Brighton Dragon Boat Club

Recruiting For Race Team #2 (by Tom King)

16 Mar 2020 6:29 PM | Tricia Boehme (Administrator)


Has life become routine? Do you feel like you are walking through the everyday challenges of life in a haze? Wake up your senses, stop floating through life—floats are for parades! 

The Brighton Dragon Boat Race Team (the Heat Strokes) is looking to recruit new members for its upcoming race season.  We are men and women of all ages, and we all love to get out on the water and give it our all…no more, no less!

If you’re ready to step out of your routine check us out at under the tab BDBC Heat Strokes Album and join our team.

This e-mail was originally drafted to invite you to our Meet and Greet at the Smokehouse Restaurant on March 19th to learn about our race team, meet some of your fellow teammates and decide if you want to join the fun. Unfortunately in the interest of member and public safety we decided to forego the event in the current COVID-19 environment.  Coach Phil was particularly crestfallen at the announcement of the cancellation, not only because he missed the opportunity to revisit with current team members and meet potential race team recruits but also because he lost the opportunity to chow down on free nibblies.  With any luck corona virus concerns will be alleviated in time for our Open House at the YMCA from 9 to 11:30AM on April 25.

Does this delay in getting together mean you get a free pass on pre-season training? NO!  While  acknowledging paddling in a pool pales in comparison to paddling on the lake, Pool Paddling which commences on April 2 and every Thursday thereafter will provide you with a jump start on getting those shoulder, leg and core muscles tuned up and help get the kinks out of your stroke before we hit the open water on May 11.  As an added bonus you have the opportunity to have both Miles (last year race team coach) and Phil (this year's race team coach) advising you on improvements to your paddling technique.  New paddlers shouldn't be overly concerned, as I will easily keep Miles and Phil pre-occupied critiquing my own ineptness. 

If you can't make it to pool paddling, please get going on your personal exercise routine and we'll see you at our Open House.


  • 21 Mar 2020 4:52 PM | Barb Michno
    Saw two kayakers out on the water today, Mar 21. Almost wish the dragon boats were out too.
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