We are so looking forward to welcoming you to the Lagan Dragon community. Whether you are an experienced paddler or have never set foot in a Dragon Boat before, we want you to have a great experience as you begin your paddling journey with the Lagan Dragons.
A Lagan Dragon tee shirt when you join
Access to 4 or more paddles per week during the summer months
Access to 3 or more paddles per week during the winter months
A choice of paddling levels from the sedate, ‘social’ paddle to the intense ‘extreme’ paddle
Winter land fitness classes – (sometimes these can replace paddle sessions when bad weather prevails)
Access to coaches and mentors for additional technique training sessions
The opportunity to paddle in a minimum of 3 regattas per year with subsidised entry
Our Paddling Academy is designed to introduce novices to paddling. If you wish to join Lagan Dragons and have no previous paddling experience you will be invited to attend the Paddle Academy.
Comprising of six, one hour weekly sessions, you will learn the basics of being part of a Dragon Boat team. The Academy takes place twice a year; in the spring and late July. One hour introductory ‘try it’ sessions are held during the two weeks preceding the Academy, providing an opportunity to meet the dragons, get out on the river and experience the joy and camaraderie of paddling in a dragon boat.
This programme is facilitated by our wonderful coaches and experienced paddlers who can’t wait to support and encourage you.
At the end of the programme there will be an opportunity to take part in a race and a graduation ceremony where you will receive a certificate, a Lagan Dragon team tee shirt and a nice cup of tea and cake! After graduation you can join the weekly paddles and find the time and level that works for you.
Click here to register your interest for the next ‘try it’ paddle and we will add you to our waiting list.