If you identify as a woman* 18 years of age or up and are looking for an opportunity to compete in a sport with a group of women who have diverse interests, occupations, lived experiences, and who share a passion for fitness, teamwork, and paddling, then the Schuylkill Dragons might be a good match for you.
*We welcome all paddlers who identify as a woman. Race participation related to gender identity may be dictated by competition rules which the team is required to follow. All female-identifying paddlers are welcome to join the team, practice, and train with us, and race when competition rules allow.
There are many benefits to being a member of the Schuylkill Dragons:
- Become part of a community of athletes
- Learn from our professionally trained coaches
- Get out on the water as much as you have time for
- Check out one of our handful of outrigger canoes with a friend
- Get personalized feedback to help you become a better, stronger, and safer paddler
- Travel with the team regionally and even internationally to compete
Our team has two divisions: those paddlers who are Competitive and those who are Fit. Competitive paddlers typically attend more races and more practices and are expected to maintain a competitive level of fitness. “Fitness” paddlers tend to participate more recreationally. Everyone is welcome to practice and to sign up for races. Coaches are responsible for seating paddlers for racing based on a number of factors such as skill, fitness level, and boat balance. Learn more about our team options.
The Schuylkill Dragons offer practices multiple days a week to accommodate as many schedules as possible. The emphasis of these practices is technique and race fitness. Members are also encouraged to work out on their own to build strength and overall fitness.
The Schuylkill Dragon coaches encourage year-round fitness for team members. Winter training plans are offered by the team and members are expected to train in the off season.
How To Join
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Practice location is identified in the map below. Free parking is provided.