Brighton Dragon Boat Club
Meet our volunteer coaches and steers. They are an incredible group of people with diverse skills, award winning accomplishments and international and national experience. They are very passionate about our sport and are dedicated to make our club the best it can be by providing teamwork, leadership and confidence.
We have compiled collective facts and accomplishments about our Club’s 2023 dragon boat coaches and steers. What a group!
Together they have:
Training and Accreditations
Certain of our coaches and steers have taken professional dragon boat training and have the following accreditations. They include:
Several of our coaches/steers have participated in external racing training with the Quinte Heat in Belleville, Pickering Dragon Boat Club, Tampa Dragon Boat boot camp in Florida, Myrtle Beach in South Carolina and on the water training through Ontario Sea Kayak’s “Women On Water” training camps.
This adventuresome group has competed in International World competitions (National and Club Crew) in Toronto, Ontario - 2006, Penang, Malaysia - 2008, Macau, China – 2012, Ravenna, Italy – 2014, Kunming, China – 2017, Szeged, Hungary – 2018, Pattaya, Thailand – 2019, Sarasota, Florida, Australia and Berlin.
Other significant competitions:
This group has earned plentiful gold, silver and bronze medals… too many to count.
Other Sport Participations
This water sport loving group also participates in other water boating experiences:
canoeing, kayaking, rowing, paddling an OC1, OC-2 or OC-6, motor boating, sailing, rowing a skiff and paddle boarding
And they are engaged in other sport activities:
camping, running Marathons, hiking, working out at the Brighton YMCA, water skiing, swimming, doing water aerobics, painting, sculpting or working in encaustic
Volunteer Activities and Other
Several of our paddlers, coaches and steers have given back to the Club by volunteering for Executive Board positions
– 30 years in total.
Other volunteer and community involvement include BARU, Belleville Relay for Life, Probus Presqu’ile, Brighton Garden Club, CARP, Chambers of Commerce, Census Enumeration, TD Friends of the Environment, Heart and Stroke, Canadian Cancer Society, HUGS etc….
Aside from training our dragon boat paddlers, our coaches and steers also coach other groups like:
What an impressive group!!!!!!! We are so proud of our very accomplished Coaches and Steers.