITIONAL COVID SAFETY GUIDELINES:
1. Only 10 guests allowed to sign up per event
2. Inside the boathouse you must wear a mask
3. If you are fully vaccinated, a mask outside and on the boat, is optional
4. Temperature check (less than 100.4 needed to practice) with a health questionnaire will be taken
5. PFDs and paddles will be washed after each use
6. Must sign a waiver

This event is for those new to Dragon Boating and takes place every other Saturday (Some Meetup we may move it up or forward due to races on that weekend). What is Dragon Boating? Only the world’s fastest-growing team water sport! It's a great workout for core, cardio and all-around fitness.

Teams of ten to twenty paddlers (depending on boat size) take to the water, paddling in synchronization. A steersperson at the rear maneuvers the boat. Teamwork is key, as races are often won or lost by less than one second.

Want to give it a try? We’d love for you to join us! Most of our members had no paddling experience when they joined. We can teach you all you need to know and help you get into great shape.

Come try it out and see for yourself why so many people have fallen in love with this sport. You’ll enjoy a great workout on Florida’s scenic waterways while meeting new people.

What you will need: Please bring water or a sports drink, sunscreen and hat (for daytime practices), and wear clothes and shoes you don’t mind getting splashed (this is a water sport, after all). Also, a willingness to learn and have fun!

If you do not see a large number of attendees, don't worry. Our member's only practice is right before the new member boat and veterans join the practice to teach and encourage you on your first dragon boat experience!

Meeting place: Come to the boathouse near the water next to the Laurel Street Bridge.

Sometimes we grab lunch afterward at La Teresita Restaurant or other nearby spots, you are welcome to join us.

Also visit our team page:
https://www.sacadragonboat.com
https://www.youtube.com
https://www.instagram.com/sacagoldendragons/

Past events (113)

SACA Golden Dragons MeetUp

Tampa River Center at Julian B Lane Park

$5.00

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