With 18 years of experience in our pockets, the University College Dragon Boat Club is one of the oldest dragon boat clubs in the Greater Toronto Area. Our legacy began in November of 1998 when the four founders Senny Chung, Avery Arora, Andrea Hui and Chuck Wen submitted a tentative proposal to the UC Literacy and Athletic Society to start a club dedicated to the semi-obscure sport of dragon boating.
From the humble beginnings to the club in its present day, we continuously reinforce all of the elements that go into a high performance dragon boat crew. These elements include: having a strong training regimen, providing resources to further improvement, fostering growth of the individual as well as the team, being adaptable with scheduling, being transparent with decisions, having a diverse member base, revealing the character in each individual and most importantly, being not only a collection of paddlers, but also a family of strong athletes.
Students Achieving Greatness
Our gym sessions are designed to accommodate students with limited time schedules or limited time management capabilities. We host multiple group workout sessions in the gym on any given day to allow you to exercise around your classes. Over time, we hope that our insights and own experience with time management will affect your ability to become more productive each day.
Athletes from the Ground Up
Whether you are an experienced lifter, a novice gym goer, or a beginner in the gym environment, we will help you work towards your goals. Our training program incorporates both general weightlifting exercises and dragon boat specific movements set in an 8 month periodization (September to April) so that each athlete can accomplish their goals successively and will be well prepared for the on-water portion of the season. The last thing to do is to paddle towards the finish line and reap the rewards of our combined efforts.
What is Dragon Boat?
20 paddlers, one drummer and a steersperson racing down a lane.
It's that simple.
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