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*This Meetup group is for getting the word out to the Seattle and Bellevue community that Sunrise Dragon Boat is recruiting. We regularly have anywhere between 20-40 people attend practice; I'm not the only one there!*

Calling all young adults interested in paddling and water sports! Sunrise Dragon Boat team is actively recruiting for our 3rd season. We are currently made up of about 25 active members. In this team, you will find people from all fitness levels, paddling experience, ages ranging from 20s to 30s, young professionals who moved here from other cities as well as Seattle/Bellevue locals, and all ethnic backgrounds. If you have never paddled before, do not worry! We are committed to training our new members.

We have a structured leadership board who assist in the planning of practices, races, social events, and volunteering. In preparation for the 3 races we plan to compete in this season, we have weekly land practices until we start paddling on the water in late March. Land practice is 9:00am on Saturdays at Pratt Park; water practice will be 8:30am on Saturdays and Sundays at the Leschi docks.

Sunrise Sake is more than just a recreational sports team training to compete in races. This season we are focusing on the culture and camaraderie aspects of the team. Off the water, you can expect fun get-togethers such as happy hours, hiking, running 5ks, board game nights, bar hopping, and anything else up for suggestions. Other reasons to join the team are to form new friendships, work out and stay in shape, participate in team building exercises, and to enjoy being on the water without owning a boat!

If you would like more information, please do not hesitate to ask.

If that wasn't enough to convince you to join our team, here is a compilation of videos taken from our first season together: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lscbdhL7ftI

Note: ‘young’ and ‘professional’ are self-defining terms. We welcome everyone to join regardless of race, age, fitness level, and background.

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