pdbc Senior A

For athletes age 39-49 who are interested in paddling at the highest level the sport of dragon boat racing has to offer. By virtue of implementing our 3-year plan this program is looking for motivated athletes (regardless of paddling experience) that are willing to grow and evolve into the best paddlers and athletes they have ever been.

*Please note that this is a competitive program so athletes must be selected to compete with us.

Program Goals

  • To perform at the highest level at the 2022 CCWC in Florida
  • To instill physical, technical and psychological excellence in our athletes towards their future performances
  • To attract athletes who would like to go on the journey of a lifetime

Returning for 2021…

In hopes to achieve year long commitment and training from our paddlers, we have opened registration for every program available for the entire 2020/2021 season!

Paddlers can now register for all programming that they wish to take part in, all at the same time and receive discounted pricing. Paddlers will receive 5% off if they register for 3 programs, 10% off for 4 programs, and 15% off for all 5 PDBC training programs!

*Registration must be completed by December 31st, 2020 in order to receive multi-program discounts*

New for 2021

In order to best serve our athlete base, all PDBC members will be required to pay a non-refundable Membership Fee of $120.00. This fee will give athletes year-round access to administrative assistance, their Dragon Boat Canada membership, their year-end banquet ticket, as well as a customized weight training program, OC training program, and access to Zoom group workouts.

2020/2021 Season Plan

Paddle Ergometer Training

At Alkame Paddle Zone (1050 Brock Rd, unit 21, Pickering)

First Practice: Monday, November 9th, 2020
Last Practice: Monday, April 12th, 2021
Day & Time: Mondays, 7:20pm – 8:30pm
Cost: Local Fee $400, Distance Fee $280

*Distance pricing is only for members who live outside of the GTA and cannot attend more than 60% of practices.

Alkame Paddle Zone - Membership

All athletes will receive a full weight training and cardio program, designed by our on-site personal trainers, as part of our 2020/2021 season. The Paddle Zone membership allows athletes access to all gym facilities and equipment for a 6-month period.

Dates: November 1st, 2020 – April 30th, 2021 (Register in October and receive that month for FREE!)

Cost: $300.00

*Does not include the cost of group training or personal training.
*Members are welcome to train at Paddle Zone 24hrs/day, 7 days a week, except for during Team Training Sessions. Please see the Paddle Zone schedule for details.

Pool Paddling

At Afterburn Fitness (230 Nantucket Ave, Scarborough)

First practice: Sunday, February 7th, 2021
Last practice: Sunday, March 28th, 2021
Day & Time: Sundays, 5:25pm -7:25pm
Cost: Local Fee $160.00, Distance Fee $110.00

*Distance pricing is only for members who live outside of the GTA and cannot attend more than 60% of practices.

Summer Program

First Practice: Monday, April 26th, 2021
Last Practice: Wednesday, October 13th, 2021
Mondays 6:30 – 8:30pm
Wednesdays 6:30 – 8:30pm
Cost: Local Fee $600.00, Distance Fee $500.00

*Distance pricing is only for members who live outside of the GTA and cannot attend more than 60% of practices.

Includes:

  • Pickering Dragon Boat Festival, June 5th & 6th, 2021
  • Hamilton Waterfest, July 4th & 5th, 2020
  • Guelph Dragon Boat Festival, August 8th, 2020

*Does Not Include: Racing Jersey or Canadian Championships fees

OC Rentals & Coaching

12-week OC training program designed specifically for Senior A athletes. 10:1 athlete to coach ratio.

First Practice: Tuesday, May 25th, 2021
Last Practice: Tuesday, August 10th, 2021
Day & Time: Tuesdays, 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Cost: Full Program (OC Rental & Coaching) $430.00, OC Rental Only (no coached sessions) $275.00, Coaching Only (OC Owners) $180.00

Registration

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Accomplishments

  • 4th place finish at the 2019 Nationals in Regina, Saskatchewan
  • Gold medal in the 200m at the 2014 CCWC’s in Italy
  • Multiple medals at the 2012 CCWC’s in Hong Kong

Questions?

Contact us at membership@pdbc.ca