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18-23 Open, Women and Mixed
2013 Canadian U23 National Crew Announced!
Congratulations to all the successful athletes.
Eligibility: Competitors aged 18 to 23 inclusive as of June 1, 2013 are eligible to compete in the U23 division. Competitors aged 24 to
25 and under 18 as of June 1, 2013 are also welcome to try out, but the number of spots on the roster for such candidates is limited.
UPDATE - September 18, 2013
Details for the U23 Fall Camp in Montreal on September 22-23
Please bring a $45 cheque addressed to "Dragon Boat Canada".
Please bring your paddle, life jacket, running shoes, and adequate food and drinks for both days.
Meeting location: Complexe récréatif Gadbois
Address: 5485, chemin de la Côte-Saint-Paul, Montreal
Take the 36 westbound bus from Station Place-Saint-Henri or the 37 bus from Vendome. Both buses depart from their stations at about 7:30am on both days. Get off at Complexe récréatif Gadbois, which is where you will find changerooms and lockers. From there, use the following map to walk to the 22 Dragons docks.
8am to 9:30am - OC trials for right side 9:30am to 11am - OC trials for left side 11am to 1pm - Break 1pm to 3pm - Dragon boat 3pm to 5pm - Video review
Location: Canal Fitness
Address: 5524, St-Patrick street #150, Montreal
Same as the Saturday directions, except instead of using the changerooms at Gadbois, walk directly from Gadbois to the docks.
Across the street from the docks, there should be a large commercial loft, and the entrance to Canal Fitness should be on the left side of the building.
8am to 9:30am - Fit tests for men
9:30am to 11am - Fit tests for women
11am to 12pm - Run test
12pm to 1:30pm - Dragon boat
1:30pm to 3:30pm - Video review
You are welcome to arrive later if you are testing later, e.g.
left-side men can arrive at 9:30am on Saturday.
Update - September 10 - Toronto
Thanks to everyone who showed up at the Toronto Kick-Off
Camp. Andrew and I were really impressed
with the athleticism on display in all three boats.
Now onto the Fall Training camps. Please save the following dates:
TORONTO - September 15-16, complete details can be found here
MONTREAL - September 22-23, Canal Fitness (22 Dragons)
VANCOUVER - date and location will be arranged via email correspondence with
west coast paddlers.
These are important two-day camps that will consist of
OC-1 testing, fitness testing and more dragon boat coaching. The camp fees and other details will be
Complete Selection Information is available here.
Benjamin Choi, Andrew Milner
Thank you to all the supporters of the 18-23 program. Your assistance in providing low or no cost equipment and facilities to the National Team program is greatly appreciated.