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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.


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.


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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