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Dragon Boat


Dragon boat is an invigorating rapidly growing sport where a crew of 22 (20 paddlers, 1 steersperson and 1 drummer) race alongside other teams in dragon boats.

The University of Guelph Dragon Boat Club is a place for athletes ranging from beginner to expert paddlers to take part in this fun and exciting sport. We have opportunities for both high-caliber, committed athletes and those who just want to have fun to compete. Practices are held weekly to prep for races against other universities and teams in the summer (May - August). We have been Nationally ranked (gold and silver at Nationals) and want to get back on the podium. But don’t let that scare you, come out meet the team and try something new, or not so new, and de-stress a bit from hectic uni-life. Whether you’re a novice or an expert, engineer or aggie, everyone is welcome.

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Our Exec Team

President: Sophia Hou
Vice President: Jess Stiles
Marketing/Fundraising: Ravi Patel
Head Coach: Mitchell Jordan
Water Coaches: Audra Nicholson, Rei Zhou, and Oliver Bullingham
Dryland Coaches: Kat Kraemer and Michael Campbell


Fall Semester Fee: $50
What it covers: Boat rental, transportation to/from Guelph Lake, Park Passes, etc.

Winter Semester Fee: $100
What it covers: Pool lifeguarding fees, Ontario University Indoor Championship registration, equipment maintenance, etc.

Summer Competitive Fee: ~$250, exact amount TBD
What it covers: Boat rental, transportation to/from Guelph Lake, guest coaching fees for Training Camp, summer regatta registration, etc.

*All clubs memberships require a prerequisite base athletics membership.  Currently enrolled, on-campus students already have this prerequisite membership during the Fall and Winter semesters.  For all other community participants and students attending classes in the summer months, a monthly base membership is required for purchase before enrolling in a club*  

Practice Time

Fall 2019
On-water practices based on team availability; members should check their emails or the Facebook group for more information.

Dry Land practices:
Tuesdays 7:00-8:00AM AC3214
Tuesdays 7:00-8:30PM AC3214
Fridays 7:00-8:00AM AC3214

Winter 2020
Pool practices:
Tuesdays 9:30-10:30PM Red Pool
Wednesdays 9:00-10:00PM Gold Pool
Fridays 7:00-8:00AM Red Pool

Dry Land practices:
Mondays 7:00-8:00AM AC3214
Thursdays 8:30-10:00PM AC3213

Competing with UGDBC

Our competitive program is engineered to be as inclusive as possible. ALL competitive athletes are expected to complete fitness testing, exhibit satisfactory practice attendance, compete at the Ontario University Indoor Championships (, and attend our April Training Camp. Our projected boat structure for the summer is as follows:

A Team: UGDBC Mixed
A high-caliber mixed team consisting of our top 24 men and women in the competitive program that will compete in the University Mixed Division during our summer regattas.

B Teams: Gry-Funs
With one women's boat and one open/men's boat, athletes in our B Teams will also compete in summer regattas alongside our mixed boat athletes.



Instagram and Facebook: @ugdbc


Membership form:
Club Facebook group:
Club fees:

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