We are not just a paddling club; BDBC cares about the health and well-being of its members. Our goal is to help you learn (or rediscover) a healthy, happy lifestyle, and maintain it all year-round.
Our training is tailored to all types of paddlers, from total newbies to active competitors, breast cancer survivors, youth, veterans, and general club members.
Get stronger. Go faster. Together.

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On the Water

The paddling season begins in April and ends in October. Open practices focus on paddling technique and timing, overall strength & conditioning, and the pleasures of the sport. Race practices are more intense. They focus on race-specific training for speed, strategy, and strong starts & finishes. Both types of practice are fun and challenging, but race practice prepares you for competition. (See Practices for more information.)

Off the Water

We work with a personal trainer twice a week when the boats are out of the water (and once a week during the paddling season) to keep our dragon boat muscles in shape! The workouts include high-intensity interval training, cardio fitness, and strength training. All sessions are held at Body in Rhythm Training with all the fitness equipment available to us (rowers, TRX, weights, etc...). All sessions are also available virtually via Zoom where all exercises can be done with or without equipment. Everyone and all fitness levels are welcome! Our trainer will demonstrate all exercises you're unfamiliar with as well as help you focus on form. All exercises can be regressed/progressed/substituted to suit your fitness level and/or injury recovery needs. You can go at your own pace and take rest when needed. Please contact us for additional information.